How to use Smart Data Mode on the iPhone 13

My iPhone 13 doesn’t appear to have Smart Data Mode turned on.

If you don’t want to use 5G all the time, Smart Data can help you save battery life and reduce the amount of data you consume. To activate Smart Data mode, follow the steps outlined below.

What’s in it for You:
Cellular data options can be found in the following places in the Settings app: Cellular, Data, Voice & Data, and Voice & Data.
By selecting LTE instead of Auto 5G, you can also turn off 5G completely.

  • Open your iPhone’s Settings app.
  • To access the Cellular options menu, press the Cellular button.
  • Cellular Data Options can be selected from the drop-down menu.

iPhone 13

  • Add Voice and Data.
  • To use Smart Data mode, select 5G Auto.

iPhone 13

What Does the iPhone 13’s Smart Data Mode Do?

The iPhone 12’s Smart Data mode was introduced to address concerns that battery life would be reduced when using 5G data connections, which were a concern for many users. Smart Data mode was created by Apple to help your phone decide when to use 5G data or when LTE data was sufficient for the things you were doing.

In essence, your iPhone 13 will turn 5G off and on as needed when Smart Data mode is activated. It would turn off 5G if your phone was in sleep mode and you weren’t downloading anything, for example. To speed up the download process, however, you may need to open your phone and start downloading a movie or an app, or a television show. Using 5G even when your iPhone’s screen is off is possible if you’re downloading something.

Disabling Smart Data Mode is easy to do.

In areas where 5G isn’t yet widely available, or if you simply don’t want to save battery life by using Smart Data, there are other options available on your iPhone.

  1. On your iPhone 13, open the Settings app and select General.
  2. Locate and click on “Cellular Settings.”
  3. Press the Cellular Data Options button.
  4. Add Voice and Data.
  5. Select the option for 5G if you want it on all the time. Select LTE if you don’t want to use 5G at all.
FAQ:
On an iPhone that has no data, how do I turn off Lost Mode?

You don’t need to connect to the network if you used Lost Mode to prevent someone else from using your device but have since recovered it. By entering your passcode, you can turn off Lost Mode on your device. To disable Find My Phone, you can do so from any computer. You can stop lost mode by going to iCloud, finding your iPhone, and selecting Find My iPhone, All Devices, Lost Mode, Stop Lost Mode, and Stop Lost Mode.

Without losing any data, how can I restore my iPhone in Recovery Mode?

A backup of your iPhone can be used to restore it. Check to see if you have a usable iCloud backup. Select Settings > General > Reset > Erase Everything > Erase Now > When the phone restarts, sign in to iCloud, select Restore, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can restore an iPhone backup from an iTunes computer by opening iTunes, connecting your iPhone to the computer, and then choose Restore Backup from the iPhone icon in iTunes. Then select the backup you want to restore and click Restore.

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