After years and years of eager anticipation, Airtel has finally brought 5G to India. It is already available in some of the Indian metro cities and will be there in all of India’s other cities by the end of 2022. In addition to that, Airtel 5G is coming very soon to all the major cities of India. By the end of 2023, all the major cities will be able to explore the magic of Airtel 5G on their smartphones. But before you can start using 5G on your smartphones, there are a few things that you need to take note of. For example, you have to ensure that Airtel 5G APN settings are enabled on your phone, you have a 5G smartphone and more.
In this blog, we will take you through all the aspects of 5G APN settings, so that 5G becomes easy for you.
How do I enable 5G on my smartphone?
Yes, we surely get the excitement you have now that 5G has finally been launched. Whether you have an Android smartphone or an Apple device, you will be able to access 5G on both. However, you also have to make sure that your devices are 5G compliant.
While all these are important, we will take a more careful look into it later. First, let us see how to enable 5G on your phones.
How to enable 5G on my Android devices
To enable Airtel 5G APN settings on your Android phone, these are the steps that you need to follow:
- On your Android smartphone, open the Settings app.
- After that, click on an option that says Mobile Network, or something similar.
- Now, choose the SIM on which you want to enable your 5G network.
- Click on Preferred Network Type.
- Now, click on the 5G network option if you can see it.
- Finally, 5G will start working for you.
- To know if you are really getting 5G on your phone, you can look at the status bar at the top of the screen.
While you will be able to get 5G on your smartphone with these steps, do remember that Android phones have varying settings. Regardless, the overall options remain the same and you won’t have much difficulty in getting it activated.
How to enable 5G on my iOS devices
Android and iOS devices have always clashed. And the two never really have the same options, even if the features are similar. That is why, you need to know how to enable 5G network APN settings on your iOS device.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Move to the Cellular Settings option.
- Now go to Cellular Data Options.
- In the new screen, look around and you will find the Voice & Data settings. Here, make sure you either click on 5G Auto or 5G On options.
- When the 5G is activated on your iPhone, you will see the 5G button on your status bar at the top of the screen.
Things to remember before you can get 5G on your smartphone
Before you start looking for how to enable 5G APN settings on your smartphone, there are a couple of pointers that you need to remember.
5G needs to be activated in your local area
You need to make sure that you are in an area where 5G has been activated. In case you don’t see it and you are living in a major city, Airtel 5G will soon be made available to you. Therefore, get ready to experience blazing fast internet speeds, like never before!
You will need to get a 5G smartphone
You will also need to have a 5G mobile phone to get the technology on your device. There is no dearth of 5G enabled smartphones in the current market. Now that 5G has already arrived, you can finally go and get the new 5G smartphone that you have been eyeing for so long.
Look for software updates in your smartphone
Software compatibility is also a key issue for experiencing 5G on your devices. While many devices do have 5G capability in them, they are not getting the same network speed on their phones. The key reason behind this is that they are yet to receive a software update that unlocks 5G for the phone.
These updates are getting ready even as we speak. Furthermore, there is a high chance that these updates are already made live. Just check for the software update on your smartphone, apply it and see if 5G is ready for you. If not, you will have to wait until the manufacture launches the feature for your device.
Port to Airtel to experience the superior 5G network in India
With Airtel, you will not only get superior network coverage, but also incredible 5G speeds. Therefore, if you still are not on the Airtel network yet, we suggest that you make the switch soon enough. Our 5G network works with the help of network slicing technology, where data consumption is streamlined for a far better experience.
You will finally have a mobile phone network where there will be no lags, and speeds that are 20 to 30 times faster than 4G. in case you are worried about the fact whether 5G is available at your location or not, then you can check for that quite easily too. Just get the Airtel Thanks app on your mobile phone and check for 5G availability.
The Airtel Thanks app can also be downloaded for Airtel prepaid recharge online. Perform cashless transactions, earn cashback offers and do lots more, with the Thanks app. Download it right away!
To conclude, port number to Airtel today and see with your own eyes how much of a difference you will be getting! We are glad to serve you, always.