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VersionRelease DateEnhancementsStatus

iOS 15.0.2

Carrier 47.1

October 11, 2021
  • Resolves issue where photos saved in library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread
  • iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe no longer prevents connection to Find My
  • Ensures CarPlay does not fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback
  • Full list of improvements
  • Security updates
Available October 11, 2021
If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

iOS 15.0.1

Carrier 47.1

October 1, 2021
  • Resolves issue where Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch may not work on iPhone 13 models
  • Settings no longer incorrectly displays an alert that storage is full
  • Prevents Audio meditations from unexpectedly starting a workout on Apple Watch
  • Full list of improvements
  • Security updates
Available October 1, 2021
If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

iOS 15

Carrier 47.1

September 20, 2021Full list of improvementsAvailable September 20, 2021
If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.Other versionsN/AN/AYour device has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.
Sours: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/apple/apple-ios-15/software-versions-and-updates-ios-15

How to manually update the carrier settings on your iPhone to improve its cellular connection and performance

If you've ever noticed a menu for carrier settings on your iPhone or have seen a pop-up prompting you to update those settings, you may have wondered what they are and if (or why) you need to do it. 

Basically, carrier settings contain packets of data about your iPhone and the network you use that help ensure performance and connectivity. Keeping this data up-to-date is important to ensure your iPhone is working optimally, so it's worth checking to see if your carrier settings are up to date. 

It should be noted that generally speaking, you'll automatically be prompted to update your carrier settings when such updates become available. 

However, if you want to do this manually — potentially a necessary step if you insert a new SIM card into your iPhone, for instance — it's a quick process. Here's how to do it. 

How to manually update the carrier settings on an iPhone

1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. 

2. Open your phone's Settings app, tap General, and then tap About

3. Scroll down to Carrier. Next to Carrier, if a new update is available, you'll see an option to perform this update. Otherwise, you'll simply be shown the currently installed settings or carrier version number. Tapping on the version number can display further information about the carrier. 

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Keeping your iPhone's carrier settings up-to-date ensures that the phone is able to communicate with and operate on your network correctly and efficiently. 

If your settings are outdated, you might experience issues making calls (even on Wi-Fi), sending texts, or even listening to your voicemail. It pays to take a few seconds to check that everything is up-to-date — and to go ahead and install any updates if and when you're prompted to do so.

Sours: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-update-carrier-settings-iphone
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Update your carrier settings manually on your iPhone or iPad

When a carrier settings update is available, you'll be prompted to install it. Installation takes less than one minute, and you can keep using your device normally. If your carrier releases a mandatory update, you'll see an OK button instead of an Update button to let you know that the update was downloaded and installed.

If you dismiss the installation notification, you can update carrier settings manually by following these steps:

  1. Make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network.
  2. Tap Settings > General > About.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to install your carrier update.

If you insert a new SIM card into your iPhone or iPad, you will need to download the carrier settings for your new carrier.

To see the version of carrier settings installed on your device, tap Settings > General > About and look next to Carrier. To see additional carrier information, tap the version number. To verify you have the latest carrier settings installed, contact your carrier.

Sours: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201270
Is it safe to update carrier settings on iPhone?

Carrier settings are the data stored on an iPhone that are specific to a particular phone carrier (AT&T in the U.S.). When any of these settings need to be modified from the defaults of an iPhone OS installation/activation, Apple issues a carrier settings update. You download and install these update files via iTunes, in much the same way as iPhone OS updates.

Here in the U.S, the most recent carrier settings update was the one required to enable MMS (picture/video) messaging. When AT&T gets around to turning on Internet Tethering, expect yet another carrier settings update.

Carrier settings also include the access name for their Internet data networks as well as dialing codes for items such as Check Bill Balance and Directory Assistance (such as listed in Settings -> Phone -> AT&T Services). According to an Apple support article, carrier settings additionally include “default settings for Stocks, Maps, Weather, and other items.”

From your iPhone, you can find out the version of your currently installed carrier settings by navigating to Settings -> General -> About -> Carrier. On my iPhone 3GS, running iPhone OS 3.1 with the MMS update, the listed version is: AT&T 5.5.

