How to Connect to Smart 5G

  • Postpaid
  • Prepaid
Apr 01, 2022


5G technology is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity, offering faster speeds for your digital lifestyle and a more reliable internet connection. 5G is up to 3X faster than LTE/4G and has lower latency similar to a fiber internet connection.

Some examples of the benefits of 5G are the following:

  1. Download a 20-minute episode from Netflix in as fast as 10 seconds.

  2. Experience faster mobile gaming speeds.

  3. Watch your favorite YouTube videos on your device’s maximum mobile resolution without experiencing buffering.

5G service is available to Smart Signature, Smart Postpaid, Smart Infinity, Smart Prepaid, Bro Prepaid and TNT subscribers.

Here’s what you need to get started with Smart 5G:

  1. A 5G-ready SIM

    • All current Smart 4G/LTE SIMs are 5G-ready. You can check if your SIM is 5G- ready by texting SIMCHECK to 5832 for FREE.

      To avail a 5G SIM, visit our Smart Online Store or go to the nearest Smart Store.

  2. A Smart-certified 5G device

  3. Be in an area with a Smart 5G network

    • Check here to know if your area has 5G coverage.

How to enable 5G on your device:

For Android devices:

For iOS devices:

  1. Open Settings

  2. Select Connections

  3. Tap Mobile Networks

  4. Choose the 5G network option

Note: Some Android phones may not have the exact same steps.

  1. Open Settings

  2. Select Cellular

  3. Tap Cellular Data Options

  4. Click Voice & Data

  5. Choose the 5G network option

Note: For iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max users, please upgrade to iOS 14.3 or newer, update Carrier Settings to Smart 45.1 and disable Dual SIM mode by turning off either one SIM card.