, a new feature that launched with the 5G iPhone 12 series has changed how the status bar works on the . Instead of showing the network that a particular iPhone 12 series handset is connected to, users will see the best network available to them instead. For example, if you own a 5G iPhone 12 device but you’re in an area without 5G service, your phone will still show 5G in the status bar instead of LTE.
The reason for this change is the new “Smart Data” mode designed to save battery life on the iPhone. When iOS determines that the content on the phone benefits from …