Does newer android versions let you set the preferred network type to use only 4G?

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Currently on android version is 8.1,

Under the network & settings, mobile network option, preferred network type, I see 4 option menu, to choose between
1) 2G/3G/4G
2) 2G/3G
3) 3G
4) 2G

But no option for 4G only, does newer android version have an option to choose only 4G as preferred network type directly from the above menu.

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No, not even on Android 10
(considering stock or close to stock OS. Not miui and others)

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Use this ussd code. star#star#4636#star#star

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PKMKB wrote:

Use this ussd code. ##4636##

But that resets after every restart.

Offtopic: Please also add China in your username if any space left. stuck_out_tongue

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PKMKB wrote:

Use this ussd code. star#star#4636#star#star

tried that, the problem i noticed with ussd method is that it automatically switches to lower network type when 4g network becomes unavailable, and then you have to do it manually all over again.

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I think network mode selection also depends on the SIM
Using S10+ (Android 10) with Jio and have below options
4G only
3G only
2G only
2G/3G (Auto)
4G/3G/2G(Auto)

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

I think network mode selection also depends on the SIM
Using S10+ (Android 10) with Jio and have below options
4G only
3G only
2G only
2G/3G (Auto)
4G/3G/2G(Auto)

great, so your phone supports 4G only mode,which is convenient. I am using an ASUS, stock android.

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Using S20+ and Android 11, it has LTE only, 3G only, 2g only or 3g/2G auto

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manav.choudhry598 wrote:

Using S20+ and Android 11, it has LTE only, 3G only, 2g only or 3g/2G auto

I think lte is the 4G network only option.

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teriab33 wrote:

tried that, the problem i noticed with ussd method is that it automatically switches to lower network type when 4g network becomes unavailable, and then you have to do it manually all over again.

No.it will show network unavailable. Select lte only

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teriab33 wrote:

I think lte is the 4G network only option.

Any specific need for having 4G only or LTE only option? I want to understand it’s usecase.

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Simbha3 wrote:

No.it will show network unavailable. Select lte only

will try again.

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Phone 0 mean sim 1, phone 1 mean sim 2

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PKMKB wrote:

Any specific need for having 4G only or LTE only option? I want to understand it’s usecase.

Only one signal bar of 4g is faster than full signal of 3g. If you get lower 4g signal phone will switch to 3g for better connectivity..so better to fix it on 4g only.

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avgn wrote:

No, not even on Android 10
(considering stock or close to stock OS. Not miui and others)

Custom ROMs based on Android 10 have this option. Even close to stock like Lineage/Pixel Experience. Haven’t tried Android 11 ROMs but it should be available eventually if not implemented already.

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From my experience, this option varies among devices and not Android version. My YU Ace running on Android 8.1 has all 4G only, 3G only, 2G only option. I think all my previous phones had these options :- redmi 2 prime, moto e, sony experia etc

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Click on Settings – About phone – All specs In this There is one option Internal Storage Click 7 times On it – Click phone information 1 or phone information 2 – Set preferred network type LTE ONLY

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