Have to turn airplane mode on/off to reconnect

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stonyboys, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. stonyboys macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Hey I'm having problems with my ip5 reconnecting to cell service if its disconnected for any more than a minute or two. I have to turn airplane mode on and then off to force it to search for a signal again. This is especially annoying because a lot of my classes don't get cell service so I have to do it after every one. Anyway to make it auto search for a signal?
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    To my knowledge, it already does auto-search for a signal, just not well. Every iPhone I've had has been like this (from original to 4S). I don't know if there's a technical term for it so I simply call it "signal regeneration" (in my head, at least) and the iPhone sucks at it. Because of this, I, too, end up toggling Airplane Mode multiple times daily. I've gotten used to it so it doesn't bother me anymore but I'd certainly prefer to not have to do it at all.
  3. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I love Apple but frankly their iOS wireless drivers (Broadcom?) pretty much suck.

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