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Sonicjay

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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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fmalloy

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Nov 5, 2007
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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.
 

rugmankc

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Sep 24, 2014
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same here--can't believe you were fast enough to shoot that. mine was gone in a blink.
 

ChrisN718

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Jan 8, 2013
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Flushing, NY
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.
 

macosxuser01

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Jan 10, 2006
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Sacramento, CA
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
 

jmmo20

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Jun 15, 2006
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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.
 

redman042

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Jun 13, 2008
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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...
 

redman042

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Jun 13, 2008
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Well, since they hacked XCode, anything is possible. But of course I was mostly joking. Mostly.
 

b1gted

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Sep 27, 2007
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Bartlesville, OK
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.
 

TheCorrector

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Apr 8, 2015
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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.
 

sohaloh

macrumors regular
Apr 10, 2012
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London, Ontario
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.

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

TheCorrector

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Apr 8, 2015
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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.

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. **
 

ggibson913

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Sep 11, 2006
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Same happened to me and when I followed the carrier update procedure it worked.
 
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