Cant disable 3G - iphone 4s: No Option.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kingoddball, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. kingoddball macrumors newbie

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    How do I turn OFF 3G?
    I don't get 3G reception and I am doomed to having a paperweight at night.

    I need to turn off 3G but leave data on over GSM/GPRS (2G).

    There is no 3G button.
    Help?
     
  2. Cravendale macrumors member

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    I also noticed this and was wondering how to turn it off...

    Cant believe it isnt just where it used to be.
     
  3. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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  4. Cravendale macrumors member

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    For some reason the setting isnt showing where it normally is, under network settings.
     
  5. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    it's not where i said before? i'm on orange[uk]. it should be
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    If you're on Verizon (and presumably Spring) you cannot. Only on GSM networks do you have that option AFAIK
     
  7. kingoddball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iOS 5 is ridiculous!

    Can not disable 3G on 4s?! POS!

    I'm using the same simcard that my galaxy 2 can use 2G only and so could the iphones!
     
  8. Cravendale macrumors member

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    Really annoyed about this.

    I normally have Wifi signal at home/work, and in most cases where I dont have Wifi, I have a stronger signal on 2G than 3G.

    Seems an unnecessary waste of battery, my iPhone 4S is literally just lasting a day, down to 20% by about 10pm with average usage.

    I asked in my local Apple and they said it was too soon to offer any Support. But I dont know if its Apple or a network thing that can be changed with a carrier settings update?
     
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  10. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    Under general>network> cellular data, just turn that off and it restricts it to just wifi.
    This is basically the same thing.
     

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