Is your iPhone dropping calls on AT&T? Here's the fix!

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If you've got an iPhone running on AT&T, you may be experiencing more dropped calls than normal right now. Luckily, there's a quick and easy fix you can perform that might stop your dropped calls in their tracks. Here's how!

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How to fix dropped call issues on your AT&T iPhone

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Cellular.
  3. Tap on Cellular Data Options.
  4. Tap on Enable LTE.
  5. Tap on Data Only.

That's all there is to it. Using this setting, you will still enjoy fast data speeds with all the benefits of LTE, but your phone calls will not use LTE, but the 4G network instead. Since most of the issues seem to be caused by VoLTE enhancements, this should stop dropped calls until the network is fixed. We'd recommend trying to enable voice and data every now and again to see if AT&T has resolved the problem. If not, just toggle Data Only back on for a little while longer.

This trick should work for anyone that's having dropped call issues due to LTE enhancements in a given geographical area on any network. So if that sounds like you, give this a try and let us know how it works for you!

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  • Having this exact issue with Bell. Google search indicates that this is a somewhat common problem with VoLTE. I've missed several calls today as a result. When I place an outgoing call, the problem is temporarily fixed and then it happens again. While I like the much better quality of voice over VoLTE this isn't going to work if I'm missing calls. I will try to switch LTE to Data only.