Motorola has launched several 5G smartphones in different price segments in the last few months. Many users find it difficult to enable 5G on Motorola phones. This can be annoying for avid users who want to try 5G in a place where telcos like Airtel and Jio have rolled out 5G services. In this guide, we’ll give you a step-by-step process to activate 5G on your Moto smartphone and we’ll also explain why you can’t find 5G settings.
How to Activate 5G on Motorola Smartphones
For this, you need to update your Motorola smartphone to the latest OTA update. This applies to most Moto 5G phones launching in 2022. The upcoming Motorola 5G smartphone may have the required 5G update pre-installed. Either way, you need to enable 5G manually.
Enable 5G update on Motorola phone
Now regardless of whether Motorola has released the 5G update for your smartphone or not, here’s how to check the availability of the 5G option and activate it from there.
- Open the ‘Settings’ app on your Moto phone
- Select the top option ‘Network & Internet’
- From here select ‘Mobile Network’
- Now scroll down a bit and tap on ‘Preferred Network Type’
- If you see the ‘5G’ option, enable it and you’re good to go
If you’re not getting 5G on your preferred network type, check that your Motorola phone is 5G enabled and has the latest update installed.
How to Check for 5G Software Update on Motorola Smartphone
- Go to the ‘Settings’ app
- Scroll down to the ‘System Updates’ section
- Next tap on ‘Check for updates’
- If any update is available, start downloading the update
- Once the update is downloaded, you can install it to boot into the latest software version
If you don’t see the 5G update, chances are your Motorola smartphone hasn’t received it yet. The OEM is rolling out the update in stages. You can check when your 5G smartphone will receive the update in the table below.
Compatible Moto 5G phones
Following are the 5G-compatible Motorola phones in India.
|Model||5G software update rollout||SA (Jeo)||NSA (Airtel & Vi)|
|Moto Edge 30 Ultra||10/10/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto Edge 30 Fusion||11/10/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto g62 5G||25/10/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto g82 5G||25/10/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto Edge 30||25/10/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto g71 5G||25/10/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto Edge 30 Pro||5/11/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto g51 5G||5/11/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto Edge 20 Pro||5/11/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto Edge 20||5/11/2022||Yes||Yes|
|Moto Edge 20 Fusion||5/11/2022||Yes||Yes|
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you not getting 5G network settings?
Even if you have a 5G-compatible Motorola smartphone, chances are you won’t see any 5G option in the network settings. This is because Motorola has not yet released a software update that will enable 5G for your smartphone. Keep a tab on the official announcements from Motorola to know when the 5G OTA update will be available for your smartphone.
Why is there no 5G signal even after updating the phone?
Getting 5G signals depends on various factors like availability of 5G at your exact location, proximity to network towers and presence of various obstacles that may interfere with network connectivity. Try to actually go to a place where there are 5G signals in your area. This can be checked using the ‘Map’ feature of the Ookla Speedtest app.