How to customize LTE settings on iPhone and iPad

LTE is a great technology that delivers fast data speeds and on the iPhone, will allow you to have fast data speeds and take a phone call at the same time (varies by carrier). Follow along to learn how to customize LTE settings on iPhone and iPad.

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How to customize LTE settings on iPhone and iPad

  1. Fire up Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options.
  2. Tap on Enable LTE. You’ll have three options: Off, Voice & Data, and Data Only.

Choosing Off will disable LTE entirely. If your carrier supports it, you’ll have the option to have Voice & Data, which will allow you to have simultaneous voice and data. Data Only unfortunately means that you’ll drop to 4G (HSPA+), 3G or lower when you’re taking a standard phone call. Note that this does not apply to VoIP calls such as FaceTime Audio, Skype, or WhatsApp calls.

On cellular-based iPads, you’ll simply have a toggle to turn LTE on or off. Toggling LTE off will drop your cellular connection to 4G (HSPA+), 3G or even 2G (EDGE) depending on cellular coverage.

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