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2G (edge) not available after iOS 6.1 upgrade

2145 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2013 2:04 AM by Zokor RSS
nitinmidha Calculating status...
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Feb 3, 2013 2:52 AM


I had upgraded my iPhone 5 to the new iOS 6.1 yesterday, which had more options of LTE carriers included. Now if I want to use the data connectivity using 2G (edge), it is not applicable, due to the option already removed from the toggle switch coming earlier (Enable 3G). Is there a possible way to use the 2G data now, as I need it for testing, as well as it drains the battery too soon, as compared to 2G? Will there be any bug fix for the same later (in case people want to use 2G)?

Also please suggest whether the LTE network is using 2G or 3G or LTE for voice?

Am Using it on Eisalat/Du carrier in UAE.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1, UAE carrier
  • wind316 Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 5:30 PM (in response to nitinmidha)

    BUMP on this post, i've been searching the net for a solution on this and still cannot find the answer. If there's no solution, I would like to suggest to Apple on their next update to please have 3 toggles for each generations of networks 2G(GPRS,EDGE), 3G(HSPA), and 4G(LTE). Why? We all know that 3G and 4G eat lots of power. I must admit that most of the time Im just using 2G on previous IOS versions to conserve power when using apps like Viber etc. Really saves power for me. But now Toggling Cellular Data switch mixes 2G and 3G. Hoping this on the next update.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 5:49 PM (in response to wind316)

    Whether you can use EDGE is up to each carrier. AT&T in the US is decommissioning its 2G network, reusing the hardware for LTE. So it's likely that they no longer want to support 2G on iPhones.

  • wind316 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    alright, thanks for the clarification. SO it's not the IOS for short. I should ask my carrier instead.

  • Zokor Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to nitinmidha)

    The removal of the option to turn 3G off was bad.


    I barely have any bar with 3G, with 2G i have full bars. But i only have it when the iphone can't reach the 3G (it's dumb, so i want to use what i want).


    Bought the IPad yesterday and it doesn't even capture any bar of net with 3G... I've regreted this bought, next time i'll switch to Android or Microsoft, there's ppl here at work with net at will and i don't since i'm the only one using faulty apple products...


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