Original topic:

Please add option to disable 5G

(Topic created: 3 weeks ago)
Nikki2365
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Not only does it drain my battery, but the connectivity for 5G in my area is atrocious. My phone seems to connect to 5G at any chance it has and everytime it does I have to turn off mobile data just to get back onto 4GLTE (the connectivity is much better and faster in my area) It makes it impossible to stream video platforms such as Youtube, Netflix, Twitch etc. It's very irritating and it makes me wish I didn't get 5G with my Verizon plan.
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MrEngineer
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If I am correct, I believe this feature depends on your carrier. For instance. If you have TMobile, you can turn off 5G in Settings/Connections/Mobile Networks/Network modes.
Then you can choose 5G, 4G or 3G
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Nikki2365
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I am aware, unfortunately I am not able to outright disable 5G on my Verizon locked Samsung

It seems that LTE/CDMA connects to 5G less often but it still does every now and thenScreenshot_20210924-160802_Call settings.png
MutatedRam
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Thats likely something that's Verizon specific which is a shame
Nikki2365
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Much so. I wonder if there would be a source or outlet where I could maybe get this resolved, or at least some official feedback.
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