Reason Why You Need to Turn Off 5G on your Smartphones

Reason Why You Need to Turn Off 5G on your Smartphones

May 11, 2021

5G has much higher upload and download speeds than standard cellular connections. It’s rare that you’ll ever need to turn off 5G on your phone for an extended period of time, but some people do. This article explains why you need to switch off on any phone model.

Also, Read: What to Consider When Buying a 5G Phone 

Why do you need to turn off 5G?

Conflict towers

When a 5G broadband system tries to connect to several 5G towers in close proximity, conflicts, and even complete disconnections are common.

Coverage is unreliable.

While the signal may be active, it may be overloaded by too many users, resulting in sluggish 5G speeds.

Data caps on mobile plans

Fast downloads are awesome, but you could be approaching your monthly data cap, which, depending on your provider and plan, may be costly.

Brag about 5G speed

Switching on and off to show how much of a difference it makes to your friends and family can be both fun and educational.

Also, Read: You can also Switch off 5G on iPhones to extend battery life

How to switch LTE or 4G?

When your phone is out of range of a 5G tower, it can automatically switch to a different cellular signal, such as 4G or LTE. In this situation, there’s nothing you need to do.

If your 5G connection isn’t working properly, such as downloading or uploading data, you can manually move to another option.

Also, Read: What to Expect from 5G Smartphones and Wireless Technology


Go to Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network Mode and select any of the options that do not say “5G”


Open Settings and tap Mobile > Mobile Data Options > Voice & Data and choose your preferred connection.

Also, Read: iPhone Troubleshooting: Here’s how to Fix iPhone 12 5G issue

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