Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to Developers, Restores 'Enable 3G' Toggle

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Returning from a holiday break, Apple today seeded iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to developers to allow for further testing of the next update to the company's mobile operating system. The new version arrives as Build 9B5141a, up from the previous Build 9B5127a released ad iOS 5.1 Beta 2 on December 12.

    [​IMG]


    Screenshot of iOS 5.1 Beta 3 over-the-air update (Source: @CDeeRON)
    So far the update appears to only be available via the over-the-air update mechanism for existing iOS 5.1 beta users, but should become available for general download through Apple's iOS developer program site shortly. We'll have more information on the new build at that time.

    Update: We're still waiting for Apple to post iOS 5.1 beta 3 to the developer site with release notes, but commenters in our forums have noted that the new build restores the toggle that allows users to turn off 3G cellular data access. As Apple notes on the setting, 3G offers faster data speeds but uses more battery power than EDGE.

    [​IMG]


    Update 2: iOS 5.1 Beta 3 is now available via the iOS developer program portal. Xcode 4.3 Developer Preview 3 and Apple TV Software Beta 2 have also been released today.

    [​IMG]


    The full release notes for iOS 5.1 Beta 3 still have not been posted.

    Update 3: The release notes for iOS 5.1 Beta 3 have now been posted, and one item of note involves a new API to help developers flag app content that should not be backed up.
    The addition appears to be an expansion of the company's iOS 5.0.1 effort to help deal with content being stored for offline use that does not need to be committed to a device backup but which should not be subject to removal during the purging of caches. Apple will be replacing the com.apple.MobileBackup file attribute introduced in iOS 5.0.1 with the new API usage in iOS 5.1.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to Developers, Restores 'Enable 3G' Toggle
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    #2
    5.1 will be make or break for me whether or not I'll return the 4S. Four different units give me a battery life time of 5 hours maximum.

    I don't want to able to delete photostream pictures: I want my new phone to last about as long as my old phone did.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    jasonxneo

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    Ozone Park, New York
  4. macrumors 68000

    MattMJB0188

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    #4
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Anyone else crossing their fingers this enables 4s users to be able to switch 3G off and use EDGE only. I'm not talking about turning cellular data off.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    #5
    heres to hoping

    this build has some form of siri enhancements i.e give us brits the bloody map/business search.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #6
    Not sure why this is getting downvoted but I agree. While I have no intention of returning my 4S, I am dissapointed with the battery life when compared to my old iPhone 4. I get about 5-6 hours usage from the 4S, used to get at least 7 from the 4.

    I'm just hoping 5.1 is out soon and offers even a minor improvement...5.0.1 did nothing for me, in fact I think it made it worse.
     
  7. macrumors P6

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #7
    Like this ?
     

    Attached Files:

  8. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    #8
    yes he meant like that. 5.1 does not include that, unless beta 3 is different. i dont think apple will go back and allow the user to turn off 3g.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    TimUSCA

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2006
    Location:
    Aiken, SC
    #9
    Absolutely NOT. Edge is painfully slow. And other than battery life, it isn't like your data usage will be less on Edge. It'll just download slower.
     
  10. macrumors 68030

    Mlrollin91

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Location:
    Ventura
    #10
    But it can effect battery drastically. If you are in an area with poor 3G, your phone is constantly looking for that signal. If you manually switch to Edge it saves battery because its not looking for 3G.
     
  11. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    #11
    guys, we all stand corrected.. in the latest beta, you can turn off 3G! this is great for me!
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #12
    Obviously....but that's not why people turn off 3G. Sometimes 3G can be bogged down or unresponsive. For example when I attend NFL games, it's sometimes impossible to send texts or get data on 3G, but when I switch to EDGE, things go through. Ever since I got my 4S though, this hasn't been possible.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    5aga

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Gig City
    #13
    this is true. If people dont use it they can leave it on 3G but the option should at least be there.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    #14
    We definitely need filters in Mail, a pain in the butt otherwise...
     
  15. DerekTS, Jan 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    #15
    Unfortunately I keep getting an error when I try to update over wifi. I guess I will be waiting until they post it to the developer download section.

    EDIT- It finally works now. Currently downloading the update and will confirm about the 3G toggle once it's done.
     
  16. Primejimbo, Jan 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012

    macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Location:
    Around
    #16
    I would like to know what people do. I have a 4s, I receive and send 200-300 emails, web and talking on the phone a lot and I get a full days worth.

    just over an hour less? 4 is single core, 4s is dual, the 4s will use more battery life and will never have battery life like the 4.



    But when you're in spotty 3G area, the phone will always look for 3G signal and kill the battery a lot faster. Being able to turn in off for these areas will help battery life.
     
  17. macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    #17
    What about for Verizon users?
     
  18. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    #18
    i believe the beta OS is the same for all carriers. i am on ATT and i have 3g turned off, i assume itll be the same for sprint or verizon, but a member will have to give that info
     
  19. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    #19
    Really or fake/troll post?
     
  20. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Location:
    London
    #20
    This is even greater news if 3G TOGGLE is back. Also I have a iphone 4S and battery life is pretty good just under par with my iphone 4 but considering the speed and with SIRI and fantastic camera I'm very happy
     
  21. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    #21
    is something wrong with you? why dont you read my previous posts, or at least download and install the beta 3 before you comment.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #22
    You know this??
     
  23. macrumors 65816

    flottenheimer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Location:
    Up north
    #23
    Just wondering.

    When people complain about a battery-life of only 5 hours, what kind of usage are we talking about? Constant talk? Constant surf? Or...?

    My wife's 4S typically lasts for a day and a half (that's 36 hours).

    On a normal day she talks for about half an hour. The phone is constantly syncing mails (Gmail + MS Exchange). She takes a couple of photos. She sends around 5-10 SMS messages. She surfs for 15 min. and sends 3 emails. And she plays at least an hour or two of Tiny Tower, Bejeweled and Wordfeud.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    #24
    I do nothing exceptionally power consuming. For example, yesterday I was browsing (twitter, Reeder) over WiFi and boom: 9% gone in about 20 minutes. The day before that, I was viewing some NYE pictures and boom: 8% gone in about 15 minutes.

    With four units already on my tally with more or less similar performance, I really need to know if 5.1 fixes this to more acceptable percentages.

    And yes, I am willing to give developers my UDID for that :cool:
     
  25. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    #25
    I can confirm that you can definately turn off 3G manually again in the new beta! Thanks for that, Apple!
     

Share This Page