Generally, when getting “Carrier Settings Update” message on our iPhone, we will choose to update despite not knowing what it is. Someone may wonder what does a carrier update delivers. Read on to find everything you want to know as well as how to update carrier setting on iPhone X/8 (Plus)/7 (Plus)/6s/6/5 and other devices.
Along with every major iOS publishment, like iOS 11/10, you may receive carrier settings update message on iPhone/iPad. In order to adapt to new OS update, network providers like Verizon may release updated carrier settings to improve cellular network connectivity and performance, so that you won’t have problems when making VoLTE or WiFi calls, sending text messages or using cellular data. For more information of what the update contains, you may need to contact your carrier or Apple.
Unlike updating iOS software, an iPhone network provider update won’t restart your device, neither affect existing data. Generally, you can hardly notice the change after tapping Update option. As another option, you can also postpone the update by choosing Not Now. However, network provider may force update carrier settings, and if so, you will only see an OK button informing what has happened.
It’s really important to do the carrier updates because your iPhone may have connection error without the update. When you receive the push notification, you are recommended to choose Update. What if you have ignored the message? Don’t worry, in Setting you can also manually check for carrier update. Just go to Setting > General > About. As long as there is network connection and available update, you will give the option to download it.
In some cases, you may see the Carrier Settings Update requirement when connecting your device with iTunes. Similarly, click Update or Check to go.
After reading this post, you should have a well thought what’s the carrier update and how to update it on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus and other iOS 11 devices. If you encountered any stuck during update, or had unexpected system crash, don’t hesitate to get Tenorshare ReiBoot to help.