The mobile Internet segment is only increasing every year, if yesterday we used computers to access the network, today the iPhone copes with many tasks in the field of Internet surfing, and after mobile devices, the data transfer speed also increases. Today we will focus on high-speed Internet settings using the example of the Apple iPhone. Therefore, if you have already connected and configured the Internet in the iPhone, then this topic will be interesting.
What is LTE and 4G in iPhone phones
I will explain in a simple language for dummies. LTE and 4G are mobile standards that allow you to use the Internet at higher speeds. Therefore, if your iPhone supports LTE (4G), then your Internet will be fast, i.e. Web pages open quickly, the looks in high quality without brakes. With configured LTE it will be more comfortable to work the distribution of the Internet to other devices using. Modem mode in the iPhone.
Which iPhones support LTE (4G)
Not all Apple iPhone models support LTE (4G) networks. The first models support operation only in lower speed 2G and 3G networks. In the line of Apple phones, the LTE communication module first appeared in iPhone 5. Therefore, if you want an iPhone with fast Internet, take iPhone 5 or later.
The LTE module is constantly being improved, therefore, the fresher the iPhone model, the higher the maximum data transfer rate in LTE networks. For example: maximum bandwidth of LTE modems:
- iPhone 5, 5C, 5S. 100 Mbps.
- iPhone 5SE, 6, 6 Plus. 150 Mbps.
- iPhone 6S, 6S Plus. 300 Mbps.
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus. 450 Mbps.
True, our mobile operators are not so quick to keep up to date with their equipment to meet the new LTE standards, but this is gradually happening.
How to enable and configure LTE (4G) on iPhone
If your iPhone model supports high-speed Internet (see the list above) and you have already set up the Internet (link to the settings at the beginning of the article), then simply enable LTE mode and use it.
Turns on LTE (4G) as follows: Settings. Cellular. Data Settings
Voice and Data. LTE
Enable LTE? This cellular network is not certified by the operator for LTE on iPhone. This can affect battery life, calls, text messages, answering machine and cellular data transfer. Click Enable LTE.
As soon as you turn on the LTE mode, you will immediately feel the good speed of the Internet, of course, a lot depends on the mobile operator, so when choosing an operator and tariff plan, check if there is support for working in LTE networks. Well, watch out for traffic, with LTE enabled, limited traffic in iPhone flies well!