iPhone 5 slow to gain signal

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jackgbanks, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've got a little problem with my iPhone 5 and wondered if you lovely chaps and chapesses could shed any light on it.

    Basically, whenever I got out of range of signal or I go inside and lose it, it takes a long time to regain this signal when I go outside. I realise that sounds confusing, but what I have to do if I want to regain the signal quickly is turn Airplane Mode on and then off again. This way my signal comes back instantly, whereas otherwise it can take 5-10 minutes.

    I've got an iPhone 5 16gb on Orange UK.

    I was wondering if any of you have had this problem or if you've heard of similar issues.

    Thanks guys.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    I'm having similar issues with my white iPhone 5 64 GB (with new nanosim) on the Proximus network in Belgium.

    I seem to have issues mostly when I drive my car, thus going from celltower to celltower. I often cannot call or be called. I previously owned a 3GS(regular sim) without problems in the same area and with the same provider.

    I'm contacting my provider today and will keep you posted if I have news of interest to you.
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Ghent, Belgium
    Got the same problem (Belgium/Proximus too).
    In the car and when i restart the phone it takes long (30 sec) that the phone is showing "no service" before the provider comes up.

    Keep us posted.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    That has been a problem on every iPhone I have ever owned. Both At&t and Verizon.

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