In the event you’re one of many folks courageous sufficient to make use of Google Fi with an iPhone, your expertise is about to get rather a lot higher, as Google introduced on Wednesday which you can lastly use 5G as an alternative of being caught with LTE (via 9to5Google).
In keeping with Google’s documentation, utilizing 5G together with your iPhone requires iOS 16.4, which was released earlier this week. (Although Fi’s 5G help was spotted during the 16.4 beta process.) You additionally should have an iPhone 12 or newer, since older iPhones don’t help 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.” Similar to that, you’ll have entry to T-Cell’s 5G community.
It’s not essentially stunning that it took this lengthy for Fi’s 5G to come back to iPhones. Whereas the service has been available on Apple’s phones since 2018, the expertise has at all times been slightly 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, when you have an iPhone and are excited by utilizing Fi as your major provider (or as a secondary one that you simply activate or off at will) the addition of 5G could make it an excellent higher choice.