New iOS 14.1 Paves the Way for iPhone 12’s Capabilities, Including Smart Data Mode

Last week, Apple released its newest version of their operating software for iPhone, the OS, iOS 14.1, to clear the way for the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. According to CNET’s review, this latest update includes support for 10-bit HDR video editing and replay. Of course, the update also addressed and fixed the bugs in the latest iPhones. .

The fixes included a few changes to iPhone’s widgets. They added a feature where it allows users to personalize their Home Screens with different sizes of app icons. The bug in Mail which caused emails to be sent from the wrong account is now also fixed. Other minor bugs were also addressed, such as fixing the problem of dragging widgets on the home screen, separating the apps from the folder. Anyway, all updates and fixes can be viewed through the related Apple Support showing all patch notes.

 

iPhone 12 and How the Device Responds to 5G Technology

Technology is advancing fast, with the 5th generation (5G) mobile network considered in the midst of new smartphone releases and its current availability in some countries, While the speed of 5G is astonishing, one cannot help but take notice of how it quickly consumes battery life. Yet if you’re considering buying from the iPhone 12 series and 5G network is already available in your geographic location, no need to fret since Apple included a feature to help save battery life.

Apple’s brand new set of phones includes a feature called Smart Data Mode. With Smart Data Mode activated, it allows the gadget to automatically change between different networks. It bases network shifts not only on what is available, but also chooses the network that works best when and where the iPhone 12 is currently in use.

One example to cite is when your screen is off, the battery saving Smart Data Mode can decide on its own that whatever apps are running in the background, do not need 5G network in order to stay running.

According to the iPhone’s Vice President for Marketing, Kaiann Drance, the phone doesn’t discriminate based on app usage but rather on the type of data sent to the phone.

This can be demonstrated when an iPhone 12 user is streaming videos, the phone proceeds by identifying resolution of the video to figure figure out whether the video calls for a 4G or 5G network, In some instances, the battery-saving app will also choose between the slower low-band or the ultra-fast millimeter wave version of 5G network, whichever is more appropriate for the ongoing activity.