The iPhone 12 is one of the first devices in the world to support 5G. While not everyone is going to want to use 5G, or all of the time, Apple makes it easy to turn it off if you don’t need it.
It also uses a Smart Data mode that is designed to balance network speed and battery life. You can customize this settings to suit your needs and optimize the iPhone 12 for your preferences.
How to Turn On
5G is the latest technology to hit the mobile market and is currently available on all Apple devices, including the iPhone 12. It provides a lot of benefits over 4G or LTE, such as lower latency, better speeds, and more efficient use of data.
But it also has some drawbacks, such as less coverage and higher battery drain. The good news is that you can manage how you use 5G on your iPhone 12 to avoid these drawbacks and enjoy the perks of this new network.
First, check if you have access to a 5G network in your area. If you do, you’ll see a 5G icon on the status bar. You might also notice the icons for your carrier’s higher-frequency version of 5G, such as Verizon’s “5G+”, AT&T’s “5G UW” or T-Mobile’s “5G UC”.
Once you know that you have 5G access, you can choose how to use it. Depending on your network and plan, you might be able to switch on a setting that lets you toggle between 5G and LTE as needed for speed or battery savings.
The default option is to turn on “5G Auto.” This setting automatically switches between the two networks depending on your needs, which can save you a lot of time and energy. It’s also an excellent way to save battery life if you travel frequently or are in an area with poor coverage.
You can also switch to “5G On.” This is the most powerful of the three options and allows you to use 5G whenever it’s available, even if it’ll drain your battery faster. It also enables Apple’s Smart Data mode, which helps optimize your data usage by switching to slower LTE connections when available and saving you a lot of data.
How to Turn Off
5G is the latest mobile network connection standard that offers a significantly faster connection than the previous 4G and 3G standards. It is currently available in select areas worldwide and works with iPhone 12, 13, and 14 devices.
While it may seem like 5G is a great option for getting faster data speeds and better battery life, you should be aware that it’s still in its early stages and there are some drawbacks. In particular, 5G isn’t yet capable of providing an ideal solution for balancing speed and battery life, and there are some things that you should keep in mind when using it on your iPhone 12 or any other 5G-compatible device.
Apple has provided iPhone 12 users with a number of options for controlling the way they use their 5G network and it’s very easy to tweak these settings to help you save battery and data allowances. There’s a default option called 5G Auto which will automatically use 5G wherever it’s available, but you can also choose to turn this off if you’re concerned about battery life or want to switch to 4G whenever you don’t need to.
How to Restart
If you have an iPhone 12 that isn’t connecting to 5G cellular data, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue. One of the most common solutions is to restart your phone. While it may seem counterintuitive, it can be a quick and effective way to fix any underlying network issues.
First, make sure you’re not running low on battery power. If you are, turn off your iPhone’s Low Power Mode. This feature reduces the amount of power your iPhone uses to extend its battery life. However, it also disables 5G cellular data except when streaming or downloading large files.
Another possible solution is to turn on Airplane Mode, which temporarily disconnects your phone from cellular networks. This will allow your device to reconnect to the nearest cell tower. If this works, you should see a 5G icon appear in the status bar and be able to connect to the network.
If you’re not having any luck with the above steps, your problem could be deeper than simply a battery or Wi-Fi problem. This could be a carrier or SIM issue that needs to be addressed.
To fix this issue, open Settings and go to Cellular/Mobile Data Network. Tap Reset Network Settings, then tap Reset again to confirm.
How to Contact Your Carrier
You can turn on 5g on an iPhone 12 by contacting your carrier and asking them to activate the feature. They may also provide you with the option to set it up as a roaming mode for international travel.
Alternatively, you can reset your phone’s network settings and see if it helps fix any connectivity issues that aren’t related to your SIM. Resetting your network settings will wipe out all your Wi-Fi networks, cellular data, and VPN settings, so make sure to write down all of these details before resetting them.
To check whether you have an upcoming iOS update, open the Settings app and tap General > About. Next to Carrier, look for a pop-up icon or a version number.
Apple and your wireless carrier regularly release updates to improve the way your phone works with their network. This includes changes to how it handles cellular data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.
If a software update is available, you’ll see an alert that says “Check for Update” and can manually install it. Otherwise, you can wait for it to be automatically pushed.