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Manually Update Carrier Settings on Your iPhone and iPad

Why and How to Update Carrier Settings on Your Device?

Did you know your carrier can release setting updates, and you can update them on your device? Your carrier settings improve mobile network performance and connectivity so you can have the best user experience possible. Those settings control how your cellular device receives data, sends text messages, makes phone calls, and more.

Manually Update Carrier Settings on Your iPhone and iPad

If you're having issues with calls, can't connect to your cellular network, or have other problems related to your network provider, the first thing you should do is to check if an update for carrier settings is available. If you don't feel comfortable updating your carrier settings without knowing the updated content, contact your carrier to get more details. But if you want your network to work smoothly, we recommend updating them.

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How to Update Your Carrier Settings Manually on Your iOS Device

Updating carrier settings is a very straightforward process. Make sure Your iPhone or iPad is connected to an internet network.

To update carrier settings on your iPhone and iPad, follow the steps below:

1. Go to your device settings.
2. Then, go to "General" settings.

Go to General settings

3. Tap on "About".

Go to About

4. If your carrier has updates, a message saying "Network provider Settings Update" or "Carrier Settings Update" will pop up.
5. Tap on "Update" to update your carrier settings.

Update carrier settings

Now, you've updated your carrier's settings, and everything should be working fine.

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How to Check If Your Carrier Settings are Updated

If your carrier released a new update, you could check if your carrier settings are already updated.

You should also check carrier updates if you've inserted a new SIM card.

To check the current version of carrier settings update, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the "Settings" app.
2. Then, go to "General" settings.

Go to General settings

3. Tap on "About".

Go to About

4. You'll see the current version next to "Carrier" or "Network Provider".

Check carrier settings update version

If you still haven't received the new update, force restarts your iPhone and check again.

If the carrier has already updated your settings, instead of "Update" in the pop-up message, you'll see the button "OK". Tap on it.

We hope this article was helpful.

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