Lock a device to a band

I want the ability to force my phone onto 5ghz because I get roughly 500kbps when connected in my bed to 2.4ghz versus 80+mbps when on 5ghz.  Signal strength shows full “bars” on both networks but the 2.4 spectrum is too crowded in my area.  My device is an iPhone XR and I have no idea why I end up on the 2.4 band most of the time.  Band steering is on.  My current solution is just to turn off WiFi use cellular.  I would gladly buy more eero pro’s to ensure 5ghz signal strength around my home if I could guarantee my phone would use it!

Please allow band pinning in eero labs, if it didn’t produce a good experience then one can simply turn it off, but right now I have a poor experience that prevents me from recommending this system.

Also I have in the past needed to connect an iot device to the 2.4 ghz band and found that difficult without pinning.

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      txgunlover  I know that my phone is to blame, I set my laptop that never leaves my home to only use 5ghz and it works flawlessly from bed , but the fruit company in Cupertino won’t give me the ability to lock to 5ghz so I am asking for Eero to step in here.  I don’t know if there is a way to make band steering more forceful or for it to attempt to steer more frequently, but those ideas could get me to where I need to be as well.

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