Samsung Galaxy S III update for Verizon has some issues with LTE connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S III update for Verizon has some issues with LTE connectivity
Last week, we told you about a hefty 129.1MB update that was being sent out to the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This update contained a number of new features like the multi-window multitasking feature, Paper Artist and the ability to pay for purchased apps from your monthly Verizon invoice. According to some owners of the phone, the update also brought some problems to the handset. Some of the problems are bad enough that you just might want to hold off installing the update when it comes, at least until Samsung has issued a fix.

According to those who have already installed the update, it apparently interferes with signal strength. Some users who had been getting 4 bars of 4G LTE service are now getting just 1 or 2 bars. Others are saying that data speeds have slowed considerably while some aren't receiving any 4G LTE signal at all. And even the usual fixes, like turning on and off airplane mode, or doing a factory restart, aren't solving the problem.

One unofficial solution is to change your settings from Global to LTE/CDMA. Go to Settings > More Networks > Mobile Networks and change the network mode to LTE/CDMA instead of Global. Let us know if that helps you out by dropping a comment in the box below. This is a pretty big update for Samsung Galaxy S III owners on Verizon with some cool features that have been long awaited. Let's hope Samsung can take care of this quickly.


source: AndroidCommunity via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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