Smartphone applications and features heavily rely on internet connectivity to function properly. Therefore, when purchasing a cellphone, it is essential to consider the availability of 4G and 5G network support. One such smartphone, equipped with a 4G LTE network, is the Samsung Galaxy A13. This device comes with dual SIM card slots that allow simultaneous access to the 4G network. This means that users can use two different operators, such as Telkomsel for SIM 1 and XL for SIM 2, on the same device.
The advantage of using dual SIM cards is that it enables users to switch between networks if one operator’s signal is weak or if the coverage is inadequate in a particular location. This ensures that users always have a stable and reliable network connection. The Samsung A13 is equipped with Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology, which provides fourth generation (4G) internet access. This means that users can connect to the 4G internet network provided by any cellular operator.
Although all cellular operators in Indonesia support 4G, there are still some locations with minimal coverage. In such cases, the signal may switch to 3G or even 2G networks, resulting in slower internet access. In order to overcome this issue, it is possible to lock the 4G network on the Samsung A13 cellphone.
Locking the 4G network on the Samsung Galaxy A13 can be achieved through various methods. Here are three different ways to lock the device to the 4G network:
1. Force LTE Only:
The Samsung A13 comes with the One UI 4.1 operating system based on Android 11. In this latest OS, users can no longer use codes to lock the 4G network. However, there are third-party applications available on the Play Store that can help with this task. One such application is “Force LTE Only (4G/5G)” that supports Android 11 and Android 12. Here are the steps to lock the 4G network using this application:
a. Open the Google Play Store and install the “Force LTE Only (4G/5G)” app.
b. Once installed, open the application, and several network lock methods will be displayed.
c. Choose “Method2” (Android 11+) from the options provided.
d. Look for the “Set Preferred Network Type” option and select “LTE Only”.
Note: If you want to lock the 4G network for SIM 2, tap on the “PhoneIndex” option at the top and select “Phone 1”.
2. Changing Network Mode to 4G Through Settings:
Another way to lock the preferred network to 4G is by accessing the settings menu on the Samsung Galaxy A13. Here are the steps to follow:
a. Open the home screen of the Samsung A13 and tap on “Settings”.
b. Scroll down and tap on “Connections”.
c. Select either SIM 1 or SIM 2, depending on which network you want to lock.
d. Tap on “Network Mode” and choose “4G/3G/2G” (Auto connect).
By following these steps, the internet connection on your Samsung A13 will prioritize the 4G network. Additionally, if your operator supports it, it is advisable to activate Volte (Voice Over LTE) to ensure seamless and high-quality voice calls on 4G networks.
These are the two methods to lock the 4G network on the Samsung Galaxy A13, with or without using an application. By employing these techniques, users residing in areas with weak 4G signals can optimize their internet connectivity and enhance their overall productivity.