Answers to iPhone 12 mini FAQ

It was the first iPhone flagship to carry the mini name and was succeeded by the iPhone 13 mini which might not be getting its own successor. In this write-up, I will be discussing the features that the iPhone 12 mini has and the ones that it does not have.

iPhone 12 mini FAQ

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Wireless Charging?

Yes, it supports both Qi wireless charging and MagSafe wireless charging. The MagSafe wireless charging is at 15 watts while that of Qi magnetic wireless charging is at 7.5 watts.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have MagSafe?

Yes, it has MagSafe which can be used to charge your device.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have 5G?

Yes, it supports different bands of 5G networks both Sub6 and mmWave.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Lidar?

No, it does not have a Lidar sensor which is a 3D time of flight (ToF) camera with applications in photography and AR (Augmented Reality). It is only available on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Headphone Jack?

No, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 12 mini. If you have accessories that use the audio jack, you can always get yourself lightning to jack adapter.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Face ID?

Yes, it uses its 3D True Depth sensor inside the Notch for Facial recognition and then unlocks your device.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have an eSIM?

Yes, the single sim variant also supports an eSIM but the dual sim variant does not. Both variants use Nano sim card(s).

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Home Button?

No, it does not have a home button. The only new iPhone you can get at the moment with a home button is the iPhone SE.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Good Camera?

Yes, it has a good wide angle and ultrawide camera at the rear that is capable of taking good pictures and videos. It also has a good selfie camera.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Charging/Lightning Port?

Yes, it does have a lightning port for charging and data transfer.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Different Charger?

No, you can use an old charger to charge the device.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Back Tap?

Yes, but you will have to set it up. Open the Settings app -> Then tap on Accessibility -> Tap on Touch and then select Back Tap -> Select Double Tap on Triple Tap -> Select the Action you want it to trigger -> Double or Triple tap (depending on the one you selected) the back of your iPhone 12 mini to test that it is working.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Battery Issues?

iPhone 12 mini has a very small battery capacity that does not last very long. If you are a heavy user, you might want to go for a higher model, or else you may find yourself charging your phone 3 to 4 times a day.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Bluetooth?

Yes, it has the latest version of Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0) as of the time of its launch.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Cinematic Mode?

No, this is a new video mode introduced with the launch of the iPhone 13 lineup. It has not and may not be available to its predecessors including the iPhone 12 mini.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Ceramic Shield?

Yes, it uses a ceramic shield to protect its display from scratching and shattering. The ceramic shield is a Gorilla Glass made by Corning to Apple’s preference.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Carplay?

Yes, it supports Carplay. To connect your iPhone 12 mini, open the Settings app -> General -> Carplay -> Select your car and it will automatically connect the next time.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have SD Card Slot?

No, it does not have expandable storage. You have the option to choose between 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of internal storage.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Dual Sim Card Capability?

Yes, it has a variant that supports dual Nano-sim cards.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Dolby Atmos?

Yes, it has Dolby Atmos and a Stereo speaker.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Dolby Vision?

Yes, it has Dolby vision

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Fingerprint Sensor/Touch ID?

No, it does not have a fingerprint sensor which is what Apple calls Touch ID for those coming from Android.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Fast Charging?

Its wired charging has a 20 watts speed and can charge the device up to 50% in about 40 minutes.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Glass Back?

Yes, it uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass at the back.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Charger?

No, there is no charger in the box that the iPhone 12 mini comes in with.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have GPS?

Yes, it has GPS.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Gorilla Glass?

Yes, at the front (ceramic shield) and at the back.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Hotspot?

Yes, it has hotspot.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have HDR?

Yes, it supports HDR10.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have IR Blaster?

No, it does not have IR Blaster.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have iOS 16?

It was announced with iOS 14 but has since received an upgrade to iOS 15 and will be getting iOS 16 when it is available.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Image Stabilization?

It has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) on its main camera and this will makes pictures and video taken with it sharp and not blurry.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Live Wallpaper?

Yes, it has Live Wallpaper. Just open the Settings app -> Wallpaper -> Select a new wallpaper -> Tap Live and select a Live photo -> Set

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Telephoto Lens?

No, it does not have a telephoto lens just the main camera (wide) and ultrawide camera.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Macro Lens?

