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Disable 5G and force LTE option

(Topic created on: 01-08-2022 07:23 AM)
glasiuta
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Galaxy S21 Series

Please give users the ability to disable the 5G Network connection. Since they have started powering on all of these 5G Towers, all of our devices have had extremely slow speeds. I can't wrap my head around why we needed 5G Towers in the first place when 4G worked perfectly fine where I could ping almost a gigabit up in the hills. now with 5G I'm lucky to get 20. And this is in Silicon Valley California! 

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AndrewL
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@glasiuta: Further to the post above by @ynneL, please head to Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network mode, and set this to 4G/3G/2G (auto connect). This will connect to the strongest available mobile data signal in your area, but will not connect to the 5G network. 

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ynneL
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You should be able to disable 5G and force LTE only in the mobile network settings Screenshot_20220801-085044_Call settings_59741_1659340244.jpg
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AndrewL
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@glasiuta: Further to the post above by @ynneL, please head to Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network mode, and set this to 4G/3G/2G (auto connect). This will connect to the strongest available mobile data signal in your area, but will not connect to the 5G network. 

glasiuta
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Excellent, thank you. 

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glasiuta
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Galaxy S21 Series

Thank you for the tip, but unfortunately on my Verizon locked S21, I do not have a "Network Mode" option. Guess it's time to root the phone. 

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