iPhone 5 Software Update For Verizon Customers Released To Fix WiFi Bug

Apple has released carrier settings update 13.1 for iPhone 5 owners who are on America’s Verizon Wireless network. The update is released for iPhone 5 owners to fix WiFi bug. The patch is delivered to all Verizon Wireless network iPhone 5 users over the air (OTA). If you are a Verizon iPhone 5 customer, you may have already noticed an issue wherein your iPhone used up your cellular data when theoretically its connected to a WiFi network. You all have two great news, first, the OTA software from Apple, which fixes the WiFi bug. Second, you won’t be charged for unintended network overage which is related to the issue.

Summarizing about the update, Apple says, “An important new carrier settings update is now available for iPhone 5 on the Verizon Wireless network. This carrier settings update resolves an issue in which, under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a WiFi network.”

How to install the update to your iPhone 5 to fix the WiFi bug?

The the Cupertino, CA, company has also outlined steps, on its support page, which is necessary to successfully install the update.

Launch Settings on your iPhone 5, tap on General, and then tap on About. Wait for the following alert box to appear.

iphone 5 carrier settings update to fix wi-fi bug

Now, on the alert box tap on OK. Hold the Sleep/Wake button down until you see “Slide to Power Off” message. Slide it to power off your iPhone. After your device powers off completely, hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn your iPhone on.

Note: You have to restart your iPhone by turning it off and then on again to complete the installation of the update. To verify if you have the latest update applied properly, tap Settings > General > About, then scroll down to Carrier and verify that “Verizon 13.1” is displayed.

At Apple’s Support Communities, a long thread about the issue involving poor WiFi networking on the iPhone 5, is being discussed actively.

After updating your iPhone 5 using the patch released, is your issue about the WiFi bug resolved? Share with us in the comments below.

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