LTE networks that are accessible with your iPhone are usually the fastest type of cellular network to which you can connect. This makes it much easier to browse the Internet, watch videos, download files, and perform just about any other task that requires a connection to the Internet. In fact, perhaps the only faster way to use your iPhone is on a Wi-Fi network.
But this increased speed capacity can lead to more cellular data usage, which is ultimately something that you might decide to avoid. Fortunately you can disable LTE networks in iOS 9 so that your iPhone is no longer able to connect to them. Our tutorial in this article will show you where this setting is located so that you can adjust it to suit your needs.
Turning Off LTE on an iPhone in iOS 9
The steps in this article weere performed on an iPhone 6 Plus in iOS 9.3. Note that disabling LTE on your iPhone will only stop the device from connecting to that type of cellular network. The iPhone will still be able to connect to other cellular networks.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Tap the Cellular option.
Step 3: Touch the Cellular Data Options button.
Step 4: Touch the button to the right of Enable LTE to turn it off. When you have disabled LTE on the iPhone, there will not be any green shading around the button. LTE is disabled on the device in the picture below.
Gary Thompson has been in IT consulting since the mid 2000s, and enjoys writing about mobile devices and computers. His primary topics of interest include iPhones and Windows, but he has written about many other devices and applications.