Does your iPhone 5 switch to 4G when making a call?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    Mines on LTE but when I make a call it automatically switched to 4G

    Then, I have to switch off/on LTE in settings to get it back.
     
  2. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    It's automatic. Here in Canada it switches from lte to 3G
     
  3. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    It is doing exactly what it's supposed to. The iPhone can not handle staying on LTE and being on a call at the same time, so it will go down to HSPA+ to maintain a data connection, while you're on a call. I think it has something to do with the chip, and the antenna configuration.
     
  4. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But it won't go back to lte
     
  5. msaftw macrumors member

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    The above poster is right about the chip not being able to handle LTE while on a phone call, and currently there isn't voice over LTE...but, I have the same problem where my 5 won't go back to LTE unless I toggle the airplane mode switch. Should be able to be fixed in a software update!
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    This is the new broken left speaker question.

    Sticky!
     
  7. jediistar macrumors 6502

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    I understand this, mine has the same issue. It takes, what appears to be a little too long to return to LTE.
     
  8. kmpoboy2 macrumors 6502

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    lol i was just about to write the same thing!
     
  9. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. Glad I'm not the only one.
     
  10. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    lol!
     
  11. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    That/s because currently no telco in the world supports voice over LTE. That's why when calls come in, the phone will automatically default over to 3G, or '4G' for AT&T case for HSPA+.
     
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