Apple’s latest flagship smartphones in the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Mac are all capable of establishing a 5G connection. This means that if your carrier has 5G coverage where you live or work, then you should see both reliable speeds as well as an overall faster connection. But this hasn’t exactly been the case. Indeed you may have already found your iPhone 12 constantly switching back and forth between LTE and 5G and also refusing to send messages or indeed refreshing your favorite app.
5G is still relatively new and so are the new iPhones hence these problems aren’t too surprising. Thankfully enough though, Apple has given you control over your phone’s 5G connection. With the aid of just a few taps, you can have the ability to disable the new feature, or indeed tailor how or when it’s brought into use so as to do stuff such as download updates.
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In a more clear manner : the tech giant has proceeded on to build a new Smart Data feature into the iPhone 12’s software which only goes on go use a 5G connection when you’re doing something which actually requires that – like perhaps streaming a video or indeed playing a game on a cellular connection. The ultimate goal of making a switch between LTE and 5G is in order to prolong the battery life. And hence the battery life reduction that you may end up experiencing might just in fact be negligible in nature.
With that said though, if you don’t want or need your iPhone device to connect to a 5G network, then all you need to do is disable 5G. For this, all that you need to do is open settings, and from there go to cellular data options. From there, go to voice and data and tap LTE. Following this procedure, your phone will turn off its LTE connection.