Apple to roll out 5G software update in December in India

5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December, says Apple

New Delhi: As India rolls out 5G in a phased manner starting with key metro cities, Apple on Wednesday said that 5G on its iPhones in the country will be made available in December.

In a statement to IANS, the tech giant said it is working with its carrier partners in India to create the best 5G experience for iPhone users.

“We are working with our carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed,” the company told IANS.

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“5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December,” Apple added.

Those using iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and iPhone SE (third generation) models will get an upcoming software update on 5G.

Apple does extensive testing with carrier partners to ensure a great experience for iPhone users.

iPhone offers users super-fast downloads and uploads, better streaming, and real-time connectivity with 5G to help them stay in touch, share, and enjoy content.

The support for 5G on iPhone has now extended to over 250 carrier partners in over 70 markets around the world, with expanded support for standalone networks.

5G services in India

Meanwhile, with 5G services having been launched in the country earlier this month, the government convened a meeting of handset manufacturers and telecom service providers to ensure a smooth transition towards the new technology.

Prioritising software upgrade would enable early adoption of 5G in India.

Airtel and Jio have rolled out their 5G services in key metros in a phased manner.

List of cities where Airtel, Jio are going to roll out 5G services in first phase

Airtel is going to roll out 5G services in the following districts in the first phase.

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Chennai
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Hyderabad
  6. Siliguri
  7. Nagpur and
  8. Varanasi

In the first phase, Reliance Jio is going to roll out 5G services in

  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Kolkata, and
  4. Varanasi

How to activate 5G network on smartphone

After company rolls out 5G services in your location, you need to activate 5G network on your smartphone to start enjoying high speed internet.

Following are the steps to activate 5G network

  1. Open settings in mobile phone.
  2. Tap on ‘mobile network’ and select the ‘SIM’ and then tap ‘preferred network type’.
  3. From the list of network types, select 5G to activate the new services.

With inputs from IANS

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