Apple released iOS 10 with a number of bug fixes, improvements and new features. IOS 10 also addressed one of the major annoyances for users in some countries where there is still poor 3G, 4G or 4G LTE coverage by giving users an option to switch to 3G, 4G or LTE.
While there’s 4G/LTE now, a lot of people still rely on slow, old 3G/EDGE. In iOS 8, Apple forgot to add a toggle that would let users switch between 3G and 4G / LTE. This meant that if you couldn’t switch between LTE and 3G.
Due to the fact that there are nonetheless pretty some regions in some countries which have bad 4g coverage, iphone customers who lived in such regions used to disable 4g to extend their iphone’s battery life, and trusted the slower 3g (Edge) connection, which was possible in ios 7 or in advance. In order that they had been aggravated whilst the choice to disable 4g was not gift after upgrading to ios 10.
A few of our readers are reporting that the original Verizon iPhone 4 also lacked the 4G switch, which means the absence is most likely on a carrier-by-carrier basis. But not
How to Enable or Disable 3G/4G in iOS 10
Note that you can enable 3G only if your carrier network supports it.
Follow these steps to turn ON 3G/4G:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Cellular
- Select Voice & Data
- Choose 3G (3G or 4G)
We’ve received quite some proceedings from our readers that they’re now not seeing the voice & Data option. I’m not sure why precisely each person isn’t always seeing this option. This can be related to your provider. You may need to test if there are any new service settings which you want to download to cope with the issue.
How to Turn Off 3G/4G/ 4G LTE on iPhone
- Open the Settings app on iPhone and choose Cellular at the top of the list
- Tap Cellular Data Options (in newest versions of iOS, older do not have the sub menu)
- Tap on Enable LTE and choose OFF (or alternatively, you can set Data Only to stabilize some voice calls, or Voice & Data as the default)
- Wait a moment for the iPhone cellular connection to cycle on and off again and4G / 4G should now be on as default with LTE off, as visible in the status bar of the iPhone
- Exit Settings and enjoy your slower cell connection
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