Change Preferred Network Mode on HTC One M8

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to change the preferred network mode on an HTC One M8.


Steps

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    To begin, let's turn the phone on by pressing the Power button located on top of the phone.
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    Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and hold down until the two lock icons appear at the bottom. Then swipe up.
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    Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the Home screen, and at the bottom of the screen we will see several icons. We now need to find the Settings menu, and to do that, we can swipe the Notification panel down.
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    We need to press down at the top of the screen, hold down, then swipe down.
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    As we can see, this has brought up our Notification panel.
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    We are looking for the icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen. It is a white cog icon. This is our Settings icon.
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    Press down on that icon, and it will open up the "Settings" menu. It says the word "Settings" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
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    We want to be in the first section. It says "WIRELESS & NETWORKS" in the gray bar.
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    Next, we want the option that says "Mobile data". It is both an option and a menu.
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    There is the "Mobile data" icon, which is two green arrows, one pointing up and one pointing down.
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    Press down on the words "Mobile data", and it will take us into those settings.
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    We want the option that says "Slot 1 network". "Slot 2 network" is currently not available on this phone because there's only one SD card inserted into our HTC One M8. If you have a dual SIM and are using both slots, both Slot 1 and Slot 2 will be available. Then you'll need to choose which network and slot to use or edit.
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    For now, we'll choose the only option we have, so press down on that.
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    Now, we see some more options, and we want the middle one that says "Network mode".
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    If we press down on this option, it will bring up our options for that.
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    This is our "Preferred network mode". At the top it says, "3G only". Going down from there, it says, "2G", "2G/3G auto", and "2G/3G/4G auto". These are the different options. We can either allow the phone to automatically decide the best network mode, or we can choose from 3G or 2G only. The reasons for doing this is just to take more control over what we can do. Some different networks require more memory, more battery, or more information. Some are limited, and we won't be able to send certain images, file sizes, or a certain quality. This may be related to the data plan and things of this nature. It's easier for us to work only in one network mode, and this gives us the option to customize those choices.
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    For example, if we wanted to work in 3G only, and we prefer our network mode to be 3G only, we'll just press down on that option.
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    This will take us out of that menu, and we will see that it has changed to "3G only" under "Network mode".
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    To edit that choice, press down on that section again to bring up the "Preferred network mode" options.
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    Again, make a choice by pressing down on it. We'll pick 2G/3G/4G auto this time.
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    Now, it has changed the option back to 2G/3G/4G auto.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to change the preferred network mode on an HTC One M8. If you have any questions or comments about this video or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them for you.
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Questions and Answers

My HTC one M8 does not show network mode option. What can I do?

I bought HTC One M8 in the U.S. I am using 4G SIM. My HTC one M8 does not show network mode option. What can I do?

  • Check if you put your SIM card into the second slot by mistake if you are using an HTC One M8 Dual SIM phone.
  • You can also dial *#*#4636#*#* and look up "Set preferred network type" there. You can tap the drop-down menu and select the network type.
  • If you are sure that the SIM is in the correct slot (or there is only one slot) and the code does nothing, then you might want to try to hard-reset the phone if you are willing to risk losing data: press the home button, swipe down from the top, tap on the settings wheel icon. Tap on "Backup & reset" and "Reset phone" and confirm the action.
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