iPhone Finally on iOS 8.1 you'll able to choose between 2G, 3G and 4G

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ViniWood, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. ViniWood macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2014
  2. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    This will be great! Where I go camping there is very little LTE and all it does is drain the battery trying to find it.
  3. Mac7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    Don't seem to have this option on my 6, running the beta
  4. ViniWood thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2014
    I'm using an iPhone 5 with a brazilian carrier, probably your carrier will need to update something.
  5. Nermal, Oct 4, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014

    Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It does appear to be operator-specific; I'm with Spark in NZ and my iPhone 6 already has an option under 8.0.2 to switch between 3G and 4G (there's no 2G option, but that makes sense since Spark doesn't have a 2G network). Does the option not show up at all in 8.0.2 on yours?
  6. mKTank macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2010
    Yeah this is highly carrier-specific. I don't think you'd see it in the US. I don't see it with Rogers in Canada and Rogers is almost identical to AT&T in infrastructure.
  7. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    I swear, this should be a sticky topic it comes up so often. The availability of the 2G/3G/4G toggle is controlled by the carrier settings file. It has always been this way.

    It's going to be entirely different depending on carrier used. It would be nice if it wasn't, but that is how Apple implemented it. iOS 8.1 does not change this.

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