How to activate LTE on your mobile device

Steps to activate LTE use for faster data speeds

Usually LTE is enabled by default on devices. Sometimes it can be turned off when travelling internationally, troubleshooting or even simply accidentally changing the setting.

How to enable LTE on an Apple device

To enable LTE on an iPhone or an iPad running iOS 10.3 and later:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Cellular
  3. Select Cellular data options
  4. Select Voice & Data
  5. Select LTE, VoLTE on

How to enable LTE on an Android device

On Android, the settings vary slightly from one model to another and to one Android operating system to another. Below you will find the most common settings found to enable LTE.

OEMModelOS versionPath
BlackBerryKEY2 LEAndroid 8.1.0Settings > Network & internet > Cellular networks > Preferred network type > Select LTE/WCDMA/GSM
GooglePixel 4Android 10Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Preferred network type > Select LTE (recommended)
HuaweiP30Android 10Settings > Mobile network > Mobile data > Preferred network mode > Select LTE/WCDMA/GSM auto
LGG8X ThinQAndroid 9.0Settings > Network & internet > Mobile networks > Network mode > Select GSM / WCDMA / LTE auto
MotoG7 PlayAndroid 9.0Settings > Network & internet > Mobile network > Advanced > Preferred network type > Select LTE (recommended)
SamsungGalaxy A71Android 10Settings > Connections > Mobile networks > Network mode > Select LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect)

Alternatively or if none of these options apply to you, visit the Mobility support section for self-serve emulators/simulators to explain how to enable LTE.


  1. Select your OEM and device model
  2. Select Go to my device
  3. Select Wi-Fi, data and connected devices
  4. Select Accessing mobile network settings
  5. Follow the instructions on the simulator to enable LTE

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