If you want to shift from 4G network to 5G then this is the way.

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It has been over a year since Airtel and Reliance Jio went live with 5G services in India. At the same time, Airtel and Jio are now providing 5G service to their users almost in the entire country. If 5G service of these two companies has started in your area too, then today we will tell you how you can shift from 4G to 5G. Let us know…

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How to shift from 4G to 5G?

To avail the 5G service of Airtel and Jio, you will need a 5G compatible smartphone. By making minor changes in the settings of the phone, you will be able to shift from 4G to 5G. Here we are giving you information about how to enable 5G in smartphones of different brands.

Google Pixel or stock Android smartphones

First of all you have to open the Settings menu in your smartphone. After this you have to tap on Network & Internet and select SIM. If you use two SIMs in the phone, then select the SIM with 5G network and select 5G by tapping on Preferred network type. In this way you will be able to enjoy 5G speed in your phone.

Samsung

Samsung smartphone users also have to first go to the Settings menu. After this, tap on Mobile networks in the Connections option. After selecting the SIM, you have to select the option of 5G/LTE/3G/2G (autoconnect) in Network mode.

OnePlus

To shift from 4G to 5G, OnePlus smartphone users have to open the Settings menu. Here you have to click on Wi-Fi & networks. After this, after selecting SIM, you have to click on 2G/3G/4G/5G (automatic) in Network option.

Oppo

Oppo users can also enjoy 5G in their phones. For this they have to open Settings. Here you have to click on Connection & Sharing option and select SIM. After this you have to tap on network type and select 2G/3G/4G/5G (automatic).

Realme

To start 5G in Realme smartphone, users first have to go to the Settings menu. Here tap on Connection & Sharing and select SIM. After this you have to select 2G/3G/4G/5G (automatic) in Preferred network type.

Vivo/iQoo

Vivo and iQoo smartphones run on Funtouch OS in India. In such a situation, to start 5G in both the phones, users have to first tap on Settings. Here, after selecting the SIM, you have to tap on Mobile network and select 5G mode in Network Mode.

Xiaomi/Poco

To shift Xiaomi and Poco smartphone users to 5G, they have to first open the Settings menu in the phone. Here you have to select the SIM card. After this, select the Preferred network type option and tap on 5G network.

jio and airtel users in india suffering from poor 4g network
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How to know whether 5G or 4G is running?

After enabling the above mentioned settings in the phone, to find out whether your phone is running 4G or 5G, you will have to look at the network bar in the display of the phone. Here you will see the 5G logo along with the SIM network. If 4G is still visible then restart the phone once.

From 5G to questions and answers

Q. Will I have to buy a new SIM for 5G?

A.No. Both Airtel and Jio have confirmed that their customers will not need to buy a new SIM card to use 5G. They will be able to access 5G network only on old 4G SIM.

Q. Can 5G be used in 4G phones?

A.No. This is not possible. Your old phone has a modem that supports 4G networks, which cannot access 5G networks. In such a situation, it is impossible to use 5G in a 4G phone.

Q. Will we have to spend more money for 5G?

A. Airtel and Jio have not yet introduced 5G plans. Both the companies are currently providing unlimited free 5G network support to their customers. Whether we will have to spend more for 5G or not will be known after the rollout of the plans of the telecom companies.

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