Occasionally, when I’m out and about, I’ll try to make a phone call or send a text message, only to find that my cell phone reception is so far in the toilet that it’s probably already arrived at a nearby water treatment plant.
While I’d certainly love to say my cell phone provider is one hundred percent to blame for this (I’ve never been a fan of big Telecom in Canada), realistically this isn’t a problem that is unique to me or my service provider.
The introduction of smartphones has eliminated the need for customers to force updates for cell tower signals, but not everyone has a smartphone.
If you don't have a smartphone, you can try some steps to update your cell phone reception.
Updating your cellphone will just take a quick call to an automated service number. You'll see a message on your phone that says "Activate your phone" while the update takes place.
It may take up to two minutes to fully update your phone. Your phone will display a message like "Phone is activated" after the process is finished. It may take up to 15 minutes for the update to register with your phone.
Carrier settings updates are small files that are installed on i OS devices.
The Carrier settings include updates to Access Point Names (APNs), MMS Settings, features such as tethering and default apps such as Stocks, Maps, and Weather.
I’m sure most (if not all) of you have had a similar experience at one point or another.
No matter how hard you try, it seems as though your phone simply doesn’t want to function as…well, a phone. First and foremost, you’re completely disconnected from all the people you might ordinarily be talking to through the device.
The more pressing reason is that having your phone constantly trying to connect and continually searching for a signal, your battery is going to drain with remarkable quickness.