Let’s first of all here we discuss that the, what is carrier Settings update for iPhone and cellular iPad? Is Carrier settings update affected to native Apple iOS? The Carrier is a network company like there are four major carrier companies in the United States for example- Verizon, at&t, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc. These companies have rights to handle its services via carrier settings. And this is Carrier settings update is different than Apple iOS update. As an example, I’m going to show you on latest Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7/ 7+ – Update carrier Settings running iOS 12 or later.
Apple doesn’t interfere with this kind of update. Hence, mostly update available while user’s carrier company bug or added any new services like Wi-Fi calling at that time they send notification about the carrier settings update. On another hand, the user can also manually check Carrier settings update by the following way.
Your iPhone or iPad must be connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular data network. Its already joined to Wi-Fi, then go to bottom steps to update carrier settings on your iPhone. Carrier update is an ideal solution while your iPhone/ iPad is showing up No service or searching on the top menu bar. Don’t worry carrier settings update not need to restart the iPhone as well as not affected by your iPhone speed.
Follow Steps to Update Carrier Settings on iPhone XS Max/ XS/ XR/X/8/7/6S/6/SE/5S
Step #1. Launch Settings App on your iPhone home screen.
Step #2. Tap on General.
Step #3. Select About then Tap on Carrier.
If update any update available then tap on it and wait for the download.
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So Inherently, Carrier update has no connection with iPhone iOS Software update. According to Apple site, Carrier update may affect caller data, calling, personal hotspot, network, and Voicemail Settings.
Like to know: when you insert a new SIM card into your iPhone or Apple iPad, at that time you need to download the carrier settings for your new Carrier.