How do I change my iPhone from 5G to 2.4G WIFI?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To change your iPhone from a 5G network to a 2.4G Wi-Fi network, follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Unlock your iPhone by entering your passcode or using Touch ID/Face ID.
2. Open the Settings app, which can be identified by the gear icon.
3. Scroll down the list of settings options and tap on “Wi-Fi.” It should be located near the top of the list.
4. On the Wi-Fi settings page, you’ll see a switch at the top. Make sure it is turned on by tapping on it. The switch will turn green when Wi-Fi is enabled.
5. Once Wi-Fi is enabled, your iPhone will start searching for available networks. It may take a few seconds to display the options.
6. Look for the list of available Wi-Fi networks and find the one you want to connect to. Make sure the network you choose is a 2.4 GHz network. These networks are typically labeled with a suffix like “2.4G” or “2.4 GHz” in the network name.
7. Tap on the name of the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. If the network is secured, you will be prompted to enter the password for the network. Type in the correct password and tap “Join” or “Connect” to proceed.
8. Your iPhone will attempt to connect to the selected 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. If the password is correct and the network is within range, your iPhone should successfully connect to the network. You’ll see a checkmark next to the network name once connected.
9. Once connected, you can exit the Settings app and start using the internet on your iPhone through the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.

It’s worth noting that some newer iPhone models, such as the iPhone 12 series, support both 5G and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks simultaneously. In this case, your iPhone will automatically switch between the two networks based on signal strength and other factors. However, if you specifically want to connect to a 2.4 GHz network, you can follow the steps above.

In my personal experience, I’ve found that connecting to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network can be helpful in situations where the 5G network signal is weak or when you need to connect to devices that only support 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. It’s important to note that 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks may have a slower maximum speed compared to 5G networks, but they generally have a wider coverage range.

Remember that the steps I’ve provided may vary slightly depending on the iOS version running on your iPhone. However, the basic process of connecting to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network should remain the same across different iOS versions.