As with most settings on your iPhone, turning off 5G is a pretty simple task — it can be done with just a few taps, and it’s also simple to turn 5G back on again when you want to see if coverage has improved or when you’re no longer concerned about battery life.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap Cellular, then tap Cellular Data Options.
- Tap Voice & Data.
- From there, you can choose between 5G On, 5G Auto, and LTE.
- Select “LTE” to use your carrier’s 4G LTE network instead of 5G.
- Alternatively, simply go to Settings and search for Cellular Data Options, then change the data coverage to LTE.
After this, you’ll be using the more familiar 4G LTE connectivity option. While new technology is awesome, there are always going to be problems with it when it first becomes available to the public. However, your 5G connection speeds may be faster in other locations you may visit. To turn your iPhone’s 5G on again, simply go through the same process and select either 5G On or 5G Auto. More likely than not, your iPhone was already set to 5G Auto by default, which allows it to go from 4G LTE to 5G depending on which can be used based on your location, or which supposedly provides faster speeds at the time (via Apple).