How to activate 5G network in your smartphone


Bharti Airtel has started its 5G network from today in 8 cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore, Gurugram, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. Other telecom operators including Vi and Jio have also announced the launch of 5G services later this year. Notably, Airtel has announced that all its existing 4G SIMs will be compatible with 5G networks.

For the unversed, the 5G network service will bring improvements and efficiencies, including faster download and upload speeds, as well as enabling 4K streaming and cloud gaming with lower latency. Businesses will also get faster transfer data speeds with the organization.

If you are an Airtel customer and have 5G service available in your location, here is how you can activate the 5G network on your smartphone.

How to activate 5G network in your smartphone

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on your smartphone
  2. Select “Mobile Network”
  3. Select the SIM for which you want to check 5G network
  4. Tap on “Preferred network type” option
  5. Now tap and select 5G network type
  6. If a 5G network is available in your area, you will see the 5G symbol on the status bar within a few minutes

Airtel customers can check whether 5G is available at their location through the Airtel Thanks app, which is available for download from the Play Store and App Store. It can also tell users whether their phone is compatible with 5G networks or not.

Notably, Airtel 4G SIM users will not need to change their SIM to use the 5G service. It will work with 5G network.

Airtel has announced that it will launch 5G service for major cities by the end of December 2023. For other places in the country, it could start by March 2024. According to a statement by Airtel, “To enjoy 5G network at its maximum potential, you will need a 5G phone with a 5G phone. Despite all this, your 4G SIM will definitely give you better connectivity and transmission with a 5G phone. Will do

How to activate 5G network on your smartphone This post first appeared on BGR India.

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