5G on iPhone is now available with the iOS 16.2 update and here’s everything you need to know.
5G on iPhone is now available with the iOS 16.2 update for users in India. It has been close to 2 months since Airtel and Reliance Jio enabled 5G services for Indian users. While several Android phones already support these 5G networks from day 1, Apple took some time to fine-tune its 5G iPhones to take full advantage of these networks. The iOS 16.2 update enables 5G support, and right after installation, here are a few things you need to do to get the most out of it.
Before that, here are some important things to know.
Which iPhones are getting 5G?
5G services will be available to users of the following iPhone models:
– iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
– iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
– iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
– iPhone SE 3rd generation
What mobile operators support 5G?
Currently, 5G services are available with Airtel and Jio. Airtel 5G is available to all users in those cities that have 5G infrastructure enabled. As for Reliance Jio, you will need to get the invite to enter the trial services for the 5G trial.
5G on iPhones: How to enable it
You need to download the iOS 16.2 update on your 5G-capable iPhone model.
Once downloaded, head over to the Settings app.
Next, open Mobile Data and tap on Mobile Data Options
Touch Voice and data. You can choose between 5G Auto and 5G On. Please note that the 5G On option uses 5G whenever it is available and may reduce battery life. 5G Auto will prioritize battery life and use 5G when you don’t need all the intensive speeds.
Then go back and tap on Data Mode. You can choose Standard mode to allow background updates but limit the quality of FaceTime. Choose “Allow more data on 5G” to prefer 5G over Wi-Fi, which allows for faster download speeds, high-quality media, and faster iCloud backups.