There are many settings for 5G in the new iPhones and by default, the iPhone 12 models come with 5G mode enabled. These new settings might be confusing for some users, so here is a guide to show how these settings can be used for a better user experience.
How to change 5G settings in iPhone 12
You can choose between three different options to change the data speed to save the maximum battery on your iPhone 12. To enable them go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options. If you’re using dual SIM then in the Cellular choose the SIM for which you want to change the settings. There are three different options in Voice & Data in Cellular data to choose from, which can affect your battery life. These are:
5G Auto (Smart Data Mode): When 5G speed is not required then it automatically switches to LTE, saving your battery life.
5G On: This option always uses a 5G network when it is available. This can consume more battery life.
LTE: When you enable this mode it will run on the LTE network even when 5G is available.
Data mode settings on 5G network:
These settings in 5G can be used to change the quality of 5G data speed. There are also three different settings that you can change in your iPhone 12. These are:
Allow more data on 5G: This enables a higher data usage on 5G for apps and system tasks. This will provide you with high-quality data such as higher-quality FaceTime, high definition content on Apple TV, Apple Music, and videos, and for the iOS update done using 5G.
This setting also allows third-party apps to use more cellular data for enhanced experiences. This is the default setting with some unlimited-data plans, depending on your carrier. This setting uses more cellular data and also takes more battery life.
Standard: This is generally the default mode that comes with iPhone 12. It uses standard quality settings for FaceTime and videos.
Low Data Mode: This mode can be used to reduce Wi-Fi and data usage by pausing automatic updates and background tasks. This mode can save some battery for your iPhone.
As the iPhone 12 already has a low battery life, these settings can help you to manage the battery on your iPhone for a full day of use.