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    Default How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    It has the WCDMA only and GSM only option. But no LTE only option. Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zef05 View Post
    It has the WCDMA only and GSM only option. But no LTE only option. Help!

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    I don't think any phone right now has a LTE only mode. Reason being incase you aren't in a LTE area you can still get service.

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    Too bad.
    The constant change from 4g to 3g is draining my batter.

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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    That's why I usually just keep my phone in 3G mode until I need to browse or use navigation. Then it's 4G all the way.

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    Thankfully, Verizon has my area on 4g lockdown, so I'm happy to avoid that 3g/ 4g issue. I could see how it would effect your battery because when I had the HTC Thunderbolt, 4g was in its infancy and not widespread. My battery was gobbled up quickly.

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    Can't do voice over LTE.
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    Yep. Pretty much what everyone else here has said. It's going to bounce back and forth if the 4G LTE signal is weak. Bummer for now, but hopefully they turn up the juice to your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zef05 View Post
    Too bad.
    The constant change from 4g to 3g is draining my batter.

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    That's a carrier issue than not your phone. If it's bouncing back and forth that's due to a weak 4g signal. If you could lock onto the 4g signal only your battery would plummet more since it sounds like a super weak signal already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    That's a carrier issue than not your phone. If it's bouncing back and forth that's due to a weak 4g signal. If you could lock onto the 4g signal only your battery would plummet more since it sounds like a super weak signal already.

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    Yeah. Usually 1 bar. But still. It's faster. Haha. I usually download big files while at work. But guess I'm stuck with 3g for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zef05 View Post
    Yeah. Usually 1 bar. But still. It's faster. Haha. I usually download big files while at work. But guess I'm stuck with 3g for now.

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    What carrier? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    What carrier? Just curious.

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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    hey here is an app you can use to lock the note 3 to lte only its called "Advanced Signal Status" i use it on my Note 3 https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gnalinfo&hl=en
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian7751 View Post
    hey here is an app you can use to lock the note 3 to lte only its called "Advanced Signal Status" i use it on my Note 3 https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gnalinfo&hl=en
    That's the best network app so far.
    Thanks a bunch!

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    your welcome im glad i could help
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    Brian how do you actually use the app to lock to LTE? Thanks!
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    The app works.. go into advanced info then device lte only
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    yes go to advanced info at bottom then phone info and on the drop box in the middle of the page it will say lte only but if i recall when you are on lte you cant make or receive calls but you can text and receive texts im not 100% sure though
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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    I'm on AT&T and when I dial *#*#4636#*#* it will open a hidden menu testing. Click on device information there you can change to LTE only.
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    dear

    this code *#*#4636#*#* is not working on Note III

    any one can help us to change the network to LTE via a secret codes of Samsung
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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nihad Fuad Zangana View Post
    dear

    this code *#*#4636#*#* is not working on Note III

    any one can help us to change the network to LTE via a secret codes of Samsung
    The app posted above will work, though you may need root as Samsung blocked access to that menu on some of their phones after update

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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    really, that sucks on my droid maxx on kit kat it still works,though i heard it doesnt work on the lg g2 either
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    Hi brian , can you possibly help with my note3 (samsung) cant activate signal
    thanks
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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    you can just type *#2263# .. from there you will access the service mode and you can choose LTE/4G signal only

    works for S4, Note 3.. (not tried in S3, never got the chance to hold one)

    -GGG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolai Jov Mendoza View Post
    you can just type *#2263# .. from there you will access the service mode and you can choose LTE/4G signal only

    works for S4, Note 3.. (not tried in S3, never got the chance to hold one)

    -GGG
    This is blocked in some Note 3 variants. You can also use the advanced signal status app which takes you to the same menu. But it was blocked after the aws update on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I would have to root to get to it now

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    Default Re: How to lock Note 3 to LTE/4g signal?

    Wow...no one seems to have caught on to the fact that it's not the switching from LTE to 3G that's eating battery; it's LTE itself. Might help if you researched that 1st.

    LTE drains battery at a good 35% faster rate than 3G/ H+/ HSPA. That's a fact, not a guess. So why would anyone actually want to "lock on" to LTE only??
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