Here's how to get O2's 4G Service Working on iPhone 5S and 5C

By Gerald Lynch on at

Apple may have been singing from the rooftops on how the new duo of iPhones would work on more mobile radio bands than any previous generation, but if you were an O2 customer looking to get 4G speeds on the 5S or 5C you were bang out of luck. Until now that is.

The network has confirmed today that its 4G service has been given the greenlight for roll-out to the latest Apple smartphones, and have provided the following instructions on how to activate it (providing, of course, you're within an O2 4G coverage area, and are flush with enough cash to have signed up to a superfast contract).

If you're carrying out the update through iTunes:

  1. -- Put your sim into iPhone.
  2. -- Connect iPhone to your Mac or PC using the USB cable provided. iTunes will open automatically. Make sure you're connected to the internet.
  3. -- A window will automatically pop up, asking to install carrier update settings. Click 'Update settings'.
  4. -- You'll get on-screen confirmation that your settings have been updated successfully. Then you're ready to go.

And if you're planning on making the jump to 4G over Wi-Fi:

  1. -- Put your sim into iPhone.
  2. -- Turn on iPhone and follow the onscreen instructions to activate and set it up.
  3. -- After you've activated your iPhone, tap Settings > General > About.
  4. -- You'll automatically be asked to update your carrier settings. Tap 'Update' and you're good to go.