As it turns out, there’s more you can do with carrier settings than just download and install the latest update. In particular, you can custom reinstall, directly view and even modify your carrier settings. How to do all of this, and why you might want to do it, is the subject of this article.

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Reinstall a carrier settings update

Suppose you have symptoms that suggest possible trouble with your carrier settings (such as a continuing and otherwise inexplicable inability to access your carrier’s data networks). Or maybe you modified the carrier settings in some way and want to return to the defaults. If so, a sure solution is to reinstall Apple’s latest carrier settings update:

  1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes. From the phone’s Summary screen in iTunes, hold down the Option key and click the Check for Update button. (Note: In my testing, I got the same end result here if I clicked Restore instead of Check for Update.)
  2. From the Open dialog that appears, navigate to the ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Carrier Support folder. Here you should find a file named . That’s the carrier settings update file. Select to install it.
  3. Restart your iPhone. This is not always required, but worth doing, just in case.

If the file is grayed out in the Open dialog, quit iTunes. Open Terminal and type:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE

Press Return. Quit Terminal and relaunch iTunes; try the update reinstall again. It should now work.

If you can’t find any Carrier Support folder, it means you’ve never downloaded and installed a separate carrier settings update. Assuming no update is available from Apple for your phone, you’ll need some other solution, possibly restoring the iPhone OS.

Why you might want to view or edit carrier settings

Beyond simply reinstalling the default update file, you can modify the file’s contents and reinstall the edited file. There are several reasons you might want to do this. Unfortunately, Apple has blocked the most popular one.

When iPhone OS 3.0 came out, with its support for MMS and Internet tethering, many U.S. users were disappointed to learn that they would have to wait months before AT&T enabled these two features. In the interim, enterprising iPhone users found that they could enable the options by a simple hack of their carrier settings. With iPhone OS 3.1, Apple plugged this quasi-legal hole. The hacks no longer work. While this doesn’t matter for MMS (which is officially available in 3.1), it means you can’t enable tethering anymore (although new hacks are supposedly in the works).

Still, there are carrier settings edits you can usefully make. I am going to focus on just one: disabling data services. By this, I mean turning off all non-Wi-Fi Internet access, both EDGE and 3G. Why might you want to do this? Because, if you are in a foreign country, your carrier typically charges exorbitant rates for data network access (although buying a discount package in advance can help keep these costs down). To make sure you don’t inadvertently accrue any of these charges, you’d like to turn off all data services for the duration of your trip, but still retain the ability to use your phone for calls and messages. Enabling Airplane Mode won’t do the trick, because that turns off both the phone service and the data networks. Keeping Data Roaming off (in Settings -> General -> Network) should be sufficient, but you are worried that you may inadvertently enable this. What else can you do? You can make a carrier settings change that is guaranteed to block all data network access, even when you are not in a roaming area. And, at the end of your trip, it’s easy to undo.

All you need to do is edit the carrier settings’ cellular data Access Point Name (APN).

View and edit carrier settings from the iPhone

Wouldn’t it be great if you could do all the necessary work directly on the iPhone? Yup. And it’s possible. But only if your carrier permits it. Unfortunately, AT&T doesn’t permit it.

Where permission is granted, you’ll find the relevant options at Settings -> General -> Network -> Cellular Data Network. From here, you can make changes to Cellular Data, MMS and Visual Voicemail settings (as shown in an Apple article). To revert to the defaults, tap Reset Settings.

While I have seen carrier settings hacks that enable the Cellular Data Network feature on AT&T phones, most (all?) of these hacks no longer work in iPhone OS 3.1. In any case, I’m going to assume you don’t have this option. Let’s move on.

