Can I turn off 5G on my Samsung?

Answered by Frank Schwing

You can turn off 5G on your Samsung Galaxy device, including the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S22. This can be useful if you want to conserve battery life or if you are in an area with weak 5G coverage and want to switch to a more stable 4G or LTE connection.

To turn off 5G on your Samsung Galaxy device, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app: Start by locating the Settings app on your Galaxy device. You can usually find it in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.

2. Go to Connections: Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down and tap on the “Connections” option. This will open the Connections settings menu.

3. Access Mobile networks: In the Connections settings menu, you will see various options related to your device’s connectivity. Look for the “Mobile networks” option and tap on it to continue.

4. Select Network mode: Within the Mobile networks settings, you will find a list of options related to your network connectivity. Look for the “Network mode” option and tap on it to access the different network modes available on your device.

5. Turn off 5G: In the Network mode settings, you will see different options for network connectivity, including 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G. Tap on the option that corresponds to 5G, which may be labeled as “5G/LTE/3G/2G (auto connect)” or something similar.

6. Choose an alternative network mode: Once you have selected the 5G option, you will be presented with alternative network modes. Look for the option that corresponds to 4G or LTE, as this will allow you to switch to a non-5G connection. Tap on the desired option to confirm your selection.

Once you have followed these steps, your Samsung Galaxy device will switch to the selected network mode, which will disable the 5G connectivity and utilize the chosen alternative (e.g., 4G or LTE). This can help conserve battery life and provide a more stable connection, especially in areas with weak or spotty 5G coverage.

It’s worth noting that the exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on the specific model of your Samsung Galaxy device and the version of the operating system it is running. However, the general process outlined above should be applicable to most recent Samsung Galaxy devices.

Remember that if you choose to turn off 5G and switch to an alternative network mode, you may experience slower data speeds compared to when you are connected to a 5G network. However, this can be a worthwhile trade-off if you prioritize battery life or need a more stable connection in certain situations.

I hope this helps you in turning off 5G on your Samsung Galaxy device!