iPhone 6 loses wifi signal when holding in landscape

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  1. wwohl macrumors regular

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    Seeing if anyone else is experiencing this.

    I was watching a video on my new iPhone 6 and noticed that when I hold my phone in landscape mode, my hand holding the top of the phone causes the wifi signal to drop from full signal to 1 bar. This happens when holding phone with both hands or just one hand gripping the top of the phone.

    I'm feeling like its iPhone 4 bumper era.

    Try it
     
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  6. SBruv macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I"m getting the same. Doesn't need to be in landscape mode – just cover the top antenna with your hand. Oh dear… :-/
     
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I seem to be able to drop 1 bar if I connect all sections of the phone (top sliver, between the bands and the center with the same sections on the bottom.)

    But that is a super awkward grip. My nexus 5 drops signal if your hand is around the top of the phone.

    Guess what? Your hand doesn't transmit wireless signals, it blocks them.
     
  8. wwohl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea just found it interesting and was wondering if others found the same. If I one hand hold it with my left hand on top of phone in landscape it does it.

    I'm sure the bumper case will fix it
     
  9. H2K03 macrumors member

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    Mine has crappy wifi even when laying down :( might have to get a replacement.
     
  10. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I concur. Wi-Fi connection is really flaky on my iPhone 6 as well.
     
  11. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Mine seems fine. Typing in landscape on the forums here and wifi signal is full strength.
     
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  13. H2K03 macrumors member

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    Could be a software issue too. I hard restarted and it worked fine for a little bit then started acting up again.
     
  14. mattsgigo macrumors newbie

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    my iPhone 6 will not recognize my wifi networks (i have 2 of them in my house) unless i'm literally standing within 5 ft. of the router. i don't even have to be holding the phone a certain way, or at all for that matter. when it does finally connect, it disconnects as soon as i take a couple paces away. i have tried hard resetting a few times, reseting network, and router reboot all to no avail...:mad:
     
  15. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

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    My wifi was like that too. doesn't detect it. when i toggle on and off, it freezes, but then it just started working, n I've had no problems ever since o.o
     
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  17. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    iPhone 6 loses wifi signal when holding in landscape

    Apple decided you shouldn't use wifi while holding the phone in landscape.

    Now, be happy about it, and enthusiastically open threads stating how happy you are about the innovation Apple introduced.
     
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  19. RyanG macrumors 6502

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    can't seem to replicate. do you need to be covering both antenna areas, just one, or something else?
     
  20. coolfilmaker macrumors member

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    It may be that your wifi signal is too strong to tell the difference and you might need to go further away from your access point to replicate.

    If I place my hand over the back top of the phone the wifi goes from three bars to two.
     
  21. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    So those ugly antenna breaks are doing diddly-squat lolz.
     
  22. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Me too. I covered both end of the phone and my wifi signal dropped to two from three bars. I'm on the other side of the house (20-30 feet) through three walls on a dedicated 5GHz b/g/n/ac network. (5GHz doesn't travel as far as 2.4GHz)

    Worth pointing out my that it still does this in a case and my iPhone 5s and 5 did the same thing, so I'm considering this normal.
     
  23. wsbsteven macrumors member

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    I had the power cycle once to get my wifi working after no networks were detected. Toggling off and on didn't fix. 6+
     
  24. bobright macrumors 601

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    Nope I am cupping the hell out of every antenna that I can and nothing drops. Its full signal.
     

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