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How To Turn Off 4G LTE on the Droid Bionic [Video]



The Motorola Droid Bionic is my current favorite Android smartphone because it has snappy performance and blazing fast 4G LTE speeds.

While it is great to have super fast downloads and uploads, the 4G connection is torturous on your Bionic battery life and on your 2GB capped data plan. The tiered data plans may be the Bionic’s Achille’s heel.

In a day of testing out 4G LTE speeds, with tons of video uploading and downloading and use of the device as a mobile hotspot I already went through over 700MB of data.

Check out our Droid Bionic Review for more on the battery life and performance.

How to Turn of 4G LTE on the Droid Bionic

If you want to turn off the 4G connection on the Motorola Droid Bionic to help save battery life or use your data slower, you can do it pretty quickly in the settings.

CDMA LTE ToggleThe video above shows you how to turn off 4G LTE on the Bionic, and the steps are listed below.

  • Go to your Home Screen.
  • Tap Menu.
  • Choose Settings.
  • Pick Wireless & Networking.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap on Mobile networks.
  • Touch Network Mode.
  • Choose CDMA.

If you want to turn 4G LTE back on, just go to the same menu and choose CMDA/LTE. I normally leave 4G LTE on so I can enjoy the speeds it brings, but will turn it off if I am concerned about battery life on a long trip.

Unless you live on the fringe of a 4G LTE market, where your phone might switch back and forth again and again, you can just leave 4G LTE on. If you are in 3G coverage, you won’t use any extra power with the default setting.

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