iPhone 4 - 3G Signal Strength Terrible.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vkramer, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. vkramer macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
    I activated my iPhone 4 this morning. In all the normal spots i had 5 bars with the iPhone 3G, i now have no bars and sometimes it is searching for signal.
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    The bars are a s/w bug. Actual signal is the same. See Uncle Walt's video review. Apple will fix...eventually, but it's only cosmetic.
  3. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Although he does say there were areas where 3gs in one hand and 4g in the other the 4g would be momentarily searching for signal. It will be interesting.
  4. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I do notice that my bars are showing lower, but my actual service seems fine so it's no big deal for me now.
  5. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Unless it interferes with usage I'd ignore it.
  6. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

    magpie maniac

    Aug 24, 2007
    That's not necessarily true. My actual reception -- forget the bars --with the 4 is much worse than with the 3GS.
  7. PunisherUltra macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    In the iphone 4 announcement conference the 3GS was recieving the internet fine but the iPhone 4 Wasn't.

    He had them side by side.

    It seems the antenna on 3GS is better.

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