How to Check Frequency Band on Your Android Phone

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you experiencing slow internet speeds on your Android phone? One possible reason for this could be that your device is not connected to the right frequency band.

Checking the frequency band on your Android phone can help you troubleshoot connectivity issues and ensure that you are using the optimal network for better performance. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to check the frequency band on your Android phone.

Step 1: Open the Settings

To begin, unlock your Android phone and navigate to the Settings app. You can usually find this app in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Find and Select ‘Network & Internet’

In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for an option called Network & Internet. This option might have a different name depending on your device’s manufacturer or Android version.


If you are unable to locate ‘Network & Internet’ directly, try looking for ‘Wireless & Networks’, ‘Connections’, or a similar category that deals with network-related settings.

Step 3: Access ‘Mobile Network’

In the Network & Internet settings, find and tap on Mobile Network. This option is usually located near other connectivity settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.

Step 4: Check Preferred Network Type

Within the Mobile Network settings, you should see an option called Preferred Network Type. Tap on it to access further details about your network connection.


The exact wording of the Preferred Network Type option may vary on different Android devices. It can be referred to as ‘Network Mode’, ‘Cellular Network’, or something similar.

Step 5: Identify the Frequency Band

In the Preferred Network Type settings, you will find a list of available network modes or frequency bands that your Android phone supports. The frequency bands typically include options like 2G, 3G, 4G, or LTE.

  • 2G: This is the oldest and slowest network technology.
  • 3G: A faster network technology compared to 2G but slower than 4G/LTE.
  • 4G/LTE: The latest and fastest network technology available for most Android phones today.

You can identify the frequency band your phone is currently using by looking for the selected option in the list. The selected option will be highlighted or marked somehow (e.g., with a dot or checkmark).


If you are experiencing slow internet speeds, ensure that your phone is connected to a higher speed network like 4G/LTE instead of older technologies like 2G or 3G.


You have successfully checked the frequency band on your Android phone. By identifying and selecting the appropriate network mode, you can optimize your device’s connectivity and enjoy faster internet speeds.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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