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    Why does this phone keep dropping to 3G!? I have never had this happen before in the area I live in! Randomly drops to 3G and I have turn phone off and back on, for LTE to be used!!!!
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    It could be a carrier issue with a tower in your area... But you should update to the new iOS 10.0.3 that's out today, said to address cellular connectivity issues.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    Are you on Verizon by chance?
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    Anyhow, you don't have to restart iPhone when dropping to 3G.
    Just go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Cellular Data Network and select 3G and after a few seconds LTE in there.

    That will force your phone to connect to LTE without restarting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    Anyhow, you don't have to restart iPhone when dropping to 3G.
    Just go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Cellular Data Network and select 3G and after a few seconds LTE in there.

    That will force your phone to connect to LTE without restarting.
    Or just toggle Airplane mode on then off again...
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    This is one of those bugs right? I am having the same thing happen only since I got the iPhone 7. Been meaning to go to Apple but haven't had time
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    Yes.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    I am on Verizon.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    If you haven't already, update to iOS 10.0.3. It is said to have fixed cellular connectivity issues on the iPhone 7.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    It's an iOS 10 thing. It's been extremely annoying. I have the same problem, though on a 6s Plus, 3 of them mind you, two different networks.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    I went to apple today and had them replace my iPhone 7. Asked them about this topic and the genius told me to contact my carrier(Verizon) and have them send me a new SIM card or update the carrier network settings. I asked her to replace my iPhone and they did. She said if it does keep happening to contact my carrier.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    Quote Originally Posted by knotsure View Post
    I went to apple today and had them replace my iPhone 7. Asked them about this topic and the genius told me to contact my carrier(Verizon) and have them send me a new SIM card or update the carrier network settings. I asked her to replace my iPhone and they did. She said if it does keep happening to contact my carrier.
    It's not a phone issue...maybe it has an effect as well, but it is a software issue. If you go back to iOS 9 (I can at least on the 6s Plus), the problem is gone.
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    I haven't had any issues yet. I did also update to 10.0.3
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    Definitely a problem still with iOS 10.1. I have to keep toggling airplane mode on and off several times a day to ensure LTE connectivity.
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    Default Re: Switching between 3G and LTE

    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie Hatcher View Post
    Why does this phone keep dropping to 3G!? I have never had this happen before in the area I live in! Randomly drops to 3G and I have turn phone off and back on, for LTE to be used!!!!

    I just toggle airplane mode to fix this.

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