5G is that the latest feature that mobile networks are touting, but it’s not available everywhere. If you are feeling like your Android phone is wasting battery checking out a nonexistent 5G connection, you’ll be ready to turn it off.
We say “may” be ready to turn it off because this is often a touch of a Wild West situation. There doesn’t seem to be any standardization for a way to try to to this (if you’re allowed to try to to it at all). Some carriers and makers have either disabled the choice or hidden it.
With that in mind, we’ll show you a number of the common methods wont to close up 5G. The methods listed below for Samsung and Google Pixel phones should be almost like those used for other Android devices.
Turn off 5G on a Samsung Galaxy
Turning off 5G on a Samsung phone is straightforward , but there’s an honest chance that you simply won’t be ready to roll in the hay . In the U.S., at the time of writing, only T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy smartphones have the choice . Other carriers have removed it.
To begin, swipe down from the highest of the screen to open the notification shade, then swipe down a second time to reveal the fast Settings. Tap the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
Next, select “Connections.”
Now, go to “Mobile Networks.”
Last, select “Network Mode.”
Here is where you’ll see whether it’s possible to turn off 5G on your particular Samsung phone. If you can, “5G/LTE/3G/2G” will be selected. To turn off 5G, you’ll want to choose “LTE/3G/2G.”
Your phone will now use those networks instead of 5G.
Turn off 5G on a Google Pixel
Like on Samsung phones, carriers can change things on Google Pixel phones as well. For example, a 5G-equipped Pixel on Google Fi can’t turn off 5G from the Settings. Other Pixels can, and it works like this.
First, open the Settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen twice. From there, tap the gear icon.
Next, select “Network & Internet” from the Settings menu.
Choose “Mobile Network” (not the “+” button). Your carrier name will be listed here.
Tap “Preferred Network Type.”
Finally, select “LTE” from the pop-up menu.
Your Pixel will now choose LTE over 5G. Whenever you’re able to give 5G a try again, you’ll return to those settings and revert your choices.