Should I keep my LTE on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Swifter, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    I have some questions that need to be answered.

    Hello I was wondering if I should keep my LTE on or off in my iPhone 5.
    There is no LTE where I'm from and it shows up as 3G instead of 4G or LTE..

    If I turn off LTE and theres no LTE available where I'm from, will my Internet mobile data connection slow down when LTE is off?

    Does LTE drain your phone battery?
  2. macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2012
    New York, NY
    On iPhone 5 it should be showing 4G instead of 3G even its using 3G
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Only on AT&T.
  4. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Yes, OP, turn it off if there's literally no LTE around you.

    But turn it on when you travel. If you can find any (or if they set it up where you live) then it is worth having on. But if it doesn't exist there's reason to let your phone continue searching for it.

    And only where they have HSDPA+. There are still areas where even an AT&T user will see 3G instead of what they call '4G.'
  5. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Cudi Zone
    Carriers are turning on LTE towers more frequently this year, and you should check your carrier's coverage map every so often to make sure you know when your area supports LTE.

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