What is a PRL on a phone?
PRL stands for Preferred Roaming List and is a database used in CDMA (think Sprint and Verizon here) phones. It’s built and provided by your carrier, and used when your phone is connecting to the tower.
Where is PRL on my phone?
Android Smartphone and/or Tablet*
- From the home screen, find the Settings Gear icon.
- Click on System Settings or System Updates.
- Click on Update PRL. Follow any device instructions.
How do I find my Android PRL?
There is some variation between Android phones in where you’ll find the PRL update option but you’ll generally find it in one of a few places in the Settings menu: Settings > System Updates > Update PRL. Settings > Sprint®* System Updates > Update PRL. Settings > About Phone > Update PRL.
What is PRL setting?
The PRL indicates which bands, sub bands and service provider identifiers will be scanned and in what priority order. Without a PRL, a mobile device may not be able to roam, or obtain service outside of the home area.