How to force only 4G or LTE network connection for Samsung Galaxy Note 4


This is how to enable Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to force use only 4G (LTE) network connection for high speed internet data. There is a built-in switch in the smartphone that will enable the smartphone to force use only either 3G (WCDMA) or 2G (GSM) network connection but, there is no switch at all to enable the smartphone to force use only 4G (LTE) network connection.

Video Tutorial

This is screen video record to show you how to do it. If you prefer screenshots, please skip this video and scroll after the video.

Screenshots Tutorial

If you are clueless about the existing settings that enable you to switch network mode, goto “Settings > More networks > Mobile networks > Network mode”.


Steps:

Step 1 : From the phone dialer, dial *#2263# and the smartphone will bring you into the “Service Mode” screen like below.


Step 2 : Select “[4] LTE BAND PART1 []” and the smartphone will bring you into a screen to select the types of LTE mode.


Step 3 : Select “[1] LTE ALL []” to force the smartphone to use only 4G(LTE) connection.

Note : The instructions above have been verified with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910C, Android OS 4.4.4). If you have a tried this method on different smartphone, please leave me a comment whether it works for you or not.

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Comments

  1. It didn't work on my notes 4 N910C running android 4.4.4 !!

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    1. Do it with this app. works great for me

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oceaninfo.myjio.volte.lte.jio.jio4gltewitcher

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    2. Worked on my note 5 as well. Thanks👍👍

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  2. Even for me it doesnt work on my sm n910c

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  3. Hi all,

    I am not sure why it did not work for you. I have counter checked my device version and it is running on Android 4.4.4

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  4. It did not work for my note 4 either. It cut service off all together

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    1. It work perfect on note 3
      where to learn this ?

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    2. Pls dude.. Help me.. Not working in my n910g

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    3. Pls dude.. Help me.. Not working in my n910g

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  6. It work on Note 3 too
    How you learn this?

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  7. It work on Note 3 too
    How you learn this?

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  8. Some Note 4s are sold arent 4G enabled. What a con job Samsung, as I discover this 3 months later

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    1. How is it Samsung's fault you bought the wrong phone? I had a Note 2 until recently. It didn't have LTE but some models did. However, I knew the factory unlocked international version didn't have LTE so I didn't blame Samsung.

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  9. Just tried it on my T-Mobile Note 4, and it worked like a charm. Thanks.

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    1. Also worked on my T-Mobile Note 4 (aka SM-N910T) on official Android 6.0.1.

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  10. It is not working on my Note 4 , N910F

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  11. It works! Thanks! N910C. Just be reminded though when using forced LTE, No 4G network means no data or even cellular signal.

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  12. Work on my s5 at kitkat but did not when lollipop

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  13. Work like charm brother ! May god bless you!! Luckily i found a way for note 4 without rooting ! XD

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  14. *#2263# does not work for my Huawei Honor 4x, please suggest me the code to reach Service mode?

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  15. Its not working the code in Samsung galaxy grand prime please help me out from this

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  16. works for me... globe telecom philippines... however cannot make & receive phone call.

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  17. Worked fine with me! Note4 running on Lollipo.

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  18. I followed your directions and it showed it was restricted...

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  19. Ok guys this only works with newer Samsung phones. It will not work on any other brand of smart phones. So if you have a non Samsung phone it will not work.

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  20. works fine, Note 4 Android 5.1 in Canada. Recent factory reset for some reason removed the LTE connection under Settings->More Networks->Mobile Networks->Network Mode. I set it to select option 1 AUTOMATIC and even after reboot it connects to LTE and switches to 3g for calls. Thank you!

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  21. Will i be able to change it back whenever i like and if so how?

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    1. Yes. Use back the Android settings page "Network Mode" and choose any network. It will revert back to the standard settings.

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  22. Could anyone help me please... how for samsung A5... anyone know?

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  23. Hi. I have a samsung A8
    4G coverage does not seem to work. Will your instructions work forthis phone too?

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  24. Its works, its shows 4g, but my signal kept on flactuating.. or its always on 2 bar signal only??

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  25. It didn't work on my notes 4 SM-N910C running android 5.1.1. Please tell me. it's my E.Mail Adress. usmanbashir12547@gmail.com

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  26. *#2263# didn't work? I guess it depends on what chip your phone is running. Do you have the qualcomm, or exynos?

