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Samsung Galaxy S5

Back to Connectivity

Select network mode

You can select which network modes your mobile phone can use. Your choice determines the data speeds you can achieve.

Step 1 of 6

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.

Step 2 of 6

Press More networks.

Step 3 of 6

Press Mobile networks.

Step 4 of 6

Press Network mode.

Step 5 of 6

Press LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), WCDMA only or GSM only.

3G (UMTS) or 4G (LTE) enables you to achieve higher data speeds than when using 2G (GSM).
If you select LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), your mobile phone automatically switches between the three network modes provided that you're within range of a 4G network.
If you select WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), your mobile phone automatically switches between the two network modes provided that you're within range of a 3G network.
If you select WCDMA only, your mobile phone can only connect to 3G networks.
If you select GSM only, you can't achieve high data speeds.
Step 6 of 6

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find " Network mode"

Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
Press the settings icon.
Press More networks.
Press Mobile networks.
Press Network mode.

2. Select network mode

Press LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), WCDMA only or GSM only.
3G (UMTS) or 4G (LTE) enables you to achieve higher data speeds than when using 2G (GSM).
If you select LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), your mobile phone automatically switches between the three network modes provided that you're within range of a 4G network.
If you select WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), your mobile phone automatically switches between the two network modes provided that you're within range of a 3G network.
If you select WCDMA only, your mobile phone can only connect to 3G networks.
If you select GSM only, you can't achieve high data speeds.

3. Return to the Home screen

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.