How do I turn on my 5G on my Samsung Galaxy S8?

Answered by John Hunt

To enable 5G on your Samsung Galaxy S8, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Settings on your phone. You can find the Settings app on your home screen or in the app drawer.

2. Once you’re in the Settings, scroll down and look for the option that says “Connections” or “Network & Internet.” Tap on it to proceed.

3. In the Connections or Network & Internet menu, you will find various options related to your phone’s connectivity settings. Look for the option that says “Mobile networks” or “Mobile data.” Tap on it to access the mobile network settings.

4. Within the Mobile networks menu, you should see an option called “Network mode” or “Preferred network type.” Tap on it to proceed.

5. Now, depending on your phone’s software version and your carrier’s network compatibility, you may see different options for network modes. Look for an option that includes 5G connectivity. This option may be labeled as “5G/LTE/3G/2G (auto)” or “5G/LTE/3G (auto)” or something similar.

6. If you don’t see a specific option for 5G, look for an option called “Global” or “LTE/3G/2G (auto)” instead. This option will allow your phone to automatically connect to the best available network, including 5G if it’s available in your area.

7. Once you’ve selected the appropriate network mode, exit the settings menu. Your phone will now attempt to connect to the selected network mode, including 5G if it’s available and supported by your carrier and location.

Please note that enabling 5G on your Samsung Galaxy S8 is subject to various factors, including your carrier’s network coverage, your location, and your phone’s hardware capabilities. If 5G is not available in your area or not supported by your carrier, you may not see the option to enable it in the network mode settings.

Additionally, keep in mind that while 5G can offer faster speeds and lower latency compared to previous generations of cellular networks, you may experience varying levels of 5G coverage and performance depending on your location and network conditions.