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LTE Toggle on AT&T S4

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mr. Lucky, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    For anyone looking to regain the ability to toggle radio bands (typically, to save battery in weak or no LTE reception areas) that went away with the latest 4.3 update, here's the next best thing.
    1. Go into Settings > More networks > Mobile networks > Access Point Names
    2. Press the + sign at the bottom of screen
    3. Add the following entries (note text cAsE):
      Name: ATT -LTE (this is just a label for your own use - you can use any name)
      APN: wap.cingular
      Proxy: leave blank
      Port: leave blank
      Server: leave blank
      MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
      Multimedia message proxy: wireless.cingular.com
      MMS Port: 8080
      APN Type: leave blank
    Now, to configure a quick toggle shortcut, use one of the following methods:
    • If you are using a launcher that allows direct shortcuts (e.g., Apex or Nova):
      Shortcuts > Activities > Settings > APNs
      (this will create a direct shortcut to the APN selection screen, buried at step 1, above)
    • If you are using stock Touchwiz or a launcher without shortcut capability, you can accomplish the same thing with the xShortcut FREE app.
    Turning off LTE can really be a battery extender for those times when you don't need it or don't have reliable access. Disabling it does not change anything else (i.e., 3G/2G/Edge speed negotiation continues to work normally, as before).

    Enjoy! :tee:

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  2. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

    Any idea:

    1. If these settings are valid only in your area (SoCal)?
    2. What the Verizon settings might be?
  3. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Allan, we're not far apart
  4. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast


Samsung Galaxy S4 Forum

The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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