Verizon responds to data usage concerns on iPhone 5 while connected to Wi-Fi

Verizon on Monday responded to concerns from customers about their iPhone 5 using data while connected to a Wi-Fi network.

“Under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network,” Verizon said in a statement provided to The Loop. “Apple has a fix that is being delivered to Verizon customers right on their iPhone 5. Verizon Wireless customers will not be charged for any unwarranted cellular data usage.”

The fix is available by going to Settings > General > About on the iPhone 5 and waiting for a message to appear. Then you just tap “Okay” to update. Full instructions are available on Apple’s Web site.

This update should remedy any problems iPhone 5 customers have had with data usage on their Verizon devices.