Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2011 11:08 PM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
5.1 doesn't help.
Changed my sim.. Almost all the same, only finds network a little bit faster. But SIM Failure 3-4 time a day is normal.
See it again - it's 5.1 (!!!) with f/w 1.4.0.
I have no more clues what to do. Just swipe it again and see if a cleared one will do the same.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 2:28 AM (in response to TomoK12)
Me too!! Now we have two different 5.0.1....
1- build 9A405 / modem firmware 1.0.13
2- build 9A406 / modem firmware 1.0.14
For me, this new one is even worse.
Next step? If Apple doesn't fix this really fast I'll move to Android.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 1:57 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
i heard apple just released new build for IOS 5.0.1 specifically to fix the sim card problem. anyone with iphone 4s has upgraded to the new 5.0.1 build 9A406 ? any luck ?
.. or i better stick with IOS 5..
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 2:25 AM (in response to jimmy.obg)
Without knowing that a new modem firmware was available I did and full restore with iTunes (Pc) and it has fixed my problem with the sim card. After two full days it's still working perfect.
My sim card is 64 or 32, the carrier does even know and they were not planning to upgrade it any sooner than march 2012.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to jimmy.obg)
well it seems the new 501 build 9A406 realy fix the network problem for my iphone 4S. No occasional lost of the network signal or internet found after updated to the new build.
we'll see wether the battery life is improved or not
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to jimmy.obg)
Same here just finished download this 810 Mb software and it SEEMS like the network is going great till now....
However still no idea about the battery problem...im trying to fully charge my ihpone4S and give it a try.
I advise you to restore to 9a406 to fix the signal problem.
Cheers apple, I knew it won't forget us
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 2:48 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
How long should I wait?! Return the firmware 5.0! The problem with communication needs to be solved yesterday! What are you doing there?! I am already beginning to like Android! I can not use my iPhone 4S!
Sincerely, Anton Plotnikov.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 3:02 AM (in response to hapbib)
I think Steve Jobs die because he can not fix this problem .
Tim Cook will fix it. If not Tim will be "****"
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 4:34 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
I updated to 9a406 this morning and still had no invalid SIM, hope it stays that way!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 9:43 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
I am fortunate enough to have both a carrier store and an apple store in my area. I am not a cell phone engineer nor a software engineer but I do repair electronics to the component level for a living. After updating my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.0.1, the phone started getting "No Service" after phone went idle for about 15-30 minutes in multiple different locations that I have had perfect service in since iPhone launch. To get service back I would have to turn phone off/on or airplane mode on/off. Then, until phone went idle again, I had full bars of service. At times, when the phone displayed "No Service", I could make and receive calls. I contacted Apple about this problem, they said it was the SIM card. I got a new SIM card, and the problem was still there. I contacted Apple again, and this time Apple claimed it was a carrier tower problem so I had AT&T issue a service ticket in my area to check the towers. AT&T said the towers are good, it must be an Apple problem. Apple says it is because I restored phone from a backup and I have corrupted data on my computer. I did DFU restore on phone and set up as brand new phone. Problem still there. Long story short is that AT&T says that it is Apple's problem, Apple says it's carrier problem etc. I had 3 new SIM cards and 3 4S's is this 3 week period. Finally, with nobody acknowledging a problem and no solution in sight, I switched back to my old iPhone that had worked perfectly for years. Now this phone was getting a "No Service" message as well. I could turn 3G off and the phone was fine. The iPhone 4S doesn't have the option to turn off 3G. So it was more of a carrier problem than an iPhone problem in my opinion, from the steps that I had to take on my own to troubleshoot the issue because Apple nor AT&T would acknowledge an issue. This was very annoying. My question is this though: Why won't the phone automatically switch to the 2G network if 3G is not available? It seems to me, my problem was more with the carrier 3G network but I would think that the phone would go to 2G if 3G wasn't available. In my opinion, Apple also has an issue. Nobody will say anything though. People all over the world are having this problem on multiple carriers. There is one thing in common: the iPhone. I am very disappointed in the way Apple has handled all of the issues with iPhone 4S. Apple seems more concerned about the bottom line now than customer care. This will probably be my last iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 1:39 PM (in response to getinmiggy)
Hi. I had the same issue with the signal on my new 4S which I had updated to ios 5.01 immediately when I received it. Apple exchanged my phone. They said it was an antenna problem! Got the new one with ios 5.0 and it's fine ! I'm not updating though in case it is also an ios problem.....
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2011 4:36 PM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
I have the ultimate solution!!!! Don't trust anything else you have read!
I spoke to a Genius. He says that he has to stay anonymous but has the inside scoop on the problem!! The Genius says that the problem lies in the sophistication of the iPhone 4S hardware/software combination. It gets pretty tricky and dangerous from here so please be careful. He says the only way to fix the phone is to be 3 meters off the ground. Somehow, the phone hardware knows when you are on the ground and in the air. In my case, I climbed a tree in my front yard. Once in the air, you have to stand on your left foot, holding your phone in your right hand with your middle finger on the SIM card slot. With your left pinky finger, access settings, network, reset. After that switch to your right foot and message "PLEASE HELP US APPLE" After all this my phone has been working for the past 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 hours!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
same thing with my iphone 4s, im with O2 network here in London, and my phone has been searching for network like 3 days ago, today my phone heats up that i never had felt before... i did insert my sim to my old iphone 4 and it works perfectly, please help us Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)
same thing here.. i went to the genius bar and they runned the diagnostics and didnt detect any problem.. i am suck with a 700€ phone that i have to reset network every hour or so..
i am very disapointed with apple.. this is not the company i gave my trust all these years.
will it became a new microsoft? somethign has definatly changed on the approach and quality of the products and service.
quite sad about this