How to Manually Change Network Mode on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post illustrates how to manually change network mode on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Feel free to refer to this quick walk-through when needed.

A network mode change is usually needed when dealing with service errors and other network-related issues in mobile devices.

Changing the network mode on a Samsung smartphone and tablet is typically very easy. However, this could mean an extra challenge to others, especially to those who are still new to the Android platform. That said, this video is primarily aimed at addressing this concern.

If you’re among the target audience, then feel free to use this post as a personal reference.

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Easy Steps to Manually Change Network Mode on your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Follow these steps to access the settings menu on your Galaxy Tab S6 where you can switch to another network mode available. Screenshots depicting every step are likewise provided in case you’re having trouble navigating through screen segments.

  1. Start by heading over to the Home screen and then swipe up from the bottom to access the Apps viewer.

    On the Apps viewer you will see many different icons or shortcuts to system services and downloaded applications.

    manually change network mode galaxy tab s6 - home

  2. To continue, locate and then tap on the Settings icon.

    Doing so will launch the Settings app, which contains the main settings menu of your device.

    manually change network mode galaxy tab s6 - settings

  3. From the Settings menu, tap Connections.

    A new window opens with network-related options and features to manage.

    manually change network mode galaxy tab s6 - connections

  4. Scroll down to the middle section and then tap Mobile networks.

    On the Mobile networks screen you will see four relevant features including data roaming, access point names, network mode and network operators.

    manually change network mode galaxy tab s6 - mobile networks

  5. To change the network selection, just tap on any of the network modes available.

    Among your options would include but not limited to 3G/2G auto connect, 3G only and 2G only.
    Available network modes may likewise vary between carriers or network service providers.

    manually change network mode galaxy tab s6 - choose network

  6. To switch to a different network, tap Network mode again and then tap to select your preferred network mode from the pop-up menu.

    Don't forget to test your device after switching to a network mode to see if network services are working as intended.
    Otherwise, repeat the steps to switch to and try other network modes that work best in your current location.

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  • Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

In other Tab S6 models, the default network mode selection usually includes global, LTE, and UMTS.

The preferred setting for most locations is usually Global. And this should only be changed if the device is encountering service issues.

LTE setting on the other hand, should only be selected if service issues are transpiring in areas where multiple network types are offered and only LTE is required.

Meanwhile, switching to UMTS or universal mobile telecommunications service setting is only recommended if the device is experiencing service issues in areas where multiple network types are available and only UMTS is needed. The preferred international carrier is automatically selected with the UMTS network mode enabled on your device.

Again, network mode options vary by carriers, device models, and regions.

And that’s it!

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!


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