iOS 14.5 Supports Dual-SIM 5G Connectivity On iPhone 12
Apple’s iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the first iPhones to support 5G, but there’s a catch.
They don’t support 5G when you’re using their dual-SIM mode. Or, at least, they don’t right now – unless you’re running the iOS 14.5 beta.
The first iOS 14.5 beta was released yesterday and we’re still learning about all the changes it brings with it. One important change is the ability to enable 5G support when you’re using dual-SIM mode for the first time.
While the iOS 14.5 update is now available to developers, it hasn’t yet been made available to those on the public beta.
It’s also likely to be a few weeks before we see the update released to the public which means you’re going to have to wait a good while before you can enjoy 5G dual-SIM mode yourself. The same goes for the impressive ability to have an Apple Watch unlock an iPhone when you’re wearing a mask, too.
With Apple making such a big deal of 5G during the iPhone 12 event it was disappointing to see the faster cellular connection missing for those who need to run two lines from a single iPhone. It’s good news that all of that is going to be fixed sooner rather than later, though.