How to Switch 2G, 3G on your iPhone – Enable or Disable 2G/3G

Apple released iOS 10  with a number of bug fixes, improvements and new features.  IOS 10 also addressed one of the major annoyances for users in some countries where there is still poor 2G, 3G or 4G LTE coverage by giving users an option to switch to 2G, 3G or LTE.

While there’s 4G/LTE now, a lot of people still rely on slow, old 2G/EDGE. In iOS 8, Apple forgot to add a toggle that would let users switch between 2G and 3G / LTE. This meant that if you couldn’t switch between LTE and 2G.

Due to the fact that there are nonetheless pretty some regions in some countries which have bad 3g coverage, iphone customers who lived in such regions used to disable 3g to extend their iphone’s battery life, and trusted the slower 2g (Edge) connection, which was possible in ios 7 or in advance. In order that they had been aggravated whilst the choice to disable 3g was not gift after upgrading to ios 10.

A few of our readers are reporting that the original Verizon iPhone 4 also lacked the 3G switch, which means the absence is most likely on a carrier-by-carrier basis. But not

How to Enable or Disable 2G/3G in iOS 10

Note that you can enable 2G only if your carrier network supports it.

Follow these steps to turn ON 2G/3G:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Cellular
  • Select Voice & Data
  • Choose 2G (or 3G or 4G)

That’s it.

We’ve received quite some proceedings from our readers that they’re now not seeing the voice & Data option. I’m not sure why precisely each person isn’t always seeing this option. This can be related to your provider. You may need to test if there are any new service settings which you want to download to cope with the issue.

How to Turn Off 2G/3G/ 4G LTE on iPhone

  • Open the Settings app on iPhone and choose Cellular at the top of the list
  • Tap Cellular Data Options (in newest versions of iOS, older do not have the sub menu)
  • Tap on Enable LTE and choose OFF (or alternatively, you can set Data Only to stabilize some voice calls, or Voice & Data as the default)
  • Wait a moment for the iPhone cellular connection to cycle on and off again and 3G / 4G should now be on as default with LTE off, as visible in the status bar of the iPhone
  • Exit Settings and enjoy your slower cell connection

Read more: Solving iPhone iPad iOS Battery Drain

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