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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Antenna gate on the iPhone 5

Ok so I found a way to create antenna gate in iPhone 5.

I stumbled upon this accidentally.

I was playing a game and the bottom antennas were in my palms while both my index fingers both extended up the sides of iPhone 5 covering up the top two antennas.

My thumbs were being used to play a game.

Boom. Weaker signal.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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It's not antenna gate. You can make any phone lose signal if you cover the antennas in a certain way.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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It's not antenna gate. You can make any phone lose signal if you cover the antennas in a certain way.

What about the blackberry bold?

I think those have the antenna inside
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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What about the blackberry bold?

I think those have the antenna inside
Cover it in your hands and it will have a weaker signal. It's simple physics.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:37 PM   #9
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You're confusing "antenna gate" and "signal loss".

"Antenna gate" was the clear problem with the iPhone 4 that meant you could lose signal by holding it in a normal manner.

The iPhone 4 (CDMA) and 4S corrected that by having multiple antennas to compensate for the signal attenuation.

Holding the phone in a "normal" way should not cause the same level of signal loss with an iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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Dunno if it's what you meant, but he had another "How can I tell if my phone is bent?"
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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From the maker of
Why does iMessage revert to SMS sometimes?
Are you scared to update the iPhone 5 software?
Do you covet your lightning cable?
How can I tell if my iPhone 5 is bent?
Is it possible these scratches on my sim card are affecting signal?
If I have a good Geek Bench 2 score on my iPhone 5 does that mean its running at peak
Is the iPhone 5 retina display as sharp as the iPhone 4?
How can I tell if my iPhone 5 camera is shooting the best it can?
Is it possible doing a restore slowed my iPhone 5 down, really paranoid?

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:53 PM   #12
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Ok so I found a way to create antenna gate in iPhone 5.

I stumbled upon this accidentally.

I was playing a game and the bottom antennas were in my palms while both my index fingers both extended up the sides of iPhone 5 covering up the top two antennas.

My thumbs were being used to play a game.

Boom. Weaker signal.
Since your phone is bent, it's causing problems for the antenna.

Lay it on a flat surface and smooth it out with a hammer. That will fix your antenna.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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Guys guys.

There's also toss-and-crush-gate. Where if you throw your phone off the top of the Empire State Building, then it gets run over by a semi, the whole will be useless. Your signal will completely drop and you won't be able to make any calls.

Am I doing it right?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:58 PM   #14
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I have barely seen anyone on Macrumors complaining about this issue. Problem unique to your iPhone 5 only?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:59 PM   #15
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^Wait iPhones can be bent? How can I tell if mine is bent? I'd ask a genius but I'm afraid he might give me a MEAN look. Also I think my camera isnt performing at its peak? How can I test this? Is there a geekbench tester for the camera? Also I was eating a sandwich this morning and I noticed my phone had a bad signal. Does this mean that some mayonnaise might have gotten inside? I also had tomatoes in the sandwich and I think this affected the brightness of my flash? Also I think the symbol on my home button is more circular than it should be, how can I test this? Is there an apple certified measuring tool?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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I have barely seen anyone on Macrumors complaining about this issue. Problem unique to your iPhone 5 only?
He's intentionally causing the signal to drop by covering up the glass "windows" there is no problem.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:01 PM   #17
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From the maker of
Why does iMessage revert to SMS sometimes?
Are you scared to update the iPhone 5 software?
Do you covet your lightning cable?
How can I tell if my iPhone 5 is bent?
Is it possible these scratches on my sim card are affecting signal?
If I have a good Geek Bench 2 score on my iPhone 5 does that mean its running at peak
Is the iPhone 5 retina display as sharp as the iPhone 4?
How can I tell if my iPhone 5 camera is shooting the best it can?
Is it possible doing a restore slowed my iPhone 5 down, really paranoid?

and countless other classics brings you Antenna gate on the iPhone 5
This post deserves a thousand points!

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He's intentionally causing the signal to drop by covering up the glass "windows" there is no problem.
I see. He must be pretty desperate at creating new threads.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:12 PM   #18
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I see. He must be pretty desperate at creating new threads.
I look forward to what topic he can create next. More importantly the responses. This is great TC keep it up
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:17 PM   #19
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Since your phone is bent, it's causing problems for the antenna.

Lay it on a flat surface and smooth it out with a hammer. That will fix your antenna.
Trolling the troll. While he's at it with the hammer, might as well just smash the glass screen with it. It'll end ALL his iPhone 5 problems.
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