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Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 1:59 AM

No LTE

My iphone SE only connects to 5Ge and I cannot use cellular data.

ACE - Expert

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5ge is lte a and yes in some markets its over saturated 

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My partner has an android phone on AT&T and doesn't have an issue at all. Is this specific to iphones?

ACE - Expert

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Nope. As mentioned, 5Ge is enhanced LTE but basically LTE. I have an iPhone 12 but never use 5G as it is just not reliable in our area. I have my phone set to LTE Only and calls/speeds are just fine. 5G was nice when it first came out but now it seems that everyone MUST use 5G so the towers in a lot of areas are just saturated and fall back to LTE or 5Ge.

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Hmmm I don't have a setting to enforce LTE only like I've seen in other posts.

ACE - Expert

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iOS 16.5. Settings -> Cellular -> Cellular Data Options -> Voice & Data (choose between 5G Auto, 5G On, LTE).

ACE - Expert

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iOS 16.5. Settings -> Cellular -> Cellular Data Options -> Voice & Data (choose between 5G Auto, 5G On, LTE).

The iPhone SE is not a 5G phone, so they likely don’t have any choice. My iPhone XR doesn’t.

ACE - Expert

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The iPhone SE is not a 5G phone, so they likely don’t have any choice. My iPhone XR doesn’t.

The iPhone SE released in early 2022 is indeed 5G capable. The XR is not.

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So then it's not a 5G issue?

ACE - Expert

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When did you get the SE? Did you check the settings as I suggested to see if you even have the options under Voice & Data? Do you have a 5G plan and a SIM that supports it? As I mentioned, I don't bother with 5G and just leave our phones on LTE only. We always get either LTE or 5Ge. My wife's phone is an iPhone 7 so she doesn't have any choice other than LTE so there are no options for her to choose from.

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