Android Tip: Turn off 4G LTE on the Motorola Droid Bionic

One thing that is certain about 4G LTE service on phones is that it drains the battery. You can preserve your battery by turning off 4G service if you really don’t have any use for it. What’s the point of using 4G LTE when you are in an area with fast Wi-Fi? What about if you live in an area where 4G LTE service isn’t available yet?

There’s no need for you to drain the battery on your new Motorola Droid Bionic by making the phone connect to the 4G LTE network if it’s not needed. Here is how you stop the phone from searching for 4G service. Once this is done, the Bionic will only connect to the 3G network, which will end up saving the juice in your battery.

How to turn off 4G LTE on the Motorola Droid Bionic

  1. Push the menu button on your phone to bring up the menu
  2. Click on “settings” to bring up the phone’s settings options
  3. In the settings scree, lick on “Wireless & networks” to bring up the wireless and network settings
  4. In the Wireless & networks screen, scroll to the bottom of the list and click “Mobile networks”
  5. In the Mobile network settings screen, click on “Network Mode” and then select “CDMA only” as your preferred network mode

Doing this will turn off 4G LTE on your phone, which will help your phone’s battery life. If you ever need to turn it back on, simply go through the steps and in the end, select CDMA/LTE as the preferred network mode. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts for doing this on the Droid Bionic. I’m sure that an app will be available in the market soon that will make this an easy process. Until then, this is the easiest way.

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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