iPhone 4 Holding the phone signal issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Utchin, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Utchin, Apr 25, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012

    Utchin macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011

    I know ages ago there was issues with the iPhone 4 if you hold it in a certain way which will effect your signal. Was this fixed by apple, if so, how?

    I have just brought a new contract and have found this issue on my phone. I will be getting a case so its not too much of a problem but just wanted to know.

  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
  3. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    you will fix your problem by doing that
  4. Utchin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    So they never fixed it the issue?
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    They fixed the issue with the iPhone 4S, not the 4. The only solution to this fix is using a case.
  6. Utchin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
  7. warriorz macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    It's a horrible problem - if you use your phone w/o bumper case whilst on a 3G network. I don't have the bumper, the phone is unusable for Internet/ email/ data if you're on 3G, I have to stick to 2G to make calls. As others have said the bumper (or other cases) resolves the problem as your hand can't short the antennae. It does add a little bulk though.
  8. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    They also fixed it on the CDMA iPhone 4 with an antenna redesign. The AT&T iPhone is the only one that had that "problem" but the problem was also remedied with a software update that made the phone calculate the bars the correct way.
  9. Utchin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    Im based in the Uk.

    Apple UK said that the issue was around but should now have been fixed with the software update to 5.1.

    I have been told this is a faulty handset and say I should get a new one.

    Just gonna go stright up to a 4S 16GB for a cheaper line rental

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