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    Selecting cellular networks

    Your device supports the use of up to three different networks at the same time. You can select from the following network mode combinations:

    • One WCDMA network
    • One GSM network
    • One WCDMA and one GSM network
    • One LTE One WCDMA and one GSM network

    Your device automatically switches between cellphone networks depending on which cellphone networks are available where you are. You can also manually set your device to use a particular cellular network mode, like WCDMA or GSM. If you are using a Dual SIM device, this applies to each SIM card.

    Different status icons are displayed in the status bar depending on the type or mode of network that you are connected to. Refer to Status icons to see what the different status icons look like.

    Only SIM card slot 1 (the lower SIM card slot) supports the use of an LTE-enabled SIM card.

    To select a network mode

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network.
    2. Dual SIM users, select a SIM card.
    3. Tap Advanced > Preferred network type, then select a network mode.

    To select another network manually

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network.
    2. Dual SIM users, select a SIM card.
    3. Tap Advanced > Automatically select network switch to disable, then tap Network.
    4. Select a network.

    If you select a network manually, your device will not search for other networks, even if you move out of range of the manually selected network.

    To activate automatic network selection

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network.
    2. Dual SIM users, select a SIM card.
    3. Tap Advanced, then tap the Automatically select network switch to enable.
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