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How to Get Missing Network Mode on Samsung S22

Cannot find the network mode selection on your Galaxy S22? This guide is for you!
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By default, on SIM unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 devices, should have the network mode for you to use. This feature allows you to switch between different network modes such as 4G, 3G, and 2G, depending on your preference or the strength of the network in your area. 

However, sometimes due to SIM card locks or software glitches, this option can become hidden, leaving you unable to change the network mode.

But don’t worry. In this guide, we’ll walk you through several methods to restore the missing network mode on your Samsung Galaxy S22, regardless of whether your device is SIM locked by popular carriers such as AT&T or T-Mobile, or the issue is caused by the software, we have got you covered!

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Fix 01: Check If Your Device is SIM Locked

The first step in troubleshooting this problem is to check if your device is SIM locked. If you don’t know, a SIM locked phone is restricted to a specific network carrier, which means you cannot use any other SIM card from a different carrier on the device.

In some cases, the network mode option may not be available on SIM locked devices, as the carrier has control over the network settings. This could be the reason why you’re unable to find the network mode on your Galaxy S22.

To verify this, you can contact your carrier’s customer service and ask them if your device is SIM locked. If it is, you can request them to unlock your device. 

Please note that unlocking a device may require you to meet certain conditions set by the carrier, such as completing a specific duration of the contract or paying an unlocking fee. Once your device is unlocked, the network mode option should be available.

But if your device is already SIM Unlocked, then this is not the issue and you can follow the other fixes mentioned below.

Fix 02: Change the SIM Card

Remove the sim

Sometimes, the missing network mode issue can be caused by the SIM card itself. This might be due to the SIM card being faulty, incompatible, or even locked by a specific carrier. Therefore, changing the current SIM card and inserting a working one could potentially resolve the issue.

Here are the step-by-step procedure of changing the SIM card in your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Power off your device.
  2. Locate the SIM card tray: On your Samsung Galaxy S22, the SIM card tray is located on the side of the device. You will see a small hole next to it.
  3. Eject the SIM card tray: Use the SIM card ejector tool (included in your device’s box) and insert it into the hole. Apply a little pressure and the tray should pop out.
  4. Remove the old SIM card: Remove the old SIM card from the tray..
  5. Insert the new SIM card: Place your new SIM card into the tray. Ensure it fits perfectly.
  6. Reinsert the SIM card tray: Once the new SIM card is securely in place, reinsert the tray back into the device.

After changing the SIM card, power on your device and check if the network mode option is now available.

Fix 03: Do a Software Update

If the issue is caused by a system issue, a software update may work to fix it and bring the missing network mode to your Galaxy S22. This is because software updates not only bring new features and improvements but also bug fixes that address various issues in the system.

Therefore, update your Galaxy S22 to the latest version:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Once the software update is complete, check to see if the network mode option has reappeared in the device settings.

Fix 04: Reset Network Settings

It is also possible that the missing network mode on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip caused due to incorrect network settings. If this is the case, resetting the network settings is the solution to your problem. 

It’s important to note that this action will erase all your current network settings, including Wi-Fi networks, mobile data settings, and VPN settings.

Here are the steps to reset network settings:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on General management.
  3. Then, tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Tap on Reset network settings.
Reset network settings
  1. Confirm.

Fix 05: Download the “Hidden Settings” App

Android hidden settings on playstore

If none of the above solutions has worked for you, there’s still another method you can try. This involves downloading a third-party app called “Hidden Settings”, which gives you access to hidden settings on your Samsung Galaxy S22, including the network mode selection.

It’s important to note that while this app can be a lifesaver in many situations, it should be used correctly as misusing the app can lead to unwanted changes in your device’s functionality.

Here’s how you can download and use the “Hidden Settings” app to change network mode:

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. In the search bar, type “Hidden Settings”.
  3. From the search results, select the “Hidden Settings For Android” app.
Android hidden settings app on playstore
  1. Tap on Install to download and install the app on your device.
  2. Once the app is installed, open it.
  3. In the app, navigate to the “Network operator settings” or “Mobile Network” section.
Network operator settings in android hidden settings
  1. Here, you should be able to find and select your preferred network mode.

Wrapping Up

That is it! We hope this guide has helped you in troubleshooting the missing network mode issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22.

If you found this guide helpful, please consider sharing it with friends or colleagues who might be experiencing the same problem. Lastly, if you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be happy to help you!

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