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Change Preferred Network Type Automatic Network Selection Manual Network Selection
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Change Preferred Network Type

For example, if we only have weak or no reception in the 4G network with the realme smartphone, we can select the preferred network type and set it to 3G to still be able to use mobile data and calling services. 

The available options can vary depending on the device model and/or provider. Considering these criteria, we have the choice between the following options:

  • 5G/LTE/3G/2G (Auto)
  • LTE/3G/2G (Auto)
  • 3G/2G (Auto)
  • 2G Only
Android 11 | realme UI 2.0
Step 1: Tap on  Settings
Step 2: Tap on  SIM card & mobile data
Step 3: Choose a  SIM card   (Dual SIM)
Step 4: Tap on  Preferred network type
Step 5: Set the  Preferred network type
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on SIM card & mobile data
  3. Choose a SIM card (Dual SIM)
  4. Tap on Preferred network type
  5. Set the Preferred network type
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Automatic Network Selection

If automatic network selection was disabled on the realme smartphone, for example because the device was abroad or in a cross-network border area, the automatic feature can be reactivated at any time.

In this case, the realme device registers in the default provider's network again.

Android 11 | realme UI 2.0
Step 1: Tap on  Settings
Step 2: Tap on  SIM card & mobile data
Step 3: Choose a  SIM card   (Dual SIM)
Step 4: Tap on  Carrier
Step 5: Turn On  Auto select
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on SIM card & mobile data
  3. Choose a SIM card (Dual SIM)
  4. Tap on Carrier
  5. Turn On Auto select
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Manual Network Selection

If we are in regions with poor reception or at a national border, we can select the network manually, for example, to still be able to make calls without problems in the 2G network or to prevent increased costs due to a third-party network. 

After disabling the automatic network on the realme smartphone, all available provider and third-party networks are displayed for selection.

Android 11 | realme UI 2.0
Step 1: Tap on  Settings
Step 2: Tap on  SIM card & mobile data
Step 3: Choose a  SIM card   (Dual SIM)
Step 4: Tap on  Carrier
Step 5: Turn Off  Auto select
Step 6: Tap on  Off
Step 7: Select an  Available network
  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on SIM card & mobile data
  3. Choose a SIM card (Dual SIM)
  4. Tap on Carrier
  5. Turn Off Auto select
  6. Tap on Off
  7. Select an Available network
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