iPhone 12 and Above Get 5G Support in India With iOS 16.2 Update

The iOS 16.2 update also enables support for satellite connectivity on the iPhone 14 series.


Apple has started rolling out iOS 16.2 update for eligible iPhones. The iOS 16.2 update finally enables 5G support on the iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 series, and iPhone 14 series. Alongside 5G support, iOS 16.2 also enables support for satellite connectivity on the iPhone 14 series.

After installing the iOS 16.2 update, iPhone users can also use the Freeform app which was introduced at WWDC this year. Apart from these changes, the iOS 16.2 update also brings with it several improvements and bug fixes. Let us take a closer look at the details.

Also read: iPhone 14 Pro Review: The Best iPhone You Can Buy This Year

List of Eligible Models and How To Enable 5G on iPhones

After installing the iOS 16.2 update on your iPhone, users can head over to Settings -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Voice and Data. Users who are using more than one SIM card on their device should find Voice and Data option under the Settings -> Mobile Data -> SIMs. The below-mentioned iPhone models are now 5G enabled in India.

  • iPhone SE (3rd Generation)
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Also read: iPhone 14 Plus Long-Term Review: The iPhone That Can Kill Your Low-Battery Anxiety

Apple iOS 16.2 Changelogs and Features

Apple iOS 16.2 brings with it the Freeform app which is a new collaborative app that works on Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Apple has also added external display support on iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 11, and iPad Air. Apart from it, Apple has incorporated several improvements and big fixes in with the iOS 16.2. Take a look at the official changelogs.


  • Freeform is a new app for working creatively with friends or colleagues on Mac, iPad and iPhone
  • A flexible canvas lets you add files, images, stickies and more
  • Drawing tools let you sketch anywhere on the canvas with your finger or Apple Pencil

Stage Manager

  • External display support with resolutions up to 6K available on iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation and later), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation and later) and iPad Air (5th generation)
  • Drag and drop files and windows from your compatible device to your connected display, and vice versa
  • Support for using up to 4 apps on the iPad display and 4 on the external display

Apple Music Sing

  • A new way to sing along with millions of your favourite songs in Apple Music
  • Fully adjustable vocals let you duet with the original artist, sing solo or mix it up
  • Newly enhanced beat-by-beat lyrics make it even easier to follow along with the music

Game Center

  • SharePlay support in Game Center for multiplayer games so you can play with the people you are on a FaceTime call with
  • Activity Widget allows you to see what your friends are playing and achieving in games straight from your Home Screen


  • Improved reliability and efficiency of communication between your smart home accessories and Apple devices

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improved search in Messages allows you to find photos based on their content, like a dog, car, person or text
  • Tracking Notifications alert you if an AirTag separated from its owner is nearby and has recently played a chime to indicate it is moving
  • Reload and Show IP Address setting enables iCloud Private Relay users to temporarily disable the service for a specific site in Safari
  • Participant Cursors in Notes allow you to see live indicators as others make updates in a shared note
  • AirDrop now automatically reverts to Contacts Only after 10 minutes to prevent unwanted requests to receive content
  • Fixes an issue that causes some notes to not sync with iCloud after updates are made
  • Fixes an issue that may cause Multi-Touch gestures to become unresponsive while using the Zoom accessibility feature