1. sschandel's Avatar
    Please help me out as i was trying to find out the 2G-3G toggle option as like iOS 7.1.2 version.
    is there any way to use 2G network because in 3G battery draining very fast.
    09-18-2014 03:44 AM
  2. SandeepRoy said: Best Answer

    Please help me out as i was trying to find out the 2G-3G toggle option as like iOS 7.1.2 version.
    is there any way to use 2G network because in 3G battery draining very fast.
    Spoke with Apple Support & others involved:

    1. Apple has indeed pushed a generic iOS 8 update on it's own - for all LTE capable devices
    (not 4S but - iPhone5 & above etc.), as elsewhere earlier. Carriers are not involved - so at the moment users in India can't manually toggle 3G or 2G. The LTE switch is here to stay. Downgrade 3G data plan to 2G, if battery drain is one concern & bad connect while roaming the other.

    2. Airtel,Vodafone & Apple Service are sending Feedback from Customers to Apple, so that indivisual profiles can be pushed in the future, depending on type of data connection Carriers can/choose to provide. That's a long haul.

    3. According to industry insiders, most Carriers will provide data only via LTE/3G to capable devices - as it is better tech. & the available bandwidth of 2G is shrinking, considering growing number of users. How that pans out, in a country like India, remains to be seen.


    Senior Moderators may kindly expand on this suitably
  3. GG23's Avatar
    its in the same place for me on my 4s

    Settings ---> mobile ---> enable 3g... if you turn that off it will switch to 2g.. its a toggle switch
    sschandel likes this.
    09-18-2014 04:01 AM
  4. sschandel's Avatar
    i couldn't find this option

    setting -> mobile -> 1. mobile data 2. Enable LTE 3. Data Roaming

    only these option are there
    09-18-2014 04:07 AM
  5. aniketsahrma9865's Avatar
    Same here...
    09-18-2014 05:32 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    i couldn't find this option

    setting -> mobile -> 1. mobile data 2. Enable LTE 3. Data Roaming

    only these option are there
    This has been the case since the first LTE iPhone 5. You can turn off LTE to drop to 3G but not drop from 3G to 2G.
    09-18-2014 06:28 AM
  7. SandeepRoy's Avatar
    This has been the case since the first LTE iPhone 5. You can turn off LTE to drop to 3G but not drop from 3G to 2G.
    Not universally true - In my 5c on iOS 7.1.2, I had the option to switch between 3G/2G and there was no LTE option. Situation changed with 8 as Apple probably pushed a generic update without leaving Carriers any choice. Lots of users have downgraded because of that as connections are weak & many Carriers even in India don't provide LTE. Turkey doesn't have LTE. Of course Apple Support assured me they're looking to provide a solution soon
    Please visit Apple Forums for a better insightIs there a way to select a 2G network instead of 3G?-turkey8.jpg
    Last edited by SandeepRoy; 09-19-2014 at 07:01 PM. Reason: typo
    09-19-2014 06:58 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Not universally true - In my 5c on iOS 7.1.2, I had the option to switch between 3G/2G and there was no LTE option. Situation changed with 8 as Apple probably pushed a generic update without leaving Carriers any choice. Lots of users have downgraded because of that as connections are weak & many Carriers even in India don't provide LTE. Turkey doesn't have LTE. Of course Apple Support assured me they're looking to provide a solution soon
    Please visit Apple Forums for a better insightClick image for larger version. 

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    Ok. Maybe those settings were carrier specific. My US centric experience was that here was no 2G-3G switch.
    09-19-2014 07:03 PM
  9. SandeepRoy's Avatar
    Please help me out as i was trying to find out the 2G-3G toggle option as like iOS 7.1.2 version.
    is there any way to use 2G network because in 3G battery draining very fast.
    So, in India this is what that is working. Your experience maybe different. In my Area i spoke with 2 Service Providers - Vodafone & Airtel - about the 2G/3G switch missing, since i had it on my LTE enabled 5c, ever
    since iOS 7. At first they were clueless, including Apple India Customer Support. Next day, however, my
    Service Provider - Vodafone, called back & asked to me contact local Apple Authorised Service Center to
    resolve the issue. I had already downgraded back to 7.1.2 but was curious, and was informed that they would resolve the issue. I haven't found time, but 3 of my friends got it done on their iPhone 5/5s and
    have got the 2G/3G switch back. Strangely, they had to pay a small fee to get it done.

    Thinking aloud - If it was the Carriers fault, of not informing Apple about incorporating the correct
    switch in iOS8, the Apple authorised service centre would have chosen to ignore the issue & not offered to
    resolve it. The fact, that they did & then Charged for it - is Surprising.
    The staff at the service centre reasoned, the problem arose probably because of the OTA update & wouldn't
    have occurred if it was done thru iTunes. I would take that with a pinch of salt.
    Maybe some senior Moderator could shed some more light on this situation.

    Update : the guys who got the 3G/2G toggle back installed some 3rd party Chinese App - which stopped working.SORRY about that incorrect info.
    Last edited by SandeepRoy; 09-25-2014 at 03:15 AM. Reason: Updating Info
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-20-2014 09:50 PM
  10. SandeepRoy's Avatar
    Please help me out as i was trying to find out the 2G-3G toggle option as like iOS 7.1.2 version.
    is there any way to use 2G network because in 3G battery draining very fast.
    Spoke with Apple Support & others involved:

    1. Apple has indeed pushed a generic iOS 8 update on it's own - for all LTE capable devices
    (not 4S but - iPhone5 & above etc.), as elsewhere earlier. Carriers are not involved - so at the moment users in India can't manually toggle 3G or 2G. The LTE switch is here to stay. Downgrade 3G data plan to 2G, if battery drain is one concern & bad connect while roaming the other.

    2. Airtel,Vodafone & Apple Service are sending Feedback from Customers to Apple, so that indivisual profiles can be pushed in the future, depending on type of data connection Carriers can/choose to provide. That's a long haul.

    3. According to industry insiders, most Carriers will provide data only via LTE/3G to capable devices - as it is better tech. & the available bandwidth of 2G is shrinking, considering growing number of users. How that pans out, in a country like India, remains to be seen.


    Senior Moderators may kindly expand on this suitably
    09-25-2014 04:10 AM
  11. Harish Rana's Avatar
    i m also using a iphone 5s in Delhi (India) and same problem with me after update iOS 8 only shown 4G LTE option not 3G on/off, So i tried a lots of technics but no result then one last solution find i call to my Vodafone Customer care and De-activate my 3G signal service in my number and activate a 2G net plan with my number and then after 3 hours my vodafone number is only receive 2G network signal and solve my battery issue and work with 2G network but only one issue is now i m not using 3G service this time i using only 2G slow speed net with my iphone 5S, now i m waiting for next update from Apple or Vodafone Carrier update may be solve fully this issue after update
    09-29-2014 08:29 AM
  12. SandeepRoy's Avatar
    i m also using a iphone 5s in Delhi (India) and same problem with me after update iOS 8 only shown 4G LTE option not 3G on/off, So i tried a lots of technics..........now i m waiting for next update from Apple or Vodafone Carrier update may be solve fully this issue after update
    Please leave Feedback at Apple Support under iPhone here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    Also send an email to Vodafone briefly explaining the issue (get a support ticket)
    These are the only ways to make them listen.

    update- At Apple Feedback - under iPhone - submit as 'Feature Request' cause this does not qualify as a BUG
    Last edited by SandeepRoy; 09-30-2014 at 07:34 AM. Reason: Updating Info
    09-30-2014 03:45 AM

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