How to Manually Configure or Change Galaxy S20 Network Mode

Need help forcing your Galaxy S20 to switch to other network modes? If that is so, then this post might be able to help you. Here’s a quick walk-through on how to manually configure or change the Galaxy S20 network mode.

Every mobile phone supports different network modes. The new Samsung galaxy s20 devices for instance, offer users with the recently launched wireless network standard (5G) that’s promising faster internet speeds and lower latency. However, there are many factors that can cause these phone’s internet connection to slow down while on 5G networks. And this is when switching to other network modes comes in handy. 

If you’re wondering how to access and manage these network settings on your new Samsung smartphone, I have prepared a simple tutorial for you to refer to. 

Read on for more detailed instructions.


Easy Steps to Manually Configure or Change the Galaxy S20 Network Mode

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Performing the following procedures will let you change cellular network settings, particularly the network mode. Individual screenshots depicting each of the outlined steps are also provided for easier screen navigation.

  1. Open the Settings app to get started.

    There are two ways to access the Settings menu on your Galaxy S20 smartphone. First is through the Apps viewer and the second through the notification panel.
    To access the Apps viewer, simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen. 
    To pull up the notification panel, you will need to swipe down from the top of the screen. The settings icon on the notification panel is represented by a Gear or Wheel-like figure located on the top-right corner.
    Either methods will lead to the same settings menu.

    manually change galaxy s20 network mode - open settings

  2. Tap Connections.

    Network connectivity options and relevant features will be displayed on the next screen.

    manually change galaxy s20 network mode - settings menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Mobile networks.

    A new screen you will see cellular data and network settings to manage.

    manually change galaxy s20 network mode - mobile networks

  4. Tap Network mode.

    Doing so will trigger a pop-up menu to show up. In this pop-up menu, you will see different types of network modes you can use.

    manually change galaxy s20 network mode - netmod

  5. Select your preferred network mode to use.

    Just tap the mark the desired network mode.
    Network options may vary depending on what’s supported by the network service provider and the network types supported by the phone.


    manually change galaxy s20 network mode - network options

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and later
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Please note that the network mode you select can directly affect the data speed that you get. This means a change in your internet connection speed.

Manually changing the network mode is deemed among the potential solutions to network-related issues particularly those that are attributed to the SIM card or cellular network settings. Random errors affecting wireless internet services can also be addressed by doing this tweak. The same thing when dealing with calling issues like unable to make or receive phone calls.

If for some reason you cannot make any changes to your phone’s network mode settings, you can contact your network service provider for further assistance. It’s possible that your device is currently locked into a single network mode. Just talk to your carrier regarding manual network selection according to its GSM spectrum.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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