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How does LTE setting on phone affect battery performance as I heard it drains the battery quicker on an iPhone 


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5G is the one that will drain the battery the most. It’s more high powered than LTE. You could switch back to 3G (much slower than LTE) but I don’t think there would be any benefit in terms of power use since they both share some of the same frequencies.


I personally keep my iPhone on LTE as the 5G where I live has a very weak signal. When 5G is on and dealing with weak signal, it eats battery. 

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As @Nighthawk mentions, it is fine if  you have good coverage.  Batteries drain when the phone can't find a signal as it turns the phone up to the maximum wattage.  I've been using LTE for years.