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How to activate and re-enable the 3G button on iOS 7 with iPhone 5, iPhone …


Here's how to activate, enable and redisplay the 3G button to connect in EDGE 2G with iOS 7 on iPhone 5, 5S and 5C

Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 7 and disappeared the button to activate and deactivate 3G? In the settings of your iPhone you only find the possibility to activate and deactivate the LTE network, but you can no longer activate or deactivate the 3G and 2G network? No problem, today, through this guide, we will see together how to activate the display of the 3G button on the iPhone updated to iOS 7 again.

As you know, in fact, the perennial activation of the LTE network does nothing more than consume the battery of your iPhone and fortunately Apple has provided the possibility to disable it from the iPhone settings. Unfortunately, however, with the introduction of the switch for the LTE network, Apple has removed the one to activate the 3G network or to deactivate the 2G network. In this case too, in fact, the transition from one network to another would allow users to significantly increase the battery life of iPhones, especially when the smartphone, while remaining connected to the internet, in standby and therefore has no need to remain connected to the internet under the 3G network, given that the user is not using it.

Surely you have noticed that in the Settings> Mobile menu possibility to activate / deactivate data connection, LTE network and roaming. Maybe not everyone remembers it, but before iOS 7 it was possible to disable the 3G network and continue to keep the data connection active. In this way it was possible to travel in EDGE, a slower network than 3G, but which allows to considerably decrease the battery consumption on any smartphone.In this guide we explain how to reactivate the 3G toggle in order to activate or deactivate the aforementioned network.

3g-ios-7 "src =" "width =" 240 "height =" 214 "/ ></p><p style=Sand you also want to save battery on your iPhone and want to try to increase the autonomy of your smartphone, then you may be interested in this guide, in which we will go to see how to reactivate the 3G and 2G button on iPhone updated to iOS 7. The guide will be particularly useful especially if you live in an area not yet covered by the LTE network: in this way, in addition to deactivating the LTE network, you can also deactivate the 3G network on the iPhone when you do not need it, obtaining considerable battery savings.

Having said that, we can start with the help that will explain how to get the 3G button again in the Settings of your iPhone. In particular, in this article we go to see how to replace the LTE / 4G button found in Settings> Mobile with the old 3G button, in order to deactivate the UMTS connection if necessary and navigate in 2G to save battery.

Important premise:

  • you have to do everything at your own risk
  • to run the guide you need an iPhone with jailbreak. Without jailbreak, in fact, you will not be able to do anything.

Having said that, we can proceed.

How to activate and re-enable the 3G button on iOS 7 with iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C


  • iPhone 5 or later updated to iOS 7 (on iPhone 4S and earlier, there is no need to follow this guide)
  • Cydia
  • iFile (free download from Cydia)

Guide to activate and re-enable the 3G button on iOS 7 with iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

1. Download and install iFile from Cydia. Open it and go to the following path:

System/Library/Carrier Bundles/iPhone/OPERATORE.bundle

For example, in the case of TIM operator, the folder will be called TIM_Italy.bundle.

Usually the folders we are looking for are located at the bottom (if you use iFile), as shown in the image:

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DataIndicatorOverrideForLTE 4G


DataIndicatorOverrideForLTE 3G

3. Always in the same file, verify that the wording is present


4. After applying the changes, save the file and copy it to


5. Delete the called

6. Paste the previously copied file and rename it

7. Set the file renamed with Mobile owner and Mobile group and User access permissions in Read, Write, Execute. You can do this by pressing the blue i next to the file and scrolling to the Ownership and Access Permissions items.

8. Restart the iPhone by holding down the Home and Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.

At this point, the iPhone should show the 3G key again instead of the LTE / 4G key in Settings> Mobileas well as in the Network Data section.


To restore the default settings, just follow the opposite steps to those indicated in the guide. In practice, you will have to set up the file againcarrier.plistin the operator bundle with the string

DataIndicatorOverrideForLTE 4G

If you have problems with Internet browsing, it is recommended to restore the original settings of the filecarrier.plist.

Let us know if you have managed to reactivate the 3G button on the iPhone with this guide, which however has been tested by many users and is fully functional.


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