Network, APN, VoLTE: Apple iPhone 5C

Use these steps to support network settings on the Apple iPhone 5C.




Manual network selection

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.


  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Carrier.
    • Note: If the Carrier option does not appear with a T-Mobile SIM card in the device, it may indicate the device was not correctly unlocked or jailbroken.
  3. Slide the Automatic slider to the off position to start scanning for networks.
  4. Select desired carrier.
  5. Press the Home button.


Switch 2G / 4G

  1. From any Home screen, tap Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE.
  2. Choose from the following:
    • Off
    • Voice & Data (for VoLTE)
    • Data Only


Turn on / off airplane mode

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows app and menu use, but prevents voice or Internet use.


  1. From any screen, slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen.
    • Note: If a small arrow appears, slide your finger up again.
  2. Tap the Airplane Mode icon.


Turn on / off data roaming

  1. From any Home screen, tap Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options.
  2. Drag the Data Roaming slider to OFF.


Turn on / off mobile data

  1. From the main menu, tap Settings > Cellular.
  2. Tap Cellular Data to turn on or off.