I am returning this and going back to my trusty 4S if this isn't fixed. Oct 8, 4: I had the same issue with my iPhone 5 and thought it would get better on it own due to recently getting LTE in my area. I tried everything to resolve this problem.
I got a new SIM, reset and restored the phone a bunch of times, got them to re-provision my phone, etc I switched my phone's signal to display -dBm instead of bars for a more accurate reading. Without a doubt either I also got a dud or there are antenna issues yet to be discovered by the masses. Now out and about my phone worked great even with low signal but at work and at home it could not get any data service.
With my iPhone 4 the signal strength was incredible at work and home. I took my phone back on the last day to which they extended the return policy until my new phone comes in. It this is experience in my new phone I will pass on this model of the iPhone as not being able to stream music, or get emails, etc I like the phone, BUT I am on the second one and the antenna problem persists. I sent apple screen shots of my daughter's 4S side by side with my iphone 5.
Hers shows 4 bars 4g, mine shows 3 - 4 bars E. Doubt they will respond to the literal 1 in a million. Not sure why more complaints of this are not showing up.
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And, like the above post, I have Data problems. It will not download web pages quickly, or not at all. Even slow opening email. My 4S could stream NBC olympics live, no way can this phone hope to Not sure what to do now. Is there a problem with iPhone 5 antenna More Less. Communities Contact Support.
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If so, is the 5 connected to LTE or 3G service? If there is LTE service I do connect. YoungKev YoungKev. At home the signal is better will have to see at work.
Got to say even with the problem I had, the phone is great. If you tap the numbers you can switch back and forth to the reception numbers and signal bars.
You can exit out of this Field Test mode by just hitting the home button at any time. The dialed number is actually the same field test that worked on the original iPhone 2G, but the ability was lost between several iPhone OS updates. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!
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