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    Question EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Since I don't have 4G LTE yet in my area, I would always want to save some battery life by going 2G(EDGE) only. Is that option still available or replaced with 3G only now

    Note: I never touched an iPhone 5, the last iPhone I had was a 4S. So I don't know how the OS and Settings changed after adding LTE.
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    You only have the option to turn off cellular altogether and enable LTE.

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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Yeah, I always thought that was odd -- could go EDGE-only on my old 4, but could only turn LTE off on my 5 and 5s...
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    You only have the option to turn off cellular altogether and enable LTE.
    I was sure Apple removed that feature :/ being on HSPA+ will drain my battery so fast. I didn't get my 5S yet waiting for Apple.com to wake up and ship it but I hope the battery life is better than my old 4S.
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Rizk View Post
    Since I don't have 4G LTE yet in my area, I would always want to save some battery life by going 2G(EDGE) only. Is that option still available or replaced with 3G only now

    Note: I never touched an iPhone 5, the last iPhone I had was a 4S. So I don't know how the OS and Settings changed after adding LTE.
    With the current wireless modem that is in the 5S, you will find that it gets excellent battery life on HSPA+ , there is no longer a need to switch to edge. Much like the improvements with LTE modems, I turn off LTE if I need to conserve battery, but usually make it through a whole day (no wifi at work) while on LTE.
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsntrenkler View Post
    With the current wireless modem that is in the 5S, you will find that it gets excellent battery life on HSPA+ , there is no longer a need to switch to edge. Much like the improvements with LTE modems, I turn off LTE if I need to conserve battery, but usually make it through a whole day (no wifi at work) while on LTE.
    I hope thats the case. But Apple website says 8 GB over 3G(HSPA+) and 10 (or 11 can't remember) over LTE. All my devices would last over 15 hours over 2G at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Rizk View Post
    I hope thats the case. But Apple website says 8 GB over 3G(HSPA+) and 10 (or 11 can't remember) over LTE. All my devices would last over 15 hours over 2G at least.
    From my experience , when you are in a place with bad reception or have 2g, battery life diminishes faster than it would on a good 3G signal.i had a problem with battery life on my iPhone 5 and my 5s wasn't so great. Unfortunately you can't have the option of 2g but you can turn of LTE or 4g.


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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sekelani Zwambila View Post
    From my experience , when you are in an are with bad reception or have 2g, battery life diminishes faster than it would on a good 3G signal.i had a problem with battery life on my iPhone 5 and my 5s wasn't so great. Unfortunately you can't have the option of 2g but you can turn of LTE or 4g.


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    And we don't even have LTE yet. At least not on my carrier, the competitor carrier will launch it today after a year of Beta testing they already literally fully covered the city I live in, but they are just too expensive :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Rizk View Post
    And we don't even have LTE yet. At least not on my carrier, the competitor carrier will launch it today after a year of Beta testing they already literally fully covered the city I live in, but they are just too expensive :/


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    Same with my network. Optus will be updating there towers for 4g this month. I'm pretty exited.


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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Rizk View Post
    Since I don't have 4G LTE yet in my area, I would always want to save some battery life by going 2G(EDGE) only. Is that option still available or replaced with 3G only now

    Note: I never touched an iPhone 5, the last iPhone I had was a 4S. So I don't know how the OS and Settings changed after adding LTE.
    They took out the option to turn off 3G/HSPA+ with iOS 6 believe. The battery life on HSPA+ is fine now so you don't really need to turn it off.
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Actually I can turn off 3G on my iPhone 5S and that is because my carrier doesn't offer LTE yet.

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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    I agree with the above. HSPA sips the battery on the newer hardware, I do have LTE and make it all day with a charge. Things have improved over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Rizk View Post
    I hope thats the case. But Apple website says 8 GB over 3G(HSPA+) and 10 (or 11 can't remember) over LTE. All my devices would last over 15 hours over 2G at least.
    My 5S lasts, on average, about 21hrs on LTE before I need to charge it and that's with at least 6hrs of use.
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    I wish I could say the same but I have heavy usage. Well I used too lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Rizk View Post
    Since I don't have 4G LTE yet in my area, I would always want to save some battery life by going 2G(EDGE) only. Is that option still available or replaced with 3G only now

    Note: I never touched an iPhone 5, the last iPhone I had was a 4S. So I don't know how the OS and Settings changed after adding LTE.
    I'm assuming you've got your phone?
    Happy for you buddy
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    Default Re: EDGE only option on iPhone 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sekelani Zwambila View Post
    I'm assuming you've got your phone?
    Happy for you buddy
    Yes I did, finally!
    Thanks


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