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iPhone 4S: The missing “Enable 3G” switch.

October 16, 2011

The “Enable 3G” switch is no longer present in iPhone 4S.  The purpose of disabling the 3G radio is to conserve battery life or forcing the iPhone to connect to EDGE network where 3G signals are weak.

iPhone 4S

The “Enable 3G” switch still present in iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.

iPhone 4 running iOS 5

Threads about the missing “Enable 3GS” switch on Apple Support Communities.

Please let Apple know that you want this feature back, regardless if it was a bug or design decision.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. ganeshsha permalink
    January 22, 2012 10:53 pm

    Guys I found a Way to Disable the 3g radio in iphone 4s but i m looking for Some one who can program my idea .. I m using iphone 4s and i have cracked it … But i m not a programmer if any one interested can mail be so we can work together and make it a succesful project,,

  2. ganeshsha permalink
    January 23, 2012 12:16 am

    Hey Jeff,

    i have found a way to disable 3G Radio on IPhone 4s IOS 5.01 and 5 ..

    I have made a detailed Post on my site hope you can spread the word


    • January 23, 2012 12:25 am

      There’s no need to do anything to your iPhone 4S to bring the switch back. It will be included in iOS 5.1 which would be released soon.

      In addition to that, who’s “Jeff”?
      Did you just copy and paste the comment from somewhere else?

      • February 13, 2012 3:06 am

        seems already comfired that we get it back …..

  3. fane ciubuc permalink
    June 20, 2012 5:50 am

    Jailbreak your iphone and install from Cydia – Sbsettings. this app has the 3g switch integrated. at least it will help you have good signal, but the battery will not be improved

  4. azad permalink
    September 2, 2013 5:35 am

    my device is 4s ios 6.1.3 and has no 3G enabling button..

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