Apple iOS 16.2 5G Update: With the 5G update, the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 series will be able to support 5G beta services offered by Airtel and Reliance Jio in all metros and major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Chennai. , Hyderabad, Kolkata, and more across India.

Apple iOS 16.2 5G Update

Apple has started rolling out the iOS 16.2 software update that enables 5G service on supported iPhones. In addition to 5G connectivity, the iPhone update brings several new and improved features. This update is available for iPhones compatible with iOS 16, including iPhone 8 and later, and iPhone SE (3rd generation).

The US-based tech giant “will be working closely with its Indian carrier partners to deliver the best 5G experience for iPhone users once the network validation and quality and performance tests are complete.”

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iPhone offers users blazing-fast downloads and uploads, better streaming, and real-time 5G connectivity so you can stay connected, share, and enjoy. 5G support on iPhone has been expanded to over 250 carrier partners in over 70 markets worldwide, with expanded support for standalone networks.

Here is the list of all 5G-compatible iPhones

  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

5G Carriers currently offering 5G in India

  • Airtel
  • Jio

Some other new features:

End-to-end iCloud encryption in iOS 16.2 is called “Advanced Data Protection” and is a step forward in protecting user data such as notes, iCloud backups, and photos. iOS 16.2 introduces the new Freeform, a collaboration app that lets you discuss layouts in one place. For karaoke fans, Apple Music got its own karaoke mode in the update. It includes real-time lyrics and the ability to adjust the volume of the voice so that the singer can be heard better.

India will launch its 5G service on October 1. I was. The tech giant has promised to roll out the update by December, shortly after the Indian government urged Apple and other smartphone players to enable 5G services on their smartphones. 5G support was only enabled in the beta update originally released in early November.

How to switch to 5G on your iPhone?

Step 1
Go to settings
Step 2
Click on General
Step 3
Click on Software Update, and install iOS 16.2
Step 4
Once your iPhone has installed iOS 16.2 and rebooted. Click on Settings
Step 5
Click on Mobile data
Step 6
Click on Mobile Data Options
Step 7
Click on Voice & Data
Step 8
Here you should see three options. 5G ON, 5G Auto, LTE
Step 9
Click on “5G Auto” as it will use 5G when required and not all the time.


While the 5G On will lock you to the 5G network, Auto mode lets the phone dynamically switch between the 4G and 5G networks based on availability.

Also Read | iOS 16.2 release date, supported devices, country releases

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