India officially announced the launch of 5G network services in the country on October 2 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the next-generation network during the Indian Mobile Congress 2022 event. Now, in the next phase, telecom players will start providing services and launch new tariff plans for customers.

To use the 5G network, you need a 5G compatible phone. Many phone companies have been producing 5G phones for about two years now. Also, Bharti Enterprises Chairman Sunil Mittal said that Airtel’s 5G service will be launched in eight cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi and Bangalore. Now, with all the excitement surrounding 5G, here are the steps you need to take to activate 5G on your phone:

How do you know if your phone is 5G compatible?

If you’re an Android user, you can check if your device supports 5G by following a few simple steps. Go to your phone’s settings and select the “Wi-Fi & Network” section. Post this, click SIM & Network, then visit the Preferred Network Type section. You will be able to see all supported mobile network technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. If 5G is listed under the network type, it means your phone is 5G compatible. Some of the Android phones that support 5G are OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, OnePlus 8T, Vivo V20 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10i.

For iOS users, go to Settings, then tap Cellular. Now go to Cellular Data Options. You will be able to see if 5G is available on your device or not. If 5G is not available, contact your carrier to confirm if your plan supports 5G. All iPhone 12 and later models are 5G compatible.

How to activate 5G on the device?

Step 1: Open your smartphone’s Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on the connection or mobile network option.

Step 3: Tap on Network Mode, then select 5G/4G/3G/2G option.

When you set the 5G network mode, your device will start showing the 5G logo at the top when you are in a 5G enabled location.