4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 6:09 AM by tdw1
tdw1 Level 1 (0 points)

In Layman terms, what the heck does updating your carrier settings mean, and how does it effect me in the real world?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), how does it effect iphone/ipad/imac
  • wegras Level 6 (15,065 points)

    it means your carrier has updated the data required to log into their service



  • tdw1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No offense, but what carrier?  what data and what service? 

    I get a bogus window hovering in my itunes page, telling me I have to update information, that I don't want to manage. 

    I am not upset or unappreciative of your feedback, quite the opposite, I can't believe anyone actually monitors peoples frustrations. 

    I just want to make sure I don't allow information about me that is not necessary.  I just want to listen to music and have a phone and have an ipad. 

    Everything else about apple is way to propriatory. I don't want to do anything that isn't very simple. 

    Most importantly, there never seems to be any (human being) that can answer a telephone call anymore. 

    Contact us, means...send us an email about something you don't know anything about, and I don't even know that questions to ask.

    I am not allowed to be ignorant.  If I am I wait days for answers.....

  • FelipeV Level 5 (6,470 points)

    Your carrier..the one that provides your wireless service. Data service that is provided by your wireless carrier.

    If you do not want to update the settings, don't. Nobody is forcing you to do so


    And , BTW, this forum is not monitored by Apple. We are users like you.


    If you want to complain to Apple, post here:



  • tdw1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now that makes since!  Thank you so much.


    And I will try and contact Apple about attempts to garner more personal information. I suppose it is inevitable, but I still don't have to like it.


    Thank you again!