Already available in some Brazilian capitals, 5G has shown some instability in its early days. In addition, this new data transmission technology consumes more cell phone battery. So, in some circumstances, it’s worth making your device “return” to 4G.
Operators reinforce that this instability is normal at this initial moment. Still, 4G can be a reliable ally for those who need to access data away from Wi-Fi – and, contrary to what some think, it won’t stop being offered.
Here’s how to switch from 5G to 4G on both operating systems:
How to disable 5G on Android
This guide is valid for both smartphones and tablets, as the settings are the same.
Access the menu “Settings”Tap “Connections”Tap “Mobile networks” which will present a list of possible connectionsChoose any that don’t have the word “5G” in the name
But it’s worth remembering: your phone will switch back to 5G when there’s a system update.
How to disable 5G on iOS
It also works for both iPhones and iPads.
Go to “Settings” menu, choose “Cellular” option, tap “Cellular Data Options” and tap “Data and Voice” Select a network without 5G in the name
As with an Android device, it is very likely that your phone will reconnect to 5G after a system update.