How easy should it be to drop the signal strength on the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sofakng, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. sofakng macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    How easy should it be to drop the signal strength?

    I just received my iPhone 4 and when I place it on a table I get five bars. However, if I hold it in my left hand (not squeezing at all but simply in my hand) it drops to two or only one bar.

    I thought you had to grip the phone tightly to get it to drop bars?
  2. Omegaman69 macrumors newbie


    Jul 8, 2010
    Holding Iphone 4 drops calls

    All you have to do is to touch the antenna to affect the signal strength and the number of bars. The worse is if you touch across the gap between the two pieces of metal around the phone, on the bottom left corner, bridging two different antennas.

    A case, that is non-metallic will probably help considerably, but may not fix the issue entirely. Also, the software update that Apple is promising MAY help some with this issue, but will not fix it.

  3. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    Does the bumper case fix this "problem"?

    I really like keeping my iPhone nude but seeing the signal drop so much will drive me crazy even if it isn't actually dropping calls, etc.
  4. insidmal macrumors 6502


    Jun 24, 2010
    it happens if you bridge the two antenas by touching that grey line on the bottom left.. you don't even really have to hold it, you should have it in a case anyway

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