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How to use 5G in iOS 16.1.2?

How to use 5G in iOS 16.1.2

Apple is getting up to speed with the current rising technology, especially in the cellular network area. With 5G now becoming the current trend and all the smartphones giving support to 5G, Apple has also finally come to the race and with the iOS 16, software update iPhones will now be giving support to the 5G. If you are also planning on using 5G on your iPhone running iOS 16.1.2, which was released just a few days ago, then this article is for you. Read along till the end to learn how to use 5G in iOS 16.1.2.

How to use 5G in iOS 16.1.2?

The first and foremost thing you need before using 5G in iOS 16.1.2 is your SIM card should be 5G enabled. Jio and Airtel have already launched a 5G enabled SIM card. You will also need a 5G cellular plan.

  1. Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the mobile data tab.
  3. Click on the network selection option.
  4. If you are on the Jio network, enable the option Automatic.
  5. If you are on the Airtel network, click on 5G Auto or the 5G on option as per your convenience.


  1. Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the mobile data tab.
  3. Click on Mobile data options.
  4. Tap on voice and data.
  5. Select 5G. (you can choose 5G Auto or 5G On from the network selection option.)

When you’re in an area with 5G service for your carrier and your 5G cellular plan is enabled, you’ll see a 5G icon in your iPhone’s status bar.

What is the difference between 5G Auto and 5G on:

When you are using 5G Auto, your device goes into smart data mode. It will automatically switch to a 4G network when the 5G network fluctuates or gives you less speed. This might help you save battery life a little.

When you are using 5G On, it will always use the 5G network and will not shift to the 4G network automatically even when the 5G network is low. This will also reduce battery life.

Which iPhone models will support 5G?

Sadly, not all the iPhone models will get the support of 5G on their device, only a few of the iPhone models are compatible. All the iPhone models that are below the iPhone 12 series will not be supporting 5G on their devices. Below is the list given of all the iPhone models that will support 5G.

  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max.
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max.
  • iPhone SE 2022.

Note: Currently 5G support is ready but there is no 5G network mode available in some regions. Make sure that your region has started giving the 5G network support. As for the confirmed dates, none of the telecom providers has given any information as to when they will roll out the 5G network.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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He is a senior writer at consideringapple.com. Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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