How do I know what type of wireless network I'm connected to ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rocknrollme, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. rocknrollme macrumors newbie


    Jan 15, 2012
    Lyon, FR
    Hi there,

    My carrier here in France just announced it rolled out DC-HSDPA coverage for its users. Is there anyway my iPhone (5) will tell me exactly what kind of wireless network I'm connected to ?

    As far as I remember, Android phones go into specifics, telling users what's the exact wireless technology their phone uses. The iPhone on the other hand doesn't seem to go into specifics, only displaying E (Edge), 3G or 4G on the upper left corner, without giving any further details.
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    What your iPhone displays is dependent on the carrier, as defined in the carrier profile settings. So, how soecific your iPhone gets depends pretty much entirely on what the carrier wants it to say.

    This is why on AT&T, HSPA+ is now displayed as "4G" where prior to the iPad 3 launch, it was "3G."
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    This isn't really true.

    That's the only exception to the rule - the iPhone will always show "3G" regardless of the cellular network's capabilities.
  4. blarivee macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    You could try apps that test your connection speed to find out.

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