Do you know how to check for carrier settings update on iPhone X handsets? If you don’t, it’s important that you learn how. Find out how to do it and why it’s important in this guide.
Checking for carrier settings updates on your iPhone X can be important because it can help improve your experience with your current network provider. It can improve signal, boost connectivity and sometimes increase call quality.
It’s down to the network providers to release carrier updates, so they don’t get updates sent to your device automatically like a normal iOS update would. Carrier updates can come from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Apple.
You may have noticed a carrier settings update pop-up on your screen in the past, but you may have chosen not to install it at the time. You don’t have to install carrier settings updates, so it’s very easy to miss these important downloads.
The size of a carrier settings update for the iPhone X or iPhone 6 Plus is usually very small, so you can download it and install it within a few minutes in most cases. They usually just improve the quality of calls, texts, and mobile signal.
How To Check for Carrier Settings Updates on iPhone X
It’s very easy to complete a carrier settings update. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be done within a few minutes. We would recommend doing a backup of your phone first.
- Make sure your iPhone X is switched on.
- Navigate to the “Settings” app and tap on “General”.
- Tap “About” and then wait on this screen for a few moments. If a carrier settings update is available, it will show the following on-screen: “Carrier Settings Update: New settings are available. Would you like to update them now?” You can tap “Not Now” or “Update” in response to this message. Make sure to tap “Update” to install the carrier settings update.
If you’d like more help, you can also visit the Apple Support Page to learn more about carrier settings updates.
Please note that the mobile signal on your iPhone X will cut out and turn on and off temporarily after you finish a carrier settings update. If you’re in the middle of sending a text, message, or in a call, make sure to finish before starting the update so that it’s not interrupted.
In most cases, carrier settings updates are installed with iOS updates. This isn’t always the case, but if you stay up to date with the latest iOS version, you’ll often also be up to date with the latest carrier settings.