9 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2013 8:23 PM by khristine0630
danielfromadairsville Level 1 (0 points)

How come you cannot enable and disable 3G on the iPhone 4S but you can on the iPhone 4 with iOS5?

  • M1ke0 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this issue too, my new iPhone 4s frequently fails to download/upload any data from the 3G network in busy areas. Previously, I could disable 3G and the phone would still work fine in edge mode, however the option to disable 3G has been removed from this phones settings. I consider this a major failure as it prevents me from doing anything useful on the device in certain areas.

  • imacpent Level 1 (0 points)

    My enable 3g option on my iPhone4 disappeared upon udating to iOS5

  • Rafael blindbrain Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problems - in the area I life 3G is very poor so it allways changes, searches or just has 1 reception point. So I allways had 3G deactivated.


    In the 4S it´s impossible to do so - damm..


    And I think I´ve found out the reason why: SIRI


    When you don´t have 3G Siri cannot work properly - if I ask SIRI "where do you come from" - I get an answer on WIFI or 3G but on Edge it tells me that it didn´t understood me.


    So it seems that Siri only works with a descent 3G connection - that´s maybe the reason why the took out the possiblity to deactivate as then Siri won´t make sense anymore.


    PLEASE APPLE I DON`T CARE! I want to save my battery and have stable connection for phoning etc.

    Siri is not more important for me then that - so please bring the functionality back - or you force me to jailbreak what I didn´t do on my 2G or 3GS so I don´t want to do that no either.


    Please give us the freedom to decide!



  • mihir kumar Level 1 (0 points)

    I have recently updgraded ios 5 on my iphone 4.

    3G is turned on but still internet is not working.


    can anyone help

  • sunnyvaleiphoneuser Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same exact problem. I called apple support and they had me do the following which fixed my problem!


    Go to:




    Reset Network Settings


    The phone will then restart and it works now!


    Hope this helps!

  • Janice Wong Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks Sunnyvale,

    I was having this problem too, but your advice via Apple worked like a charm.

    In my case, I can only think that the difficulty to connect to 3G occurred right after I turned on SIRI. But everything seems to be fine now.



  • oskarjkpg Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!! Totally solved my problem!!

  • sailain Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple has to add a button to disable edge while keeping 3G enabled.


    I will be happy if they let edge die like floppy disks.


    If edge is the last thing on earth to get me connected, still I don't like to use it.


    The 3G signal strength is 3 bars on my iPhone, but still IOS considers it as a weak siganl and switching back to edge. But I am happy even with 1 bar on 3G rather than full signal on edge.


    Come on Apple, you can do better than this.

  • khristine0630 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so much. i wish i could've known this earlier. spent weeks dependent on wi-fi and i'll be travelling this weekend so perfect timing.