Since 5G became active at the begining of the month the battery life of my Pixel 5 has taken a huge hit. This hit would be livable if the payout in speed and reliability were there as well, but since the technology hasn't quite made it to the level of our expectations yet, I'd rather just go back to LTE for now and go longer between charges.
Which brings me to my question: Is there a way to turn off 5G while on Visible? I know that while using Fi I was able to specify what network type I preferred and that would effectively shut off the 5G radio antenna. That option does not seem to be available under Visible however.
Has anyone else run into this as well? Thanks in advance.
It doesn't appear to be a hardware related issue, as when I have Fi active I do have that option when I got to Settings > Network & internet > Mobile Network > Preferred Network > [5g | LTE | 3g | 2g]. However when Visible is active the Preferred Network option disappears from the menu, so I assume it must be Carrier Services based. Just wondering if anyone else has found a work around or if anyone knows if Visible is likely to allow access to the Preferred Network menu.
Interesting. So it must be some combination of Hardware and Services software. Hmm. Well, I'm curious to see if others with Pixel 5s also are missing this menu option. I know it wasn't there before the 5g upgrade because I had looked for it to make sure it was selected and couldn't find the menu then either.