When you’re one of many folks courageous sufficient to make use of Google Fi with an iPhone, your expertise is about to get so much higher, as Google introduced on Wednesday you can lastly use 5G as an alternative of being caught with LTE (via 9to5Google).
Based on Google’s documentation, utilizing 5G along with your iPhone requires iOS 16.4, which was released earlier this week. (Although Fi’s 5G assist was spotted during the 16.4 beta process.) You additionally need to have an iPhone 12 or newer, since older iPhones don’t assist 5G. Turning it on after you’ve up to date your telephone is easy, although: go to Settings > Mobile Information Choices > Voice and Information, then choose “5G Auto.” Identical to that, you’ll have entry to T-Cell’s 5G community.
It’s not essentially shocking that it took this lengthy for Fi’s 5G to return to iPhones. Whereas the service has been available on Apple’s phones since 2018, the expertise has at all times been a little bit missing in comparison with utilizing the provider with an Android system. iPhone customers needed to wait years to get Fi’s built-in VPN and eSIM, and it’s important to manually enter MMS settings to get common texting to work proper. Nonetheless, if in case you have an iPhone and are keen on utilizing Fi as your main provider (or as a secondary one that you just activate or off at will) the addition of 5G could make it an excellent higher possibility.