Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
end of navigation menu
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Why do I still see the 4g LTE Indicator when I am on wi-fi?
zmetman62
Member

The 4g LTE indicator on my new Galaxy S6 does not disappear when I am on wifi as it did on my Galaxy S3.  Is there a way to fix this?

Labels (1)
0 Likes
1 Solution

Correct Answers
Re: 4g LTE Indicator does not shut off
Snn5
Sr. Leader

It will remain visible due to needing a network of data to send/receive MMS.  It also acts as an indicator to show what type network coverage you are on.

View solution in original post

Re: 4g LTE Indicator does not shut off
Snn5
Sr. Leader

It will remain visible due to needing a network of data to send/receive MMS.  It also acts as an indicator to show what type network coverage you are on.

Re: 4g LTE Indicator does not shut off
dm591
Member

Yeah I noticed this as well, coming from an S3.  It does stay on but really doesn't use data UNLESS you have the Download Booster enabled.  Under settings, wireless and networks, more, download booster.

0 Likes
Re: 4g LTE Indicator does not shut off
TheNatural
Novice

It's more cosmetic than anything, I have the same phone....plus a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. My Note 3 will grey out 4G if I'm connected to Wifi. My Galaxy S6 actually did grey out 4G for one day over the course of 3 hours and then came back. As long as the up and down arrows under the 4G symbol don't come up then your 4G mobile data is not in use. Even when connected to Wifi, your picture and video messages will go over the Verizon network because it is a network function and uses data....but not from your data plan if you have unlimited text. I'm sure Samsung will correct this in a later software update. You've got nothing to worry about.....

0 Likes