iOS 5.1 Beta 3 Includes Return Of 3G Toggle Switch

As news emerges from the latest iOS 5 Developer Beta release, MacRumors is reporting on the return of the “Enable 3G” switch (it’s currently absent from the 4S) which allows users to chose between the faster 3G network or the EDGE network using less battery power.

iPhone 4S users will note that this switch is currently missing from their devices, a decision never explained by Apple but thought to be due to Siri, whose helpful, while sassy, voice-enabled assistance does not function well on the EDGE network. A boost in battery life is expected in the update so it’s likely that the return of the switch is meant for battery improvement and does not indicate that Siri’s performance will increase on EDGE.