Apple's been working on its own cellular model technology for years now, but the first iPhone model with an Apple-designed 5G modem shouldn't be expected before 2023 at the earliest.
Have you ever been worried about running out of mobile data on your iPhone when travelling? Maybe you don't have an unlimited internet plan at home or on your mobile device, and want to limit the data usage. Luckily, iOS features a Low Data mode that will do just that. It'll help limit your internet usage on cellular, and Wi-Fi. You can also use the feature to make sure that you don't blow through your data plan if you're sharing data over a personal hotspot.
It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.
Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.
Right out of the box, iPhone and iPad users are able to choose which apps can and can’t use cellular data. This can be particularly helpful for those who might be subscribed to capped data plans with their cellular providers since it’s easy to blow through a couple of gigabytes with certain apps.
Oddly enough, neither of the aforementioned devices offer a way to choose which apps can and can’t use Wi-Fi networks, which seems like a no-brained given that even some home Wi-Fi plans have data caps. With that in mind, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Conditional by iOS developer daniel seems like it could be useful for anyone under this umbrella.
I’ve been a loyal AT&T customer for the better part of a decade now, and while I’ve definitely experimented with other carriers in my area – Sprint and even Verizon – I always found myself happier with the AT&T experience and crawled right back before my old and grandfathered plan lapsed.
However, while AT&T certainly takes the lead for cellular data speeds in my area, coverage is one attribute that it lags behind in, especially in the more rural parts. That’s why I decided to try something new: Google Fi for iPhone.
If you’re in a location with poor cellular service or none at all, but can connect to Wi-Fi, consider using it for calls on your iPhone. Once enabled, you can make and receive calls without worrying about the cell signal.
Here, we’ll show you what you need to know before you use Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone and how to enable it for your iPhone and other devices.
Apple has begun to lay the groundwork for bringing its secure Face ID biometric authentication from the iPhone and iPad to the Mac platform. Also, software support for integrating cellular connectivity could be part of the company's plan to give its loyal Mac following what it wants.
More and more people who own an iPhone 12 have taken to user forums and social media to complain of problems with cellular coverage — specifically, dropped 5G and LTE connectivity.
Apple is thought to have been working on its own cellular modem for years now. The company is reportedly ready to introduce it in the iPhone and iPad Pro models to be released next year.
Apple Watch models with cellular connectivity will soon hit Belgium, an 11.5 million people market in Europe, for the first time since the wearable gained LTE connectivity three years ago.
By default, your iPhone uses the Smart Data mode feature in iOS to ensure that 5G data (and voice) are used only when doing so provides a noticeably better experience. You can manage your 5G settings if you'd like to manually optimize 5G networking on the handset. In this post, you’ll learn how to optimize 5G on your iPhone for either speed or power consumption.
Apple allows you to control whether things like iOS software updates or TV shows and movies should take full advantage of 5G cellular data on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Follow along with us as we show you how to control whether FaceTime, TV, Music and third-party apps should use more cellular data for enhanced experiences or reduce their cellular data consumption.