Android users in India are now enjoying high-speed 5G services on their devices. Apple also has introduced support for 5G in its devices. iPhone models can receive 5G networks in select cities though not all models are eligible. If you have the latest iPhone models or those in the iPhone 12 and SE lineup, you will get it. If you are unsure about ways to enable 5G service on your iPhone, we will show you how!
Way to enable 5G on iPhones
You can buy Apple iPhone 12 and later versions to get 5G network coverage in India nowadays. It will also be necessary to update the device to iOS 16.2 to get 5G coverage by telecom operators like Jio and Airtel.
iOS 16.2 update process
Run the ‘Settings’ app on the iPhone 5G device.
Select ‘General’> ‘Software Update’ option.
You get the option to choose iOS 16.2 update.
Tap on ‘Download & Install’.
Tap on ‘Install’.
Ensure the device battery is at least 80% charged when you download the update.
Way to enable 5G on an iPhone
After installing iOS 16.2 update on your apple iPhone 5G, here is what you have to do.
Run the ‘Settings’ app.
Select ‘Cellular’> ‘Cellular Data Options’.
Choose ‘Voice & Data’> ‘5G Auto’.
As the 5G compatible iphones catch 5G signals, a symbol will appear in the status bar.
What are the 5G compatible iPhones?
Here are 5G compatible iPhones in India:
- iPhone 15 series
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone SE 2022
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
5G plans and speed of Jio, Airtel networks
Jio and Airtel offer 5G networks in selected areas in India but they have not unveiled 5G plans yet. Now, they are offering 5G to users on their existing 4G pack plans. Jio users can use the MyJio app to enable 5G. Airtel users can start accessing the service normally.
As for the 5G network speed, Jio claims up to 1Gbps+ download speed and Airtel says users will get 20 to 30 times of 4G network speed.