No, it does not have a Macro lens/camera and does not have Macro mode/

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Wide Angle Lens?

Yes, it uses a 12MP wide angle lens with f/1.6 aperture, 26mm focal length, dual pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), and OIS.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Magnetic Back?

Yes, it has a magnetic back which makes MagSafe work effectively for its variety of applications.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Memoji?

Yes, iPhone 12 mini has Memoji.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have NFC?

Yes, it supports NFC (Near Field Communication) which can be used for reading Tags, getting digital information embedded in a product, and for payment.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Night Mode?

Yes, its camera has a night mode which allows you to take amazing pictures in low light conditions.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a Notification Light?

No, it does not have a notification light but it has an LED flash alert which you can set up by going to Settings -> Accessibility -> Audio/Visual.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have OLED Display/Screen?

Yes, it uses a 5.4-inches Super Retina OLED XDR display with Dolby Vision, HDR10, 476 PPI pixel density, 1080 x 2340 pixels screen resolution, and 625 nits brightness.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Optical Zoom?

No, it does not have optical zoom which is mostly a feature of the telephoto lens.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Portrait Mode?

Yes, iPhone 12 mini has portrait mode which allows you to take pictures with a blurred background and sharp foreground.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Reverse Wireless Charging?

No, iPhone 12 mini does not support reverse wireless charging which means that you can not use it to charge another device.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have Screen Recording?

Yes, open the Settings app -> Control Center -> Add Screen Recording -> Swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen -> Tap on the Screen recording icon (a circle with a small white circle inside it) and wait for about 3 seconds for it to start recording.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a True Depth Camera?

Yes, it has a true depth camera which is necessary for Face ID and Animoji.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have a USB C?

It comes with a lightning to USB C cable and a lightning port.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have an Ultrawide Camera?

Yes, it uses a 12MP ultrawide lens with an f/2.4 aperture and 13mm focal length.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have WiFi 6?

Yes, it supports WiFi 6.

Does iPhone 12 mini Have YouTube Music and Tv?

Yes, iPhone 12 mini has YouTube music and YouTube Tv.

Does iPhone 12 mini Need a Case/Screen Protector?

iPhone 12 mini has Gorilla Glass on both the back and front. If you are the type that occasionally drops your device, you might want to put both a Case and screen protector on it.

Does iPhone 12 mini Show/Display Battery Percentage?

You can check your battery percentage by swiping down from the top right corner of the display to show the control center. You can also put a battery widget on the home screen.

Is iPhone 12 mini Bigger Than the iPhone 6s?

iPhone 12 mini has a bigger screen size of 5.4-inches compared to the iPhone 6s screen size of 4.7-inches. But when it comes to dimension, iPhone 12 mini has a dimension of 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm while the iPhone 6s has a dimension of 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm.

Is iPhone 12 mini Good for Gaming?

It has a powerful processor but it has a small screen and a small battery. It can play any game because of its powerful processing power but you may have to charge it 3 to 4 times a day.

What Comes with iPhone 12 mini?

Apart from the phone itself, inside the box, you will get a sim card ejector tool, an Apple sticker, a lightning to USB C cable, and some paperwork.

Can iPhone 12 mini Go Underwater?

Yes, it is IP68 rated which means it is dust and water-resistant up to 6 meters deep and for 30 minutes.

How Much RAM Does iPhone 12 mini Have?

It comes with 4GB RAM and internal storage options of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

How Many Cameras Does iPhone 12 mini Have?

It has three (3) cameras, two cameras at the back (wide and ultrawide), and one selfie camera.

Final Thought

iPhone 12 mini has the smallest screen size of the iPhones announced in 2020. It has a 5.4-inches OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels screen resolution, and 625 nits brightness.

It is powered by the same 5nm A14 Bionic chip and quad-core GPU that powered the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the 12 Pro.

However, unlike the Pro iPhones that featured 6GB RAM and a 128GB base internal storage, the iPhone 12 mini has 4GB RAM and a 64GB base internal storage.

It is packed with a 2227 mAh capacity battery with 20 watts fast charging speed that can get the battery from 0% to 50% in about 30 to 35 minutes. It is also capable of 15 watts MagSafe and 7.5 watts Qi wireless charging.

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