Available has just revealed the launch of official 5G support on its iPhones in India. The service has started from Tuesday night, December 13, for subscribers with Airtel and Jio connections. With the launch of iOS 16.2, iPhone users in India will also be able to take advantage of the 5G network in areas where coverage is available.
All the iPhone models launched in 2020 or later will be activated for 5G support. iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14 families and the latest iPhone SE model are included in this list. If you are using a 4G sim and have a data plan you don’t have to change anything, because Jio and Airtel SIMs are compatible. See the full list of 5G-enabled iPhone models below:
● 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 Plus
● iPhone 14 Pro
● iPhone 14 Pro Max
● iPhone SE (2022)
How To Activate 5G On iPhone In India?
To activate 5G on your iPhone you have to go to the settings app and tap General, and then Software Update. It will show you the option to download iOS 16.2. Accept their terms and conditions and then start downloading the update. Installation will automatically start after the completion of the download.
After the installation your phone will restart. The new 5G status icon may appear in the notification area (if you hadn’t activated the wifi). If it does not do so, you can go to the settings and tap Cellular > Cellular Data. If there are two active SIMs in your phone, you have to choose any one SIM through which you want to use the 5G network.
However, you can leave it with Auto mode enabled, which is a default setting on your iPhone. This way your iPhone will dynamically regulate your network and save your battery power. In this way, your iPhone will switch to 4G LTE if you are doing something which doesn’t require too much power. As 4G LTE consumes less battery than 5G.
If you switch to 5G On under Cellular Data setting, it will force your device to always use the 5G network when it is available. On the other hand, if you select the 4G network, it will ignore 5g and start using 4G LTE network, but will provide your iPhone with a longer battery life.