3g to edge switching

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MotionxxUSxx, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Does anyone know how this works technically. I'm in Boston and work on the top floor of a pretty big building. At this height I only get edge, if I go near a window I get a very weak 3 g signal. When I go down to street level the phone does not switch back to 3g where a 5 bar 3g signal exists. Very often I may have to reboot the phone to get the 3g signal back. Sometimes it will revert back over a long period of time.
  2. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    try going to settings->general->network and toggle the "enable 3g" off then on and see if that helps, this might make the phone find 3g without you having to reset the whole thing.
    Generally I leave my iphone on edge and switch to 3g when I surf or need the speed specifically for an app. If you leave it on 3g it will drain your battery way faster.

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