‘5G ready’ phones have the hardware to connect to 5G networks, but when they are shipped to India, the brand puts a ‘soft lock’ on these phones to prevent them from connecting to 5G networks and draining their batteries Let us tell you that many phone manufacturers have given a time limit within which you will get a software update that will enable 5G connection on your phone. Apple and Samsung have promised updates that will enable 5G on Indian devices by December. For this, keep checking the ‘Software Update’ section of your phone regularly. Typically, every smartphone selects the highest network quality available on its firmware to give you the fastest connectivity speeds. Hence you also need to make sure that you have selected the correct mobile data network on your phone. For this go to network setting of your phone and select mobile data. If your phone has the necessary firmware to access 5G networks, it will be labeled ‘5G/LTE’ or similar under mobile data settings, check it. This one ‘auto connect’ usually gives you coverage for all networks (3G/4G/5G).
Tech News Desk – The 5G network was launched in India in October. With its launch, there was a stir in telecom operators as well as smartphone makers. When 4G was introduced in India, no one thought much about it. People continued to use their phones while the network was increasingly connected to 4G (LTE) networks and gradually moved away from voice-only 3G networks. But now, despite aggressive marketing of 5G networks by Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, tech-savvy people are still wondering how to enable 5G on their 5G phones. Bear in mind that you won’t see a 5G signal on your phone until the phone brand sends you a software update, even if you have a ‘5G enabled’ phone. This is because smartphones are programmed to constantly search for a high network signal.