iPhone 4S signal meter changes while sitting still on my desk.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by richard371, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I am at home and normally have 5 bars (ATT) on my desk. It will often drop down to 2 bars or so for a few minutes then back up to 5. Im not even touching the phone. Is this normal? I have a Blackberry Bold on ATT that says at 5 bars while this happens to the iPhone.
     
  2. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Just because your phone isn't moving, it doesn't mean the cell tower is still.... sometimes they get bored just standing there and go for short jogs to stretch their tower legs.
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    RF propagation is not constant. Many things can make it vary.

    This is normal
     
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I'd say in my experience with iPhones that this is pretty normal. I've never owned or even used a BlackBerry so I can't comment on those. In any case, weather and network traffic can affect the signal, amongst other things, so maybe one or both of those had something to do with the momentary drop off.
     
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