There’s also the matter of minding your data plan. Even those with unlimited data might be subject to a temporary slowdown when the network is too congested or if you’ve gone over your high-speed data limit.
Some wireless carriers allow you to pay more to restore access to the fastest speeds before your next billing cycle resets the counter. You’ll want to read the fine print of your cellular plan to see whether there are any clauses that might make it more expensive to stay on 5G data all day.
Thankfully, there are a few options you can use to help preserve your high-speed data allowance (via CNET).
Open the Settings app.
Navigate to Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Mode
Here, you’ll find an option to allow more data on 5G, which will allow your phone to download software updates, perform iCloud backups, and play high-quality media when away from Wi-Fi. Standard will restrict FaceTime calls and media playback to lower quality (via Apple). Low data mode will restrict background tasks and automatic updates altogether, in addition to all the other data-saving measures. Keep these options in mind if you’re inching toward your monthly allowance.