LTE , on or off? If you don't have LTE in area

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Arnezie, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Well what are people doing and how has it affected battery life ? I would think it would extend the battery I left off but some have said otherwise.
  2. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    You might think so but if there is no LTE available, it will not use that mode. SO it really does not matter. I am on constant LTE and getting excellent battery use so far. Slightly better than my 4S
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd turn it off, since the phone will keep trying to ping the LTE towers to get a signal lock and there are no towers to get an answer.

    LTE is more power hungry then 3G and if you can't use it, there's no reason to keep it on.
  4. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
    I only have seen LTE in 2 areas that I live near, but I still keep LTE on anyway. No problems at all with battery life. This is what I'm seeing with only the second charge.

  5. applefan022 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2010
    Little Rock, AR
    I keep mine off, may not need to but I do anyways.

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