Update July 15, 2020: Apple has fixed this bug in iOS 13.6.
iOS 13.6 Fixes Bug that Made Calls in Saskatchewan Appear from the USA https://t.co/FVPNCZdtkr
— iPhone in Canada (@iPhoneinCanada) July 15, 2020
It appears Apple’s iOS 13.4 software update turned incoming calls for iPhone users in Saskatchewan to appear as if they’re coming from the United States, particularly for numbers not listed in a user’s contacts list.
According to iPhone in Canada reader Addy, since the release of iOS 13.4 back in March, users in Saskatchewan have been frustrated seeing incoming calls listed as coming from the United States, despite having the province’s 306 area code.
We’re told when reached out to Apple about the iOS 13.4 bug, the company said it’s a problem with wireless carriers. However, Apple is wrong because Addy explains iPhones that have not updated to iOS 13.4 do not experience the problem. The issue only happens after updating to iOS 13.4 and has not been fixed in iOS 13.5 either, which was released earlier this week.
As you can see in the screenshot above, Addy’s iPhone on Telus is showing 306 area code calls as showing from the United States within the Phone app’s Recents tab. If someone sees caller ID coming from the United States at first glance, it may immediately tell you it’s spam at first, unless you are carefully looking at the area code and phone number. We’re also told this issue affects iPhone users on Bell and SaskTel in the province as well on iOS 13.4 or later.
Are you dealing with this iOS area code bug in Saskatchewan on your iPhone?