1 Bar Wifi signal but good download speeds on the iphone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hatersgonnahate, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    am i the only one experiencing this? any fix?

    it doesnt matter if its public wifi or private. i get good speeds but only get 1 bar on the wifi signal. not normal right?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Exactly the same.

    (Google search brought me here btw).

    Every wifi connection I have been on shows just 1 bar of signal, though speeds are fine and it doesn't cut out? Odd.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    a simple restart fixed my problem. :p
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I recently noticed my phone doing the same thing. Wifi strength would always show up at one bar, no matter how close I was to the router. Restarting fixed it.
     
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    doasis23

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    +1
     
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    TWO2SEVEN

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    Same thing worked for me. I thought it was my spotty Time Warner internet, but the iPad and Mac showed full wifi signal. I restarted the iPhone and the problem went away. :)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Restarting does correct it but it contues to happen. Apple needs to fix this!!!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand the problem here... You guys are complaining that your wifi acts like 3 bar but only shows 1? Do you guys use your wifi bars to pick up chicks?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    had this issue for the first time today. weird
     
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    abercrombie

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    Yea, I'm noticing the same issue. My previous iPhone 4 had better signal indicators but WIFI is still fast on my iPhone 5, just the signal shows 1 bar. Hopefully they get this fixed in the next iOS update. :apple:
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Just bought the phone 2 weeks ago. Today I just got this problem. Full speed with one signal bar. A simple restart does solve the problem though. Let see if its going to happen again.
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    I found that setting the HTTP proxy to auto also improves wifi much more for me in my case. Makes it much more consistent
     

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