Not many things are as frustrating as a failed Internet connection. Our lives depend on Wi-Fi today because our work almost always revolves around it. Also, our personal lives are all over social media! So, when we lose that connection, it is quite obvious that we will get cranky. It is also not enough to be connected. We need fast internet because a slow connection is just as bad as no connection.
We are positive that this is your story right now as you are unable to figure out how to enable 5 GHz Wi-Fi on Android. In this article, we will help you with just that so that you connect quickly and seamlessly to the Internet.
What’s the fuss about 5 GHz?
If the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi is connecting, shouldn’t you be happy about it? Why do you need 5 GHz? The answer is simple – speed! Individuals who have used both connections can vouch for the fact that 5 GHz is faster than 2.4 GHz. So, if your device supports both, why not choose the faster one? That’s the fuss!
How to enable 5 GHz Wi-Fi on Android
If you have a dual-band device and yet, you are unable to connect to the 5 GHz band, we urge you to follow the steps below:
1. Open the Wi-Fi settings. You can go to General Settings to find this option, or you can press & hold the Wi-Fi icon in the notification bar.
2. Go to Advanced Settings. In a few devices, the name may be Additional Settings.
3. Scroll a little, and you will see the Wi-Fi frequency. You should be able to see both options. Choose to connect to either automatically.
You are done!
What if it doesn’t show 5 GHz frequency?
There are three popular reasons why this happens. We shall talk about all of them now to remove all confusion.
1. You don’t have a dual-band phone: Older Android phones only support 2.4 GHz and not 5 GHz. So, it is important that you check whether your phone supports both frequencies.
2. You are out of range: 5 GHz is fast, but there’s a downside to it. It has a low range. This means that if you are too far away from the router, the frequency may not reach your Android phone. Try changing your location (by moving closer to the router) and see if that helps. Disabling Wi-Fi screening may also help in this case.
3. The internet is not working: We often skip this, but it is a real issue. Maybe the connection is down. Check the connectivity, strength, and speed on other devices to be sure.
Sometimes, restarting your phone can help catch the signal. Other times, it is due to an update. In this case, you will have to wait for a new update to remove the bug. Complaining about it could help. If nothing works, there may be a more serious problem. Speak to a professional and see if you can get to the root of the problem.
We hope our guide helps you. If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch through comments.