Apple has just released iOS 6.1 and it is now available from the Software update settings of your iPhone, iPad Mini or iPad with Retina display. iOS 6.1 brings in several new features but mainly this update is all about enabling LTE capabilities to iPhone 5 users in additional 36 countries worldwide. And yes, the Philippines is included in those countries.
This means that iPhone 5 users in the Philippines can now enjoy ultrafast wireless performance via cellular data. And so it seems.
So, I fire up Software Update on my iPhone 5 and the file was downloaded quickly. Fire it up and in a flash, my iPhone 5 was updated to iOS 6.1. How do you know that LTE is now enabled on your iPhone 5? Go to Settings -> General -> Cellular. In the Cellular settings tab, you’ll see right after Cellular Data and new tab labeled, “Enable LTE.” Toggle it on and LTE should be enabled on your iPhone 5.
Did my iPhone 5 managed to connect to Globe LTE? Unfortunately, NOT. It’s still showing 3G connection.