While there's 4G/LTE now, a lot of people still rely on slow, old 2G/EDGE.In i OS 8, Apple forgot to add a toggle that would let users switch between 2G and 3G / LTE.Once Mobile Data (Cellular data) was switched on, it would default to 3G or LTE and that would mean more charges. Here's how to switch off LTE and use 2G on an i Phone/i Pad that runs i OS 8.1.In countries like the US, Canada, Australia etc., 3G and 4G have become the norm.The lack of a toggle doesn't bother much but when you've enabled 3G for a short time and then have to go back to 2G, it becomes a problem. With i OS 8.1, the “Enable LTE” switch allows you to do that.If you've updated to i OS 8.1, you should be able to see this toggle.This meant that if you couldn't switch between LTE and 2G.
It also had a remarkably good web browser and rendering engine, especially for its time, in Safari and Web Kit. Not that it mattered; the original i Phone was exclusive to AT&T.
But this update removes the 2G/3G toggle, which means that the phone is always latched to a 3G network that would consume more power.
You can check out some comments from users in our earlier post and how to get the 2G toggle here.
It’s a complete renovation for your phone – and one that’s free for everyone.
The new update can be downloaded by just heading to the Settings on your phone.