Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2011 1:49 AM (in response to nazlifromegypt)
Resetting network settings doesn't do squat for me. I so regret switching from iPhone 4 to 4S, it's just not as good of a phone, period! Better camera and larger storage, those are the only real improvements. Most other things are either about the same or worst. Connectivity issues are MUCH worst!!! The initial iPhone 4 antenna problems (I never had any) were a joke comparing to this.
Do I really have to wait 5+ minutes for the phone to find a signal? Heck, I need to start my phone 30 minutes before landing and not after landing if I want to call my ride before we get to the terminal. It's pathetic actually. Very disappointed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2011 2:07 AM (in response to apple-av8or)
Oh, and even when I have a good 3G signal sometimes it just takes for ever for the web page to refresh. It's like it's "thinking" or something?? Same if it's a good wi-fi signal.
I just read somewhere that iPhone 4S was voted the best phone out there?? Really? Several of my friends are having the same problems I am, I know I'm not imagining. ...and I'm not some kind of anti-apple dude, I like their products, I do. I've owned iPhone 2, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S. Oh, and ipad 1. As you can tell I'm a loyal customer. Even though iPhone 4S is the most advanced iPhone of them all I like it the least because it ***** when it comes to signal strength. I really hope iPhone 5 will be a HUGE improvement in this area. ...and I can't wait, I'd trade my month+ old iPhone 4S now if I could.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 3:00 PM (in response to apple-av8or)
OK a quick update, i got a brand new iPhone 4S last week and ordered an new Micro Sim from o2 UK, activated the new Micro Sim then the phone, updated the iPhone 4S from 5.0.0. to 5.0.1 then done a complete restore still has only 2-4 bars of reception but when on a call it seems to go to 5 bars and i honestly think it's something in the software not the phone itself!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 10:18 PM (in response to myearwood173)
Personally, I would not read too much into the number of bars. I have found them to not be a very good gauge for judging signal strength or ability to make calls. The overall quality of cellular phone carrier networks and the setting they put onto the sim cards seems to be the biggest cause of many problems.
In the past I have had some signal strength issues. However, when doing side by side (iphone 3g, various Nokia) phone tests I have found the iphone 4s to be the best call making phone I have ever owned.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to myearwood173)
I am too having issues with the signal strength on my iPhone 4S. When I'm inside my home, I get 3 bars on my network (Verizon), and 2 bars on my Wi-Fi (Comcast). Now, when I am at work (brick building) or at a major store, my 3G disappears from my phone and it gets replaced with a tiny round circle. Every time this happens, I'm not able to send any text messages and my calls drop.
This is my first iPhone, and decided to buy it after reading from Apple that they had added an additional antenna. Thinking that this would resolve the "antenna-gate" of the iPhone, but this upgrade has been a ridiculous joke.
The video on the link below cleary shows the antenna-gate still ocurring on the iPhone 4S, and this is exactly that I've experienced. Apple should not be selling a piece of crap device that is so expensive and ripping consumers off, until they completely fixed this antenna-gate PROBLEM!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to myearwood173)
I'm having signal reception issues as well, I used to have an iPhone 4 and after I purchased the 4S I gave my old 4 to my girlfriend, and when we are together only my 4S has signal reception problems, it goes to NO SERVICE suddenly and sometimes signal comes back, others I just have to turn it off and on, just setting airplane mode on doesn't work, actually sometimes it makes it worst, for example, usually at nights I set airplane mode on and then in the morning when I turn it off, my iphone 4S doesn't get reception at all and goes NO SERVICE when my girlfriends 4 is full with signal. And also when SEARCHING for signal, my iphone 4S takes longer than my girlfriends iphone 4.
Apple please help!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to stevenmadrigal)
Do anybody knows, iOS 5.1 resolve those issues or not? My phone lost GSM network especially in the undeground (metro) and pick up it in 1-3 minutes when I'm at the street. Also, long "searching" when phone is staring up. Dissapointed from 4s after my the best 4.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to apple-av8or)
If you're not telecom or IT around, you don't understood ever. Hardware (antenna) - software (how to manage antenna) = visible part on display. iPhone 4 has more big problem. Don't tell me, my old iPhone was 4.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to iPharaon)
ipharaon - "If you're not telecom or IT around, you don't understood ever. Hardware (antenna) - software (how to manage antenna) = visible part on display. iPhone 4 has more big problem. Don't tell me, my old iPhone was 4."
It's very hard to understand your English. However, to use your comparisons - if you aren't an engineer (I am), you won't understand. iPhone 4S has more problems with coverage than iPhone 4, just read the numerous threads on this subject. Also, 'don't tell me, my old phone was iPhone 4' before I sold it. ...and before that I had iPhone 3GS, 3G, etc. Guess what Sherlock, I just sold my brand spanking new iPhone 4S and bought what I had before, iPhone 4. A HUGE improvement in signal strength, no more dropped calls! ...but you probably "don't understand ever". So do what's best for you and we'll do the same.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 11:26 PM (in response to apple-av8or)
I'm an engineer at telecom company. I've finished university some years ago (Instutite of telecom systems).
So, treads don't show that iPhone 4s is worst than iPhone 4 (a lot of people write here and don't even try to fix those problems or have jailbroken phones with a lot of bug tweaks).
If you don't understands what do 2 antennas and why thay were devided into 2 antennas after 1 antenna in iPhone 4, I could say you. Your decidion was to change iPhone 4s to older iPhone 4 - ok, but it's only your decidion.
Can you reply to my question about 4s, iOS 5.1 and signal issuis? Think, no. BTW, why you open this disscussion? Why?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 12:07 AM (in response to iPharaon)
I do understand why there are two antennas, I also understand that sometimes a design idea isn't exactly as great in real life as it is on paper. I've owned every iPhone model since apple released the first one, I personally think 4S has the worst coverage of them all, which is why I sold it and went back to 4. Before I switched back I had my 4S replaced, same issues. So I went back to 4. I still use my roommates 4S sometimes when mine is being charged, etc. and he's still has having issues with his phone.
My point was that your "you don't understand" reply was ignorant. You might have a different experience with your phone, the coverage in your area might be much better, who knows. However, I went from a great coverage to a mediocre coverage, at best, just by "upgrading" to 4S. Also, my phone started dropping calls in an area where it was absolutely great before. So you are the one who "doesn't understand."
To answer your initial question, no, software upgrade didn't change a thing.
Your second question - I started this discussion to find a fix to my problem, not to hear from people like you that I simply "don't understand". I solved my problem so thank you for asking.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to apple-av8or)
In this tread you just write "a great solution" - change to older model. It's not a solution. You have a strange point of view - to open tread in iPhone 4s part and write - you need to sold you iPhone 4s and buy older iPhone 4. )
So, go into iPhone 4 part of forum and wtite there you great opinion! Not here. Thanks.
You don't have any useful info about iPhone 4s and signall issuies. Bye-bye!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 12:43 AM (in response to iPharaon)
You are not very bright, this thread is several months old and since then many of us have given up on resolving the initial problem. I'm glad you finally found this thread. It's about time. So don't you be telling me what I need to do be doing. You're a nobody, why should I listen to a nobody? Maybe you're the one who needs to stick to the only thing you're somewhat good at - playing computer games.