Activate 4G - Activate LTE
Your smartphone may need some help to activate 4G LTE support.

4G LTE is pretty common these days. The odds are your phone supports it. But what if you find you aren’t getting 4G LTE speeds? First, you’ll want to double check that your plan and phone do in fact support 4G. After you verify that your phone and network should be on 4G, there’s one other step you can take.

Read more: What is 4G?

While 4G LTE should automatically activate on its own, in some cases it doesn’t. Thankfully, it’s possible to manually activate 4G speeds on your phone. Because some smartphones may have different ways to activate 4G, we are breaking down the specifics on how to access the faster network speeds for a few of the more popular phone makers.

Activate 4G – LG

LG V60 screen Activate 4G
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If you own an LG phone, you can go into the phone’s Settings menu, then tap on the Tethering & Networks option, then tap on the Mobile Network selection. Finally, tap on the Network Mode. If you see LTE listed among the choices, just tap on that to activate LTE 4G and you should be all set.

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If, for some reason, the LTE network is not in the Network Mode section, you will have to try something else to activate 4G on the LG phone. First, go to your phone dialer and type in or paste  *#*#4636#*#*.  Then you should see a menu open up. Tap on the Phone Info option and then go to the  Pick Prefered Network Type selection. You then press on the drop down box and select the LTE network option.

Activate 4G – Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite screen on table
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite



In order to activate LTE 4G on a Samsung phone, first go to the Settings menu, then tap on the Connections selection. Scroll down to Mobile Networks, tap on it and then tap on the Network Mode. You should see LTE network selections and just pick the one that is best suited for your wireless network.

Activate 4G- Samsung

Activate 4G – HTC

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The method for HTC phones is similar to the one used for Samsung phones. Go to the Settings menu, then scroll down and tap on Mobile Networks. Tap on that option and then tap on the Network Mode. You should see LTE network selections and you can just pick the best one for your carrier.

Activate 4G – Google Pixel family

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If you own a Google Pixel phone, here’s how to activate LTE 4G support. First, swipe up on the home screen and tap on the Settings icon, and then tap on the Network & Internet selection. You should then tap on the Mobile Network menu, and then tap on the Advanced option. Finally, tap on the LTE selection for 4G access.

Activate 4G – Other phones

If you didn’t see your specific phone manufacturer was not mentioned here, don’t fret. The chances are that the methods used on those phones should be pretty similar to the ones we have mentioned in this article.

Read more: 4G vs LTE – What is the difference?