iPhone 5C gets weaker wifi signal than iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HarryWarden, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    I have a sunroom that I added on to the house a few years ago that is the furthest from my wifi router. While my WiFi only iPad Air gets decent signal in that room, my iPhone 5C defaults to cellular data when in that room, even with WiFi turned on. Is the wifi antenna in the phone weaker because Apple knows you also have a data plan with your phone so they made it weaker or is it because the wifi antenna is smaller due to the size difference between a phone and iPad Air?

    I'd rather not be using precious cellular data when I'm in my own home. I even moved my router closer to the room and it still doesn't get a good signal.
  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    iPad Air does indeed have better WiFi signal than all other iDevices (iPad mini Retina aside), so what you're experiencing is normal. iPad Air got a lot of antenna upgrades.

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