Apple Seeds iOS 5.1 Beta 3 to Developers, Restores 'Enable 3G' Toggle

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. AllieNeko macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2003
    Of course it matters. On AT&T, and most carriers, two totally separate networks are used - EITHER GSM (2G) or UMTS (3G). In CDMA2000, there's voice (1xRTT) and data (EVDO). They work together. Yes, you can do slow data over 1xRTT but it's totally separate, and doesn't save battery (the official purpose of the switch)
  2. adely macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012
    Installed 5.1b3 yesterday, too. I can't say anything about battery life (there should be 4 or 5 charging cycles at least before to have a real look about BL) but I see another thing that frustrated me: After switching-off the toggle Enable 3G and restarting the phone the switch is again on ON position. I tried several times and result was the same. So if you want to have 3G disabled after every restart you have to switch it off manually. Anyone else with this issue?
  3. Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    While that is not how it has worked in the past, I don't find it much of a problem. The 3G indicator is a good reminder that 3G is enabled and rebooting is not usually a frequent occurrence.

    But good catch on finding that.

  4. adnbek macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec
    I guess they want 3G on by default for Siri's sake. Hey, at least it's not on by default permanently like it was before!

    Not a big deal... How often do you reboot the phone anyway?
  5. adely macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012
    Not very often, you are right. Today I noticed another bug - when you drive in an area with poor signal reception and the signal is lost, the mobile internet is missing after that - if you rely for mails or push chats, it is so disappointing to find out sometime that someone was looking for you but you were not on-line :mad:.
  6. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2010
    I can vaguely remember with my iPhone 4 with iOS 4 that on some of the occasions that I switched 3G off, that it would be then enabled again after I had switched my iPhone off/on again. It was persistant at enabling it again, but after a while it left the 3G off after switching on/off the iPhone.
  7. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    So you're saying that losing signal in a poor area is a bug? :p lol
  8. adely macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012
    I said that after losing the signal missing mobile internet is a bug.
  9. betono macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Report it!

    PDP context not re-established after loss of signal coverage (Out Of Service condition).

    Jut check whether it happens only on 3G or 2G also
  10. adely macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2012
    It happens only on 2G. Everything with 3G is correct.
  11. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    nice to see you saw the humour in my post..... not! i got downvoted for a joke... what's the world coming to... :rolleyes:
  12. Ganeshsha macrumors newbie


    Jan 22, 2012
    Jailbreak Iphone 4s IOS 5 & 5.01 Users also now can Disable 3G Radio

    Jailbreak Iphone 4s IOS 5 & 5.01 Users also now can Disable 3G Radio - Its working ... Will post the details soon ...
  13. istariphoenix macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
    iOS 5.1 recipe for success

    HERE'S WHAT WE NEED IN IOS 5.1: Siri: control ALL apps. Photos: be able to sort any which way you want, i.e., most recent first. Battery: improve it. Speaker: bring up the volume. Keyboard: Add Swype already! Folders: Allow more than 12 per folder. Copy/Paste Palette: allow multiple items on the clipboard. Safari: reflow text. Multitasking: Allow a "Close All" functionality. Ahem, Android has ALL of these already. COME ON APPLE, SHEESH!!!!!!!!!
  14. jacob11 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2012
  15. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    So how long till this is released to the public?
  16. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    Probably just before the new iPad launches with a GM after the announcement supposedly next month.
  17. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    My 4S gives me 18-24 hours use, (my daily usage - making 30-60 minute calls, lots of texts, regular Facebook & twitter updates, taking a couple of snaps, play of a few games and listening to a couple of hours or so of music via bluetooth headphones.)

    Not sure what you have that's killing the battery life, but it isn't 5.0.2


    Swype - yes please it really improves texting speeds.
    Multitasking - yes a close or remove all feature is overdue
    Safari - reflow text when it works is very handy

    Actually not only does Android have these, so does my N9's MeeGo OS :)
  18. Mac Marc macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    Chicago, IL USA
  19. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    In my experience, there's benefit to it.

    Browsing the web with multiple tabs open, I often get pages reloading every time I switch tabs. If I go to the task bar and close all other apps, the pages stay loaded instead of having to reload over and over. So apple doesn't want users managing apps, and it's not supposed to be necessary to quit anything...but it is.

    And I'd give that same response to "it doesn't need any more memory".

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