iOS 5.1 brings back the option to disable 3G

iOS 5.1 brings back the option to disable 3G
Apple has done a favor for its power using customers by reinstating the "disable 3G' option in iOS 5.1. By disabling the 3G connectivity of the Apple iPhone or Apple iPad you are using, data speeds will slow but battery life may increase. Apple even reminds users underneath the toggle switch on the software that, "Using 3G loads data faster, but may decrease battery life". The option to disable 3G connectivity was removed from the software in iOS 5.0.

iOS 5.1 brings back the option to disable 3G

iOS 5.1 brings back the option to disable 3G

Some of the new features in iOS 5.1 include Japanese language support for voice activated personal assistant Siri, movie support in iCloud and a permanent camera shortcut for the lock screen. The camera's face detection feature now highlights all detected faces. And besides adding the option of disabling 3G connectivity to increase battery life, iOS 5.1 also fixes some bugs related to the battery.

For those rocking their Apple iPhone over AT&T's network, iOS 5.1 also replaces the 3G icon with a 4G one. This does not mean that your Apple iPhone 4S has magically become a 4G phone overnight. We have previously explained the reasons why the AT&T variant of Apple's smartphone is technically not a 4G device. And if you don't see the disable 3G option on your iPhone, it means that you haven't yet installed iOS 5.1. You can do that by using the Software Update function on iOS or by hooking your iPhone to iTunes via your computer.

source: Pocket-lint

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29 Comments

1. markusmaximous

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

I have a 4S and I updated to iOS 5.1 but it does not give the enable 3G option.

22. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

Same here

28. blackhawk1

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

my 4s does have 3g option. above mobile data like in the above shot

2. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

The 4s doesn't have that option, I can only turn data on or off

4. saeen

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I updated 5.1 & had 4S. I gave me 3G turn off option.

3. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I didn't know you can't disable 3G on iOS devices. That's some crazy sh t! :p

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

It is indeed,especially as these devices are supposedly revolutionary

5. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

is there anyone who have used both 4s and android ?

12. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

I think a lot of people have, including me. Why?

13. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

just wanna know which one's better and why?

17. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just perspective and preference. They both have their pro's and cons. I say do research and no listen to biased opinions on the board here. You're going to get nothing but uneducated hate talk from both ends. If you want, I can send you an unbiased break down for both. I've had both and love both. Just different pros and cons for both.

19. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Listen to MobileCaseReview, Its hard to get an unbiased opinion here. Way too many trolls.

26. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

@mobile case review ..alright help me here before i spend my damn hard-earned money on apple,where i live you can't get contract which means you have to buy things outright and cost 30% more than US prices

23. handicrapguy

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

All depends on your preferences really. Most of the people i know including myself prefer iOS due to its simplicity and overall great user experience. However i also have friends who love android for the freedom it gives them to hack and configure their phone to exactly how they like it.

27. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Does it have auto-brightness?

16. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I do. They are both great

7. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

5.1 on 4S is now 4G so no more 3G option ;)

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

not real 4g of course

10. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Hence the "wink" ;)

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

oh i missed that first time round!

8. iiiiiphonearena

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

oh no.... my mom is right, hell is real (apple article again... = hell)

11. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

You created an account just to bash Phonearena & Apple???

15. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

"a favor for its power using customers" There are Apple power users? Really? Well, those who are, are jailbraking anyways, so this has no point...

18. SteveDFive

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

I did the update on my 4S and now my camera will not launch from the lock screen. The wife's iPhone 4 had the same result after the update.

20. markusmaximous

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

You scroll the cam icon up instead of just tapping it.

21. SteveDFive

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Perfect. Thank you

24. hotmiamiblue

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

no need to upadate to ios 5.1 for iphone 4s coz on ios 5.0.1 jailbreak gives that option of 3g toggle i think jailbreakers are more intelligent than ios engeniers lol

25. holleys99 unregistered

I can't update to ios 5.1!!! Please help me!

29. eddieM

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

After I updated Siri sounds different.... Has this happend to anyone else?

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