Am I on LTE or not?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SouthsideJohnny, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. SouthsideJohnny macrumors regular

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    The user manual describes "E", "3G", "4G" and "LTE" symbols at the top of the screen.

    Mine just says "ATT". My old iPhone 4 would display "ATT 3G" or "ATT E"

    So what does it mean for the 5S when it just says "ATT"?
     
  2. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    Can we safely assume you are on AT&T service? If you have LTE coverage, "LTE" will appear on the upper left corner of your screen. You may want to check the online coverage map for your location...
     
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    If it just shows ATT, then you don't have data service at the moment..
     
  4. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Are you in WiFi range? If the WiFi symbol is on the top of your phone, the Cellular data connection type is hidden. Launch control center and turn WiFi off, and you should see the symbols per the manual.

    No symbol at that point usually means no cellular data at all
     
  5. thehopscotch macrumors regular

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    Are you on Wifi right now? If so, then you'll see the wifi signal instead of the "LTE/3G/etc" at the top of the screen. You can turn off wifi and then you should see LTE/4G/3G whatever. If you have wifi off and still don't see a signal...you shouldn't have data service, because it will mean your signal is too low. If you can access data with wifi off and still don't see the data service text at the top, then I would assume it is an issue with the phone and would try a hard reboot, etc.
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Are in an area that you should be getting data service?
     
  7. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    OP Post a screenshot of your screen.. that will settle the uncertainty.
     
  8. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    If you have bars of service, and at&t showing (no LTE, 4g whatever) then you do not have an internet connection. It happens to me in the tunnel, I can probably make a phone call but if I try to use safari it wont work.

    Try resetting the phone, that might help you grab a signal.
     
  9. SouthsideJohnny thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just me being dumb. It was connected to WiFi and the LTE symbol wasn't showing.
     
  10. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    What about if I'm on wifi will it still show LTE?
     
  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    No, as I responded in your thread, if you are on wifi, it will not show your cellular data connection. It never has on any iPhone. It will only show one or the other - wifi if you're connected to wifi, and cellular data if you are not connected to wifi.
     

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