3rd gen iPad won't hold LTE connection; keeps dropping down to 4g

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Errk!, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Errk! macrumors 6502

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    I live in metro Detroit and we just got AT&T LTE a couple weeks ago. I live in an area where I have 5 bars of LTE. My iPhone 5 can maintain LTE connectivity with no problem; signal strength is not an issue. But my iPad will drop it after a few minutes or so and go back to 4g, even when the iPhone 5 is still on LTE. I've reset network settings and it makes no difference. If I turn airplane mode on then off or cellular data or LTE, it will connect back to LTE right away but drops it again after a few seconds or minutes.

    I've looked around and can't tell if this is a common issue or if there is a fix. Any ideas?
     
  2. PerformaGuy macrumors member

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    As far as I know, the signal bars are for 4G, the LTE just appears when in range. You might be on the edge of a LTE coverage area, so the difference in antenna design might be the cause of your iPad dropping LTE while the iPhone holding.
     
  3. Errk! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not, I'm right in the middle of it as evidenced by the full connection on my iPhone 5, like I mentioned. And I've never heard that the signal strength indicator stops being a signal strength indicator when on LTE.
     

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