View and edit carrier settings from the Mac

Even if you’re unable to access carrier settings from your iPhone, you can access them from your Mac. To do so, you crack open the carrier settings (.ipcc) file and view its contents:

  1. Go to ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Carrier Support/ and make a copy of the file. Work only with this copy.
  2. In the Finder, add a .zip extension to the name of the file.
  3. Double-click the .zip file. This unarchives the file, creating a folder named Payload.
  4. Inside Payload is a file called . Select Show Package Contents from the file’s contextual menu. You’re in. Here you’ll find the complete contents of the carrier settings file. Most of what you’ll find are localizations for different languages. Ignore them. The file of most interest is .
  5. Via a utility such as Property List Editor (included as part of Apple’s Developer software, optionally installable from your Mac OS X Install DVD), open the carrier.plist file. Here you will see the actual settings. Settings include APNs (e.g., wap.cingular is the name for the data network APN, as seen in Item 2 of apns), the numbers to dial for various carrier services (e.g., *225# is the number to check your bill balance, as seen in Item 0 for Services) and the new MMS properties.

Can you do more than view data here? Can you modify the settings? Yes. Here’s how:

  1. Make your desired change(s) to the .plist file and and save.
  2. Reverse your previous steps, compressing the Payload folder and renaming it . To be certain you deleted the .zip extension, check the Name & Extension section of item’s Info window.
  3. Install the modified .ipcc file, using the reinstall method already described.

If you later want to revert back to the original settings, just reinstall the unmodified file that you presumably saved.

While I can confirm that this works, the approach is a bit risky and I’m reluctant to recommend it—unless you feel confident working at this level. That’s why I didn’t go into the details as to what changes to make. Instead, at least for the goal of disabling data networks, I recommend using Configuration Profiles, as I describe in complete detail in the tutorial that follows.

Create and install an iPhone Configuration Profile

A configuration profile contains custom instructions for iPhone settings. When a configuration profile is installed, the iPhone’s settings are changed to match those of the profile. If you later uninstall the profile, settings revert to their prior state.

The main purpose of configuration profiles is to provide a convenient way to distribute custom settings to a group of users. For example, suppose a company gives iPhones to all its employees but wants the phones to have the camera disabled. This can be easily accomplished by distributing a required configuration profile to the employees. For a quick overview on how all this is done, see Apple’s introduction to device configurations.

For our purposes, we can take advantage of the availability of configuration profiles, creating and installing one that modifies the carrier settings so as to disable data services.

The first task is to create the needed configuration profile:

  1. Launch iPhone Configuration Utility (iCU). This is a free utility available from Apple. While this utility offers several functions, we are only going to use its ability to create and install configuration profiles.
  2. From the Library sidebar list on the left, tap Configuration Profiles.
  3. From the Toolbar at the top, tap: New. A profile is automatically created and saved, typically with a .mobileconfig extension, and stored in ~/Library/MobileDevice/Configuration Profiles.
  4. From the General item for the newly created profile, give the file a name (such as Disable Data Services). Add an identifier (the specific name doesn’t matter; it could be com.phony.profile). The remaining fields in this section are optional and can be ignored.
  5. Scroll down the item list until you see Advanced. Select it.
  6. Click the Configure button. Next, in the Access Point Name (APN) field, enter a phony APN name, such as (as shown in the screenshot below).
That’s the only change needed to disable data services on your iPhone. All that remains is to install the configuration profile:
  1. With iCU open, connect your iPhone to your Mac via its USB-Dock cable. iCU should automatically detect the phone and the iPhone name should appear in its Devices list on the left.
  2. Select the iPhone’s name from the Devices section of the column on the left. (Note: Do not instead start by selecting Devices from the Library section.)
  3. Select the iPhone’s Configuration Profiles tab (from the row of tabs that begins with Summary). You should now see a list of all available configuration profiles. Depending upon whether a profile is currently installed or not, the button to the right of each profile will say either Install or Remove.
  4. Locate the profile you created; click its Install button (as shown below).
  5. Now go to your iPhone. You should see a screen asking you to confirm your intention by tapping the Install button. (See the screen below.) Continue following the prompts until done.

That’s it. Once a profile is installed, its changes should take effect immediately. Typically, it is not even required that you restart your iPhone.

After this particular profile has been installed, you can use the Phone and Messages apps. You can connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi. However, if you try to connect to the Internet via 3G or EDGE, you will get a “Could not activate cellular data network” error.

What makes the configuration profile technique especially attractive is how easy it is to undo. All you need to do is remove the Profile:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Profiles -> name of Profile.
  2. From here, tap the Remove button. Your settings should now revert to their prior state.

