Apple has released a small update for Verizon iPhone 5 users after it was discovered that the iPhone 5 may be using cellular data even if the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. The update started rolling out last night and was in response to a number of complaints from Verizon iPhone 5 users who noticed that their data allowances were shrinking even when using a Wi-Fi data connection.
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 Wi-Fi network. Follow these instructions to install the update.
Once the update has installed, you need to restart your iPhone 5 for the changes to take effect. To confirm that the update completed successfully, got to Settings> Genaral> About and make sure under Carrier that Verizon13.1 is shown.
If you are on Verizon, it may be worth checking that you haven’t been consuming all of your cellular data allowance whist connected to Wi-Fi. If you have, it may be worth while giving Verizon a call to discuss what can be done to get back some of that data allowance. If you have been affected by the data glitch, let us know in the comments.