Have you noticed Verizon cellular data usage increments on your iPhone 5 while connected to Wi-Fi? If so, then you definitely want to apply a recently released carrier settings update, which was issued to Verizon subscribers to fix the issue.

The update will change the Verizon carrier settings from 13.0 to 13.1. Although, under most circumstances, cellular data should not be used while connected to a Wi-Fi network, that appears to be exactly what has been happening for some customers.

To install the update, simply follow these instructions, which were highlighted by MacRumors.

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

Once the iPhone 5 reboots, venture to Settings > General > About, and next to Carrier, you should see Verizon 13.1, which is the latest update.

Have you noticed this issue on your Verizon iPhone? Have you already applied the fix?

[via MacRumors]

  • Yes!! I’ve used 1.2GB Of data in 4 days somehow..

    • Kurt

      iphones use more data than other phones. our phones do a lot of traffic that we are unaware of and dont need obviously.

      • AWonton

        You think iPhones are bad about excessive unwanted data usage, take a look at the usage of most androids, unsure about the newer ones but the old ones were horrible about it.

      • JamesR624

        Mostly cause it relies on the cloud MUCH more. With Android on the people app, you are viewing your contacts from Google’s servers whereas viewing iCloud contacts are technically stored on the device.

        With Google, you are connecting your devices to their servers that act as storage for your data. With apple, iCloud is acting as just a sync bridge and pushing contacts TO the devices themselves for you to access them.

    • O my god now image that ur on AT&T!!!!!! Ahhh. somehow iv use 1.5GB (the limit is 2) and it says iv used 90% of my data plan (bullshit -_-)

  • Carlos Briones

    Wow thank god I thought it was me! I reached 50% of my allowed data in just 6 days!

  • Have you noticed iOS6 beta just expired?

    • And how nobody cares?

      • And how it literally wiped all of our beta devices in the house without any warning forcing us to restore to our backups which supposedly occur everyday but in fact the most recent backup was three weeks ago?

      • Well all Betas have always had an expiration date so you should have checked up ob that but my point is why didn’t you update to the final version when it came out?

  • Wow, I don’t have Verizon but I would think if they care about their customers they would offer 2GB of free data for that month or don’t charge any overages for this month period as far as data is concerned.

  • Yes I have and I’m very happy I’m not the only one who noticed this

  • Matthew Agostino

    I have noticed this to, thank god it finally is fixed!

    • Emre SÜMENGEN




    Hey, we all want them