Apple iPhone / iPad on Celona

Basic connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

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Written by Team Celona
Updated over a week ago

Test summary

Connect Apple iPad Pro 4th generation (model A2068) and Apple iPhone 11 (model 2111) to the Celona network. Also successfully test Wi-Fi hotspot functionality where required. Here are our how to videos demonstrating Apple iPad Pro, iPhone 11 and iPhone SE in action on a Celona network operating on the CBRS spectrum:

Configuration steps

Support for CBRS (LTE band 48) within Apple devices is functional right out of the box after a Celona SIM card is installed in the physical SIM slot. However, If you’re experiencing issues, check the steps below to confirm your settings.

  • Step 1. Insert Celona nano SIM.

  • Step 2. Go to Settings > Cellular Data > Network Selection should be set to Auto. This is the default setting.

  • Step 3. Go to Settings > Cellular Data > APN Settings and set all APN to celonadns. This step is required to be able use Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot on the Apple iPhone / iPad with CBRS based LTE connectivity as the backhaul.

  • Step 4. Your iPhone / iPad should now be connected to the Celona network.

Dual SIM operation

If using a locked device, make sure the eSIM on the device is provisioned with the mobile network operator (MNO) subscription identity and the physical SIM slot is available for CBRS based LTE network connectivity. For more details on how to configure dual SIM operation on Apple devices, check out this article.

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