The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are the first iPhones to come with 5G connectivity, and they have several new 5G settings that you should be aware of. When launching the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro by default, 5G auto mode is on, which only turns on 5G data when battery life is not depleted. You can turn off this mode so that your iPhone always uses 5G, and there are also data modes that you can choose from. This way you can understand the new settings and their meanings.
Permanently turn on 5G mode or enable 4G
Getting to your phone settings may seem a little different depending on your carrier, but these general steps are useful for accessing your voice and data settings.
Select the cellular plan or cellular data option.
Click on voice and data.
From the voice and data menu you will see three options: 5G on, 5G Auto and LTE.
By selecting the 5G Auto option, the default settings only use 5G when it does not significantly reduce battery life.
This seems to be Apple’s Data saver mode, which is used to move the iPhone to LTE connection if 5G speed is not required. For example, when your iPhone is updating in the background, it uses LTE because the speed above Not too much. But in cases where internet speed is important, such as downloading a movie, it connects to 5G.
The 5G on option ensures that your iPhone is constantly using the 5G network, and the LTE option disables 5G connectivity.