Apple’s iPhone 12 Doesn’t Support 5G in Dual SIM Mode

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: October 22, 2020

The latest in the series – iPhone 12 – will be the company’s first phone that would support 5G, but there’s a problem!

If you’re planning to use dual SIM mode and 5G simultaneously, your 5G will not work. At least, that was the case until the launch.

We found out this essential piece of information on Reddit where someone had shared the internal company training documents. The authenticity of the documents has been checked and this is what they said: “When using two lines in Dual SIM mode, 5G data isn't supported on either line and will fall back to 4G LTE. If customers are using eSIM only and are on a 5G supported carrier and service plan, they'll have 5G access.”

Apparently, the new Apple phones have one physical SIM slot and one digital eSIM. Through this option, it will be possible to utilize the phone in dual SIM mode. This means that you can have two separate phone numbers, on two opposite networks, and that too on one device.

This truly is a life-saver for people who prefer to have separate personal and professional numbers. The lack of 5G is obviously going to be disappointing, but let’s see what Apple has in store for us because—according to MacRumors—a fix will be out later this year in form of a software update. 

The phones are out and will be with their rightful users by October 23rd so one thing is clear: they would have to wait for a long time until the fix is out. As far as iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are concerned, they’ll be out at a later date, but the preorders begin from November 6th.


Updated October 22, 2020
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