Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,614 Reviews & Articles | 61,002 News Posts

Apple's new iPhone 4S doesn't include "Enable 3G" switch

Apple iPhone 4S lacks "Enable 3G" switch in Network Settings

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm CDT (0 mins, 52 secs time to read)

For those of you who have gotten their mits on the newly released Apple iPhone 4S, you may have noticed an option missing out of the Network Settings. Most people don't require the setting, or even probably know its there, but its there and its useful to some.

Apple's new iPhone 4S doesn't include Enable 3G switch  |

In Network Settings, "Enable 3G" is missing, which gives you the ability to manually shut off 3G data. It can be disabled for multiple purposes, such as saving as much battery life as possible, or when you're at home and don't require 3G data as your own your own Wi-Fi network.

It can even extend to the point of where you might only want it on when you're away from Wi-Fi networks and these days, there's Wi-Fi networks everywhere. Personally, I'm connected to Wi-Fi at home, then at work or even at friends house or when I'm visiting family. The only time I require 3G data is when I'm out and about or on holiday.

But, its definitely weird for it to not be included...

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:23 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Related Tags