How Do You Activate 4G on a New Phone?


Quick Answer

To activate 4G on a new mobile phone, obtain a SIM card from your provider, find the slot for a SIM card in your phone, and insert the card into it, making sure you place it in the correct position. Be careful not to touch golden connections on the SIM card during its installation. If the SIM card slot is under the battery, reassemble the phone, and follow manufacturer-specific onscreen instructions to activate 4G and complete the setup process.

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How Do You Activate 4G on a New Phone?
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To activate 4G on Apple products, including iPads and iPhones 5, 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus, go to Settings, choose Mobile Data, and press Enable 4G. To turn on 4G on a Samsung phone, go to Settings, choose More Settings, and select Mobile Networks. After that, press Network Mode, and choose 4G. The phone may also refer to it as LTE or an automatic network selection.

To activate 4G on an HTC device, complete the same steps as you would with a Samsung device, but skip the step in which you have to choose More settings. If you have a Sony device, go to Settings, choose Wireless and Networks, select Mobile Networks, choose Network Mode, and press 4G, LTE or an automatic network selection. For a Nokia device that operates on a Windows Phone 8 system, select Settings, go to Mobile Networks, choose Highest Connection Speed, and select LTE.

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