"Your SIM sent a text message" pop-up after 8.2 upgrade

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  1. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    A few minutes after the 8.2 upgrade finished (ATT iPhone 6) and rebooted, I was reading an iMessage from a buddy and the whole screen went black with a message saying my SIM had sent a text. I was able to quickly screenshot it before it faded back out. Did anyone else experience this? I found a short thread via Google on Apple's Support forum with one guy saying he had the same and called ATT and was told his SIM is failing, but nothing else besides that.
     

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  2. fmalloy macrumors regular

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    I don't think it's a failing SIM. I got this message too right after the install reboot. So far I haven't seen it again.

    I suspect it's a glitch from the install. Others have reported it on installing earlier releases.
     
  3. rugmankc Contributor

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    same here--can't believe you were fast enough to shoot that. mine was gone in a blink.
     
  4. ChrisN718 macrumors regular

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    I also received that on my AT&T iPhone 6 after updating yesterday afternoon. It showed up for a few seconds and then disappeared, however it hasn't showed up again since. I wonder what it could be.
     
  5. Belmont31R macrumors 6502

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    Showed up on mine. I have a SIM Free iPhone 6 on AT&T.
     
  6. Fischkind macrumors newbie

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    Used to happen on Telus in Canada also. Have not seen it after ios7
     
  7. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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  9. macosxuser01 macrumors 6502a

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    Just updated my phone and receive it too. Does anybody have a official explanation on this? I've never seen this message pop-up before after upgrading any iOS software
     
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  11. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    some sim cards have complex operating systems in the sim card itself.
    Some are even upgradable over the air by the carrier.

    Don't think too much about it, it's normal and carrier specific.
     
  12. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I haven't had this message since updating to 8.2
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    This is just a little malware routine texting all your personal data to the CIA. Nothing to worry about. Move along...
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    You can't help but think that! #
     
  15. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Its the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it.
     
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  17. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Well, since they hacked XCode, anything is possible. But of course I was mostly joking. Mostly.
     
  18. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I've got this twice. Not sure what's happening.
     
  19. b1gted macrumors regular

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    Just got this message on my Iphone 6+ At&t after updating to IOS 8.3 today. It was pretty much right after the update. Hopefully it only does it that one time.
     
  20. TheCorrector macrumors newbie

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    Need carrier settings update

    I just got this after updating to 8.3 too.
    If you go to your Settings -> General -> About and just stay on that page for a moment, it'll ask for a carrier update.
    That should fix it.
     
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  22. sohaloh macrumors regular

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    Looks like a Flash-SMS. It's a form of spam message, but thats the way it shows up on iOS.
     
  23. TheCorrector macrumors newbie

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    No, it's a glitch where your phone tries to connect to a your carrier's settings server to update the carrier settings and gets stuck. It's happening most often when updating the OS because the phone always checks that it has the latest carrier settings when you update the OS.

    ** Go to Settings -> General -> About. It should ask you to do a carrier settings update. This will fix it. **
     
  24. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a

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    Same happened to me and when I followed the carrier update procedure it worked.
     
  25. J1194 macrumors newbie

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    If you have an iPhone 6, you have a sim card, you just don't realize it. That strange hole on the right middle side of your phone is how you get to it.
     

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