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iPhone LTE toggle for Airtel removes 2G toggle, users complain of battery woes

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Earlier this month we reported that Apple and Airtel had pushed out a carrier settings update that enabled LTE toggle in preparation for Airtel’s LTE on smartphones launch in Bangalore this month. Some users are now complaining that the update has had a negative impact on their phone’s battery life. Also Read - Common marketing gimmicks that brands should avoid to exploit consumers

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After the update, users can toggle LTE on and off but it has removed the option to toggle between 3G and 2G networks. When a user toggles LTE off, the phone connects to a 3G network. So users who always keep the 3G connection on would not notice any difference in battery performance if they keep the LTE off. Also Read - Apple in tussle with Russian govt over App Store payment options

However, many users like to enable 3G data only when they need it, relying on EDGE connection other times. 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.

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  • Published Date: December 16, 2013 11:58 AM IST
  • Updated Date: December 23, 2013 6:47 PM IST


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