The 5G mobile network promises to bring undeniable advantages, including fast upload/download speed. However, there are certain drawbacks to 5G as well as the next generation network will bring in negatives like overheating and overconsuming battery. If you’re facing such issues, you should look to disable the 5G connectivity. In this guide, you’ll get to know how you can easily disable 5G connectivity on your Pixel 6, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 6 Pro.
Why you should disable 5G connectivity?
There are many users who are choosing against opting for 5G due to multiple reasons. The major one is the fast draining of the battery. According to users, the battery consumption compared to the advantages of 5G is excessive. Additionally, smartphones get overheated while activating 5G networks. This might be the reason that the battery gets drained so fast.
Moreover, for now, not all network carriers are 5G-ready yet. The quality of the new network isn’t as expected with it still being in its early stages. Nevertheless, not every user is experiencing fast speed. In fact, in some cases, the 5G speeds are even slower than 4G LTE, making it pointless to keep 5G active and lose battery quickly.
How to disable 5G connectivity on Pixel 6, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 6 Pro?
Disabling the 5G connectivity on your Pixel 6, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 6 Pro is relatively easy and will depend on a couple of cases.
#1. If the carrier network allows the change
- Open the Settings app on your smartphone
- Look for Network and Internet before selecting SIMs
- Scroll to Preferred Network type
- A dialog box will open up with 3 options, 5G, LTE, and 3G
- Select the LTE option
#2. If the carrier network doesn’t allow the change
In some situations, the carrier will block the option and deny you from accessing it from the System Settings. In such cases, you should follow these steps
- On your smartphone, open the keypad and then dial *#*#4636#*#* and it’ll open up the hidden-phone status page
- Here, you’ll find network types – LTE/GSM/WCDMA and NR (5G)
- Change it to the default option – NR/LTE/GSM/WCDMA