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Verizon iPhone 5 carrier update fixes bug causing cellular data usage while on Wi-Fi


Apple has rolled out iPhone 5 Verizon Carrier Settings Update 13.1 which is an important new carrier settings update is now available for iPhone 5 on the Verizon Wireless network.

The Carrier update will change the Verizon carrier settings version from 13.0 to 13.1.

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An Apple support page has revealed that the update, which brings the iPhone 5 up to version 13.1 of the Verizon carrier settings, includes a fix for an issue that could cause the device to use cellular data while connected to a Wi-Fi network.

To install the update:

  1. Tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Wait for the following alert to appear: iPhone 5 carrier settings 13.1
  3. Tap OK to install the update.
  4. Hold the Sleep/Wake button down until you see “slide to power off”.
  5. Slide to power off.
  6. After the device powers off, hold the Sleep/Wake button to turn your phone back on.

After your iPhone restarts, tap Settings > General > About, then scroll down to Carrier and verify that "Verizon 13.1" is displayed.

Read more at Apple Support.