If you later install an iPhone OS or carrier settings update while the configuration profile is installed, it may undo the effect of the profile. If that happens, remove the configuration profile and reinstall it. That should get things working again.

[Senior Contributor Ted Landau is in the process of updating Take Control of Your iPhone (TidBits Publishing, 2009) for iPhone 3.0.]

Sours: https://www.macworld.com/article/200409/carriersettings.html

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Manually update your carrier settings on your iPhone or iPad

When a carrier settings update is available, you'll be prompted to install it. Installation takes less than one minute, and you can keep using your device normally. If your carrier releases a mandatory update, you'll see an OK button instead of an Update button to let you know that the update was downloaded and installed.

If you dismiss the installation notification, you can manually update carrier settings by following these steps:

  1. Make sure that your device is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network.
  2. Tap Settings > General > About.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to install your carrier update.

If you insert a new SIM card into your iPhone or iPad, you need to download the carrier settings for your new carrier.

To see the version of carrier settings on your device, tap Settings > General > About and look next to Carrier. To see additional carrier information, tap the version number. To verify that you have the latest carrier settings installed, contact your carrier.

Sours: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201270
Carrier Update 10/15/2021

Learn how to check the software version and how to update the software with Apple iOS 11.

Check software version

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap About and then review the software version field.

Check Carrier Settings version

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap About and then review the Carrier field.

Current & past software versions

Current version

Your software is up to date and no updates are available. This page is updated if and when new software is available.

iOS 11.4.1 / Carrier 32

Previous versions

Your phone can update to the latest software version if you meet the requirements. You may be prompted to update automatically (OTA) or you can now via manual software update.

iOS 11.4 / Carrier 32

iOS 11.3.1 / Carrier 32

iOS 11.3 / Carrier 32

iOS 11.2.6 / Carrier 31.1

iOS 11.2.5 / Carrier 31.1

  • Released: January 23, 2018
  • Added HomePod support
  • Siri News updates
  • Call log bug fixes
  • Fixes an issue that caused Mail notifications from some Exchange accounts to disappear
  • Fixes an issue in CarPlay where Now Playing controls become unresponsive after multiple track changes
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

iOS 11.2.2 / Carrier 31.1

iOS 11.2.1 / Carrier 31.1

iOS 11.2 / Carrier 30.2

  • Released: December 2, 2017
  • Introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
  • Addresses an issue that could cause your device to unexpectedly restart.
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

iOS 11.1.2 / Carrier 30.2

iOS 11.1.1 / Carrier 30.1

iOS 11.1 / Carrier 30.1

  • Released: October 31, 2017
  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

iOS 11.0.3 / Carrier 29.1

  • Released: October 11, 2017
  • Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.
  • Addresses an issue in which touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts.
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

iOS 11.0.2 / Carrier 29.1

  • Released: October 3, 2017
  • Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden.
  • Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open.
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

iOS 11.0.1 / Carrier 29.1

iOS 11 / Carrier 29.1

  • Released: September 19, 2017
  • Messages has a redesigned app drawer, syncs conversations across Apple devices, and adds built-in Apple Pay for person to person payments
  • Siri has a new natural and expressive voice with added translation services and better 3rd party app integration
  • Up to 2x better photo/video compression to capture more memories, Live photos now let you edit and add effects like loops, reversals, and long exposure
  • Redesigned Control Center has one page with all your features and adds 3D touch support to access more controls
  • New Files app that brings together all the files on your iPad, featuring new ways to organize and filter your files plus support for cloud storage like iCloud, DropBox, and GoogleDrive
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

Other versions

Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

Perform automatic update (OTA)

This software update will be pushed to your phone. Your phone will notify you when it is ready to update. If your phone has not received an OTA message, see manual software update below.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notifications.
  2. Tap the software update notification.
  3. Verify that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap Download.
  5. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

Perform manual update

From phone

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. After the device searches for available software updates, it will display the current version.
  5. Verify that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  6. If an update is available, tap Download.
  7. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

Update Carrier Settings from phone

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap About.
  4. After the device searches for available software updates, it will display the current version.
  5. If a 'Carrier Settings Update' is available, you will receive a pop-up notification.
  6. Tap Update.

