How to Force 4G LTE Only Mode on Android Phones [without Root]

The smartphone industry adapted the 4G network a while ago. And now almost all Android phones support 4G bands. Most of the phones come with the common Network settings where you can choose 2G only, 2G/3G, or 2G/3G/4G Network. But if you want to choose only 4G (LTE) mode then this guide is for you. Here you will know how to force LTE Only Mode on Android phones.

how to force 4G LTE Only on Android Phones

At present 5G is the latest band which is now included in the latest phones. But as the 5G network is not available in some regions, many users are not able to use 5G on their phones. Still, the majority of Smartphone users are using 4G networks on their phones. So, this guide will help all 4G users to maintain or fix the 4G network on the device.

How to Set 4G Only Mode on Android Phones

As you know that most Android phones do not have 4G only or LTE only mode in the preferred network option. It means you cannot force your Android phone to work on 4G mode with available options. So, in this case, you can root your phone to force 4G only mode on your phone. But do you know that there are some third-party apps that allow you to force 4G only mode on Android phones.

In this guide, we will share the guide using a third-party app. It will help all the users to force 4G Only mode even if they have not rooted their phones. There are some apps available on the PlayStore, but here we will share a paid app that works properly on Android phones. So now let’s jump into the guide.

Step 1: First make sure you are using a 4G SIM card on your Android phone.

Step 2: Now install the ‘Force LTE Only (4G/5G)’ app on your phone from PlayStore.

Step 3: Open the app on your phone and then Select a method in the ForceLTE section.

how to force 4G Only mode on Android Phones

Step 4: You can also select Method 3 if your phone is running on latest Android 11.

Step 5: After selecting a supported method it will take you to the Phone Info page.

Step 6: Now in the Phone Info scroll down till Set Preferred Network Type and select LTE Only option.

how to force 4G LTE Only Mode on Android Phones

Step 7: Now Run Ping Test to check if it passes the different Pings on the networks.

how to force LTE Only mode on Android Phones

That’s all, now you can close the app. And when you check the Preferred Network Type from your Phone Settings, none of the options will be selected. It means you have successfully selected the 4G LTE Only mode on your Android Phone.

This guide comes in handy when you are in an area where the 4G network is weak but you want to use the internet at high speed. Once you select 4G Only mode, it will not switch to 3G or 2G. It maintains the 4G network by forcing the network to run in LTE mode. The mentioned app also works for dual SIM.

Along with its advantage, there are also some disadvantages such as users can’t make or receive calls on some devices. Also, on some devices, users can’t send SMS when force LTE Only mode is enabled. And to fix these you need to change the preferred network type from System Settings.

There are many similar apps available that allow us to force LTE only mode on Android Modes. If the given app doesn’t work for you then you can try its alternative which is 4G LTE Only Mode by Gigantic Apps. Also, if you find a good app that supports most devices, then feel free to share it with us, we will update the information.

So, there you have it, the complete guide on how to force 4G LTE mode only on Android phones without root. I hope you find the guide helpful and for similar guides, stay connected to YTECHB. In case if you have any queries regarding the guide, then let us know in the comment section below.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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