By Santosh Sharma I 04 October 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally inaugurated the 5G services in India on October 1. So it is finally here. Alongside the it’s inauguration, major telecom companies Reliance Jio, Airtel and VI also confirmed more details about availability, implementations and more. Airtel has already started this service in select regions and if you are wondering if your phone supports 5G services or not? Then, here’s how you can check.
Phones that support 5G services
Most of the premium smartphones or flagship smartphones launched in the last 2 years support 5G services. This means the Galaxy S21 series, Apple iPhone A12 series, Apple iPhone 13 series, ROG Phone 5 or ROG Phone 6, Realme GT Edition, OnePlus 9 or 10 series, etc supports 5G. Meanwhile, if you have an old smartphone, then it may be possible that it supports 5G connectivity.
How to check if your phone supports 5G
- Open the Settings app on your smartphone
- Head to Wi-Fi & Network
- Then tap on Mobile Networks
- Here tap on Network mode
If you see the option — 2G/3G/4G/5G (auto connect) — then your phone supports 5G.If your phone has a 2G/3G/4G option only, then it does not support 5G
Now, if you are looking to enable 5G services on your phone, simply choose the 2G/3G/4G/5G (auto connect) in the network settings and you are all set. Once the network is available, the phone will automatically connect to the 5G network.
Things you need to know about using 5G on your smartphone
5G service on your smartphone relies on additional couple of factors. The first thing is 5G service must be available in your region. Second, check if your phone and SIM support 5G. If your phone support 4G then you need to update your phone. If your sim support 4G then upgrade your SIM card to 5G Also, ensure that the phone’s network mode is set to 5G.