From computer

  1. Connect iPhone to the computer using the included USB cable.
  2. After iTunes opens, select your device when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
  3. Click Check for Update in the Summary pane.
  4. If an update is available, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update.
  5. Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished. iTunes checks for both carrier and software updates.

Software update requirements

You must meet the following requirements before updating to the current software version:

  • Apple iPhone 5s / 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / SE / 8 / 8 Plus / X and iPad 9.7" / Air / Air 2 / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4 / Pro / Pro 10.5" / Pro 12.9" /
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Wi-Fi data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • ~0.5 GB available memory (File size of update is ~0.25 GB). Carrier Settings updates require less than 1 MB free space and are ~10 KB in size.
Sours: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/apple/apple-ios-11/software-versions-and-updates-apple-iphone-and-ipad-on-ios-11

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How to Update iPhone Carrier Settings

What to Know

  • Easiest method: Tap Update when a notification appears on the phone.
  • Next easiest: Check for updates by tapping Settings > General > About.

This article explains what carrier settings updates are and how to work with them on the iPhone.

What Are iPhone Carrier Settings?

A few times a year, your iPhone lets you know that there's a new version of the iOS available for download by popping up a window on the screen. But every so often, you'll see a message notifying you that there's a new "carrier settings update."

To connect to a cellular phone network, the iPhone needs to have settings that allow it to communicate with and operate on that network. The settings control how the phone makes calls, sends text messages, gets data, and accesses voicemail. Each phone company has its own carrier settings. Carrier settings for your phone company are added to your iPhone when you activate the phone.

Unlike other settings on your iPhone, carrier settings are hidden from the user and can't be manually changed.

How Are Carrier Settings Different From an iOS Update?

An OS update is a much bigger, more comprehensive update than a carrier settings update. The biggest versions of OS updates—like iOS 12 and iOS 13—introduce hundreds of new features and major changes to the interface of the iOS. The smaller updates (like 12.0.1) fix bugs and add minor features. 

Updates to the OS affect the foundation of the entire phone. On the other hand, Carrier settings updates are just minor tweaks to a small group of settings and can't change anything other than how the phone works with a given phone company.

How To Update iPhone Carrier Settings

Updating your iPhone carrier settings is simple: tap Update when the notification pops up on your screen. The settings will be downloaded and applied almost instantaneously. Unlike with an OS update, there's no need to restart your iPhone.

You can usually postpone installing most carrier settings updates by simply tapping Not Now in the pop-up window.

However, in some cases (usually due to security or major network upgrades), carrier settings updates are mandatory. In those cases, the update is automatically downloaded and installed. A push notification with just an OK button lets you know when that's happened. 

How to Check For New iPhone Carrier Settings

There's no button that lets you check for a carrier settings update the way you can check for a new version of the iOS. Usually, the carrier settings notification appears. However, if you want to check for a carrier settings update, try the following:

  1. Make sure your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network, then tap Settings.

  2. Tap General

  3. Tap About.

  4. If there's an update, the notification should appear here.

You can also prompt a carrier settings update by inserting a new SIM card into a phone that's connected to a different network than the previous SIM used. When you do that, you'll be asked to download settings related to the new phone network connected to the new SIM.

Can You Manually Update iPhone Carrier Settings?

Yes. In most cases, the automated notification does everything you need. If you're using an iPhone on a network that's not one of Apple's official, supported partners, you may need to configure your settings manually. To do that, read Apple's article ​about cellular data network settings on your iPhone and iPad.

Can You Find Out What's In A Carrier Settings Update?

This is harder than you'd expect. With iOS updates, Apple explains—at least at a high level—what's in each new version. With carrier settings, though, you won't find a screen that gives the same explanation. Your best bet is to Google information about the update, but chances are, you won't find much.

Luckily, carrier settings updates don't carry the same risk as iOS updates. While an iOS update can (rarely) cause problems with your phone, it's virtually unheard of for a carrier settings update to cause problems. When you get the notification of an update, your best bet is to install it. It's quick, easy, and generally harmless. 

Thanks for letting us know!

Sours: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-update-your-iphone-carrier-settings-4079975


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