Apple rolls out iOS 16.2 with 5G network support for iPhones


Apple has started rolling out its iOS 16.2 software update to enable 5G services on supported iPhones. The update brings several new and improved features to the iPhones.

Follow the steps below to update the iPhone:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings
  • Step 2: Inside Settings, tap on General
  • Step 3: Click on Software Update and tap on Download and Install option
  • Step 4: Agree to the Terms of Service and your device will be updated to the latest iOS

After the update users will be able to see the following 5G options in network settings.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings and click on Mobile Data
  • Step 2: Tap on Mobile Data Options, then tap on Voice & Data
  • Step 3: Inside Voice & Data, there are three options – 4G On, 5G On and 5G Auto
  • Step 4: Select 5G On or 5G Auto to enable 5G service on iPhone

Other iOS 16.2 Features

  1. Apple’s new Advanced Data Protection will expand end-to-end encryption to additional iCloud data categories.
  2. iOS 16.2 also adds support for an updated Home app architecture that Apple claims will bring faster and more reliable performance in homes with a lot of smart accessories.
  3. You can also disable wallpaper and notifications when the Always-on display feature is enabled.
  4. AirDrop is now going to be restricted to Contacts Only by default, rather than everyone.