Apple has launched the option to download iOS software updates utilizing 5G mobile data on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, in accordance with a support document revealed this week.
To obtain iOS updates over 5G, customers must allow the “Allow More Data on 5G” mode within the Settings app below Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Mode. Apple says this mode additionally enables higher-quality video and FaceTime calls and allows third-party apps to make use of more mobile data for enhanced experiences when connected to 5G networks.
According to an internal Verizon document, the ability to obtain iOS updates over cellular is limited to 5G iPhones with the “Allow More Data on 5G” mode enabled. On all previous-generation iPhones, and on iPhone 12 models which can be connected to an LTE network, downloading iOS updates will nonetheless require a Wi-Fi connection.
Apple‘s support document additionally confirms that when using iPhone 12 models in Dual SIM mode, 5G isn’t supported on either line, except in China. Apple plans to allow 5G in the Dual SIM model in different countries later this year.