iPhone 5 Has LTE Toggle To Extend Battery Life [PHOTO]


Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone 5 comes with global LTE support allowing users to enjoy Ultrafast web browsing, video streaming, downloading and more. While blazing fast LTE speeds are sure to impress the iPhone users, one concerning issue here is the battery life. Not to worry though, Apple has added an LTE toggle to extend the iPhone 5’s battery life.

As folks over at Anandtech gave the new iPhone an early hands-on treatment, they pointed out that just like the on the iPad 3 with 4G LTE, Apple has included an LTE toggle inside the to conserve the handset’s battery.

More interestingly, it is amazing how Apple has managed to add LTE to iPhone 5 while keeping the battery life identical to the 3G iPhone 4S.

As noted by TNW:

Apple says that the iPhone 5 gets 8 hours of 3G talk time, 3G browsing and up to 225 hours of standby time. The iPhone 4S, by comparison, had 8hr calls, 6hrs 3G, 9hrs WiFi and 200hrs standby time. The money stat, though? 4G LTE browsing clocks in at 8 hours. That’s pretty good. 

It is said that iPhone 5’s battery is 2.8% larger in capacity as compared to the iPhone 4S. Despite that, the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than its predecessor. Amazing isn’t it?


  • aRhyno

    i have a car, and its a Toyota. amazing isnt it? lol

  • Only if you have Toyota 5. 😛

  • The iPhone 4S debuted WITHOUT the 3G toggle, and it was only returned in iOS 5.1:

    So for this LTE toggle to arrive with the iPhone 5, that’s good news for us.

  • No way, Corollas ftw

  • If it’s an FR-S 🙂

    Well, technically that’s a Scion. Close enough.

  • aRhyno

    Ding DIng, Gary wins. well, corolla s for super amazing that is… lol

  • Jayshawn

    I’m guessing that once LTE is toggled off it just goes onto 3G (for Rogers atleast)

  • Vic

    Iphone 4S recalls: 0
    Toyota recalls: lots

  • Lol

  • xxxJDxxx

    Is it going to be necessary to use though? since the rated battery life is the same as on 3G?

    Also, why is everyone talking about toyota’s?

  • It’s not necessary but very handy when you’re on low battery.

  • Kakarot

    If its no drain, this comment makes no sense… It’s useless. Even if I disable it because I have no lte…. I get the same life!?

  • Huh? If you’re in an LTE area, turning off LTE and falling back to 3G saves battery.

  • Erik Kappel

    Actually he makes a point! If both LTE and 3G have a rated 8 hours. Than using either would deplete your battery at the same rate! (technically, though ymmv)

  • KY

    If Im on Rogers currently with a data plan, when I upgrade to the iphone 5, will it automatically use LTE? or do I need a data plan specifically for LTE?

  • Rogers has plans to switch all existing plans to LTE by the end of the month. Once you get the new SIM it should connect to LTE