As Apple describes it on its support site, "Carrier settings updates are small files that can include updates from Apple and your carrier to carrier-related settings, such as network, calling, cellular data, messaging, personal hotspot, and voicemail settings." In other words, they handle anything related to how your device connects and communicates to your carrier’s network and any related services.The updates are largely used to add new features or enhance the performance.Updating your roaming capabilities is not required if you own a Verizon LTE model of the i Phone 5 or an i Phone on a GSM network like T-Mobile or AT&T.You can update the Preferred Roaming List on your Sprint i Phone by dialing ##873283# on your device.This can include adding support for upgrades made to a carrier’s network or the rollout of new functionality like voice-over-LTE, which promises to deliver better-sounding voice calls. For example, a carrier update was issued after a bug was found on the Verizon i Phone 5s that was causing the phone to use cellular data while connected to a Wi-Fi network.This article applies to you: If you are having problems with your phone, or simply want to restart the device and connection.If you are having problems while roaming, contact your carrier directly for assistance.Based in the Washington DC area, Brian Flax holds a Master of Science in education technology, and a Bachelor of Science in entertainment business from Full Sail University.
If your phone’s PRL is up to date, your phone will be in the best possible position for roaming networks.In fact, this whole story was borne out of a colleague’s own frustration about the topic.So I talked with Apple and all four major carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon — to get more information.According to My Wot, Siteadvisor and Google safe browsing analytics, is quite a safe domain with no visitor reviews.That’s the first thought you might have when a notification appears on your i Phone or i Pad prompting you to download a "Carrier Settings Update." If you’re like me, you’ll shrug and tap the Update button (YOLO! But others might be a little more wary, and want to know what the update is for and whether it’s safe to download before taking any action.