Turn off LTE to save battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sou1 so1di3r, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    I live in an area of no LTE for AT&T. Will I be saving battery if I turn it off? I still get the 'fake' 4G here though.
     
  2. krnboy503 macrumors regular

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    If you don't have LTE in your area, turn it off.
    It will save your battery life by not having to search for LTE all the time.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    Yeah, turn it off, as searching for LTE constantly uses battery.

    But, every so often, you might want to turn it back on for a few minutes or so to check and see if they've lit it up in your area. Where I live, AT&T does not have LTE on the map, but they recently turned it on just a couple weeks ago, and it works. So, it makes sense to check now and then.

    And FYI, battery life is fine with LTE locked in and working.
     
  4. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    ok. I'm turning it off. Let's see if it actually helps.
     
  5. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I'm in the same boat. I leave my LTE off. :(

    However, although I agree with you that AT&T's "4G" is a bit misleading, recently I've been surprised.. been pulling 10-11mb down and 1-2mb up. Not bad for non LTE! :)
     

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