How to peg Motorola Moto G to 3G-only network mode

The Motorola Moto G does not come with a 3G-only network mode. What it allows you to do out of the box is peg to 2G or 3G-preferred. In 3G-Preferred, many users around here find out that their Moto G stays locked on to 2G more often than not. But, there is good news.

Mobilista, Adewuyi Abiola, sent in this tip with which he has been able to peg his Moto G ot 3G-only mode. “Notification Toggle”is an Android app that creates notifications in the Android status bar to let you quickly switch WiFi, Bluetooth, Silent mode, Screen rotation and Flight mode on and off or to adjust the screen brightness, among other things.


After installation, look for the LTE/4G button that it adds to the Android drop-down menu. That button gives you options for a number of network modes, among which is “WCDMA only”, which is what you are looking for. WCDMA is a technical term for 3G. Select that, and your Moto G should lock to 3G.

Notification Toggle Network Modes Moto G

We haven’t tested this here, as our review Moto G has been returned, but do try it out and give us some feedback. If you use other Android smartphones without 3G-only mode built in, do give it a try as well.

Download Notification Toggle for your Moto G.

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6 thoughts on “How to peg Motorola Moto G to 3G-only network mode

  • April 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Yes,, Notification Toggle does that. So also do AntTek Quick Settings, Elixir 2, 1Tap Quick Bar and a couple of other Android apps

  • April 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I will try this on my Nokia X.
    but I have been using this code – *#*#4636#*#* then press “phone info” to display that screen shot up there after which you can select WCDMA ONLY to peg the network to 3G only. This is what I have been using on my Nokia X for over a week now.

    • April 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Well, that particular code and any other USSD codes with such functions had been disabled on the Moto G by default.

  • April 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Thanks to you, I wouldn’t have discovered these apps anytime soon. You seem to have a inning with apps, since symbian days.

    Notification toggle does a cleaner job, Antek Quick Settings is a repeat of the status bar implementation with a few additions. i also hate ads, so I uninstalled it right away.

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