Disabling AT&T throttling iOS 7 iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Wayoff333, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Wayoff333, Sep 16, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013

    Wayoff333 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    Like many users I have endured the dreaded .2mbs throttle from AT&T for months. I use pandora/spotify all day while I work, so reaching 5gb can take less than 10days. I discovered a solution that worked months ago on iOS 6, but it hasn't worked since (March?)

    I decided to try it with iOS 7 beta 5 and voila!! My speeds go from .2mb/s to 40mb/s. It stays this way until I restart my phone or toggle LTE.

    Start with disabling LTE then turn on airplane mode.

    Call yourself, when prompted disable airplane mode.

    Hang up after 5 secs, then enable LTE

    You are now unthrottled :)

    Confirmed working with iOS 7 iPhone 5

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  2. Wayoff333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    Bill cycle

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I thought you had to do 6 spins around you phone and jump up and down 4 times.
    And then you're unthrottled.
  4. Wayoff333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    I heard that works too ;P

    This has been working for me for the past week, I'm guessing it will be fixed but in the meantime enjoy the fullspeed :)
  5. Wayoff333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
  6. T0MMYBOY4 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2013
    I can confirm, this trick works. I was using this trick on ios 6 (iphone 5) for months to work-around att's throttling. I never publicly posted this trick (worried someone from att would see it and patch the 'mistake' in their system), but I'm glad someone else found this trick to be working too. I average around 30-40 GB /month.....thanx to MOVIE BOX, XBMC, and tethering on my iphone 5.
  7. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2012
    Las Vegas
    Wonder if this works with Straight Talk or NET10
  8. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    100% confirmed working. I have been throttled to .48mb the past few days, I totally forgot about this trick. Boom, now up to 6mb!:D
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    cycle date is Thursday and i'm already at 4.9GB. ATT throttled me earlier in the month when I hit 3GB. called them and they removed it, now im closing in on 5GB which I've never even gotten to 4GB before. i'll need this for tomorrow at least to get through the day until the billing cycle ends. I don't get how I got there so fast?

    going straight to voicemail when on airplane mode?
  10. Ricketki macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2013
    I am trying to do it and I hit disable then hit call it went to voicemail hanged up turn on LTE n nothing worked. Please help me.


    Please help me I did all the steps hit disable when prompted hit call went to voicemail hanged up n turned on LTE n did not work.
  11. surge540 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    I'll have to try this out, I also get throttled by AT&T from time to time. I mostly use my phone for streaming videos (Netflix, Hulu), and it takes a toll on data. Not to mention my battery life.
  12. Ricketki macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2013
    Did it work for you??????
  13. shanetvcam macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Athens, GA
  14. Wayoff333, Dec 16, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013

    Wayoff333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    So this stopped working for me today (iPhone 5 7.0.4) after 30+ attempts I couldn't disable the throttling.

    BUT I did figure out a different method :)

    Turn OFF LTE
    Turn ON airplane mode
    Shut off your phone
    Turn on your phone
    Call yourself
    When asked disable airplane mode
    Then IMMEDIATELY call yourself
    Hang up after 10secs
    Turn on LTE

    This just worked for me like before

    It "might" be from using a different tower but it's not easy to tell.

    I did notice when making a call that LTE gets disabled and you go back to being throttled. Doing the standard method without restarting the phone then worked

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  15. Wayoff333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013

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  16. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    Stopped working for me as well..... This sucks
  17. jordankotto macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2013
    thanks to wayoff333

    confirmed working (wayoff333, http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18508719&postcount=15). old method wasn't working for me either. being explicit about the method made the difference. (att 5s ios 7.04)


    somebody should do something about these throttling thugs (at&t and the like).
  18. KroLeXz macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2013
    is it 10 seconds from when you call or 10 seconds that the call is connected?
  19. Wayoff333 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    After call is connected, it works anywhere from 5-10secs
  20. Salzamani macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2013
    Did this new method suddenly stop working too? I tried several times and no go for me.....
  21. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
  22. paco12 macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2013
    The first method worked for me today around 3 pm EST, but it seems my speeds are back down to .2 Mbps. Any other ideas on how to disable this crap?
  23. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    I'm wondering if there will be a fix with the jailbreak that was released today
  24. Orlandu macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2010
    I had this method work three times over the weekend but this morning I can not seem to get it to work. I've done with and without shutoff and it still keeps me throttled.

    To me, this seems like it is something on AT&T's end and doing these steps tricks the tower into not throttling you. Most likely there is no way to get around throttling with a Jailbreak crack. Which really sucks because now that I can share my LTE with my iPad again, it'd be nice to use it unthrottled.

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