Have to restart iPhone 5 to get 3G signal

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by zen, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I've Googled a bit but can't find much info on this.

    I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4, and often when I am in an area with poor signal, I'll lose 3G reception and drop back to 1-2 bars of signal. However, often the 3G service won't come back, and I have to restart my phone to enable it again. I've noticed this a lot, as other people I am with (including those with the iPhone 5) will show me they have full 3G while my phone is showing nothing. Only a restart allows me back onto 3G.

    I don't recall this happening under iOS 6, so is it a known iOS 7 bug? Or is there another fix I can try?
  2. sammy-boy macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2013
    Staffordshire, UK
    I get this sometimes on my 4s, usually toggling flight mode on then off fixes it. Could be network specific, I had a similar problem at times with a Nexus 4 but the iPhone does seem to do it slightly more.
  3. Sceptre macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2013
    This has happened a few times the last month on my ATT 4s, (I immediately know when Pandora wont play when I pull away from the house).

    I fix it immediately by toggling "cell data" Off, then back On -

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