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  27. Not working on my Note4 N910c

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  28. If you are using any of the following devices in America 4G LTE will not work. N910F (Europe); N910K/N910L/N910S (Korea); N910C (Asia, Europe, South America) the USA uses a different 4G LTE band that is not available on those devices.

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    1. I have the N910S and live in the US. My LTE works fine

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  29. My note 4 cannt show tha LTE/GSM option thats why i m unable to use 4g service .
    There are
    Cdma or lte
    Cdma / gsm
    Cdma
    Automatic
    Options
    Plz can any one help me????

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  30. Hi there, thanks technocrat for this..its been a great help..it works with my galaxy a7..

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  31. This code does not work on At&t, or verizon. To get it to work with those carriers you have to call them and ask for your carrier unlock code. They will ask for your IMEI code and then they will issue an unlock code. Once your phone is unlocked you should be able to access this secret menu. To enter the unlock command without inserting an alternate simcard go to your dialer and enter #7465625*638*#

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    1. i have samsung galaxy j7 2016 marshmelow 4g mobile and i want 4g only option ...?what i do?????

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  32. Not working on my Galaxy Note 4, SM-N910F, Android 6.

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  33. Does it work in samsung a5?

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    1. Works on Android 6 for me. It depends on which phone you have.

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  35. It worked fine for me on my SM-910T3 running Marshmallow 6.01

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  36. Plz help my note 4 N910H
    It doesn't has 4G

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  37. Plz help my note 4 N910H
    It doesn't has 4G

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  38. :) Hi Guys,
    Galaxy Note4 N910H(V6.0.1) not working with *#2263#. And my calcula in Cambodia.
    So how can I enable 4G ?
    Thank for your advance.

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  39. My Galaxy Note 4 has a issue. When in LTE/WCDMA/GSM mode there is no cellular signal and I am not able to make and receive calls. When I select GSM mode or WCDMA/GSM mode then the phone signal is good and working properly BUT I am only getting the 2G and 3G speeds.
     
    I have done hours of troubleshooting with Samsung Australian support service and also with Amaysim. The sim card is 4G, new and works fine with 4G on my old phone. This issue I am describing occurred with two different sim cards that both function well on other phones.
     
    I have lived in a 4G area for 18 months and have had a fairly consistent 4G service.
     
    I ended up researching and finding some information that I believe may fix the issue.
    My theory is that because the phone comes from China, it may not have the settings for 'All GTE' but rather it could be set for other countries.
     
    I want to access service mode to check for the GTE Band settings but the code referred to in the website gives a response 'Invalid MMI code' and Samsung Australian support is not able to assist.
     
    I wondered if it can be accessed through Developer options? I don't know how to do any of that.

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  40. Bro ders no option of Lte/4g on my galaxy note 2..unable to use 4g service

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  41. mine is note 4 SM-N910k. its shows Ussd error. :( can anyone help me. coz ita always 2g even if i uae different sim

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  42. hi mine is marshmallow version. Note 4 SM-N910k but its not working. can anyone help me coz its always 2g even if i try different sims

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  43. This doesn't work on samsung galaxy j7..please try to fix this issue

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  44. This not working in note 5 with marshmallow os

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  45. Is there any option to change lte band settings in marshmallow...plz help me

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  46. When ever I select the option LTE All Bands...the connectivity goes off....and I 'Emergency calls only'...pls help
    My device - Note 4 N910C
    OS - 6 0.1

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  47. Its code work on N910L (korea) marshmallow 6.0.1 ??
    Please help me

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  48. My note is n910going 6.0 and above code and *#0011# is not working.... helpless?

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    1. i tried every other code: *#2263# *#*#4636#*#* etc and none displayed anything... only *#0011# did, but I'm not sure what to do there.

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  49. work on Galaxy Grand 2 LTE(SM-GT7105) 100% work!!!

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  50. Here is a fix to get around RAT restriction.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1189241

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  51. For SM-N910S/K/L model, please following these steps.
    1. Open your 'Phone' and switch it to 'Keypad'.
    2. Type '319712358' directly (do not add any prefix or suffix like *#*#, just type it directly...).
    3. Now you can see the Hidden Menu.
    Please enter your password:
    SM-N910S: 996412
    SM-N910K: 774632
    SM-N910L: 0821
    4. After you in, go Network Setting -->Network mode to change LTE/WCDMA/GSM band.

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  52. It doesnt work on my samsung j7 2015. How can i do that on my phone?

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  53. How to force 4g or lte on my samsung j7 2015

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  54. Thank you very much it's work on my n910L

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