Personal hotspot and Enable 3G option missing on 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phatzer, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2007

    I'm on T-Mobile UK using an iPhone 4S and I've noticed I have no option to enable personal hotspots or enable/disable 3G in the network option (they were there on my iPhone 4).

    I've rebooted the phone a couple of times and synced the phone with iTunes in an attempt to grab the carrier settings with no luck, does anybody else have any suggestions I can try?

  2. macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Have you tried a reset to the network settings?
  3. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 24, 2009
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    You won't find 3G as the new antenna switches nice and quick. As for personal hotspot I have it and I know it's limited by carrier!
  4. thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2007
    I hadn't and that fixed it, thanks :)

    Interesting, sometimes I find 3G to be less useful than EDGE or GPRS, but I'll see how it goes now.
  5. macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2009
    London, UK
    Apple have removed this function as it's a world phone as edge 2g is not supported by some world networks they have removed it which is bad news for millions

    In central London during the week you have 8.5 million people using 3G, the service is terrible and slow.

    In my apartment near tower bridge i get 1-2 3G bars which just drains the battery as it's constantly trying to compensate.

    I used the 3G/2G switch daily and saved my battery too.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2007

    what a nonsense argument. Switching and compensating/looking for weak 3G network EATS MY BATTERY!

    This sucks. The 4S drains battery way faster than the iPhone 4 did where I live because 3G network is just barely available. I want that switch back!

    ******** argument (if it is the case). Who cares? If people go to a country with no 2G but 3G only available (highly doubt that such a place exists) and they're too dumb to figure out to switch it back on.
    As for the 99% of the users that don't want their phones to waste energy trying to look and logon to ultra-weak 3G networks (or ones that don't even need the speed)... why do they have to accept this?

    makes no sense!

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