How to Access 5G on Your iPhone in Kenya


5G is increasingly becoming more accessible to more regions and more phones in the country with the nation’s biggest telco, Safaricom leading the way.

When Safaricom officially launched its 5G network in early November, Apple’s devices couldn’t access the network. Android devices like the OPPO Reno8 5G, OPPO Reno7 5G, OPPO Reno6 5G, OPPO Find X5, Vivo V25 5G, Vivo V23 5G, Infinix Zero Ultra, Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G, TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G had access to the network even before the official announcement.

Apple’s latest software upgrade, iOS 16.2, now lets you access Safaricom’s network. The upgrade rolling out to the iPhone 14, 13, 12 and the iPhone SE 2022.

Head to Settings on your iPhone:

Settings -> General -> Software Update

Once you install the update, go to the settings page and switch between the 4G and 5G options.

Settings -> Mobile Data -> Mobile Data Options -> Voice & Data

5G on iPhone 13 Pro Max Kenya
5G on iPhone 13 Pro Max Kenya

5G Locations

KajiadoOloitoktokOl Tukai
KakamegaSichiraiKakamega State Lodge
KiambuKiambu TownRiverview estate, Golden Palm, Silver Gardens
KiambuRuakaTwo Rivers Mall
KiambuRuiruJerusalem, Mugutha, Murera, Murera Matangi
KisiiKisii CBDKisii CBD, Kisii Bus terminus, Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisii University
KisumuKisumu CBDKiboswa, Maseno University, Lower Riat Estate, Kisumu Airport, Mamboleo Estate, Kisumu CBD, Kisumu Bus Station
MachakosKamuluKamulu Stage
MachakosAthi RiverBaraka Gardens Estate, Acacia Estate, Osoit Gardens Estate
MombasaLikoniMombasa Hospital, Fort Jesus
NairobiKilimaniYaya Centre Mall, Kiluwa Apartments, Silverstone Apartments, Yaya Apartments, Kasuku Court, Abi Allan Apartments, Mango Court Apartments
NairobiLangataUhuru Gardens
NairobiSouth CPark View Estate
NairobiWestlandsSafaricom HQ
ThikaJujaJuja South Estate, Murema Estate, Sunset Park, Oak Park Estate


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