iPhone 6 loses wifi signal when holding in landscape

wwohl

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May 2, 2013
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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
 

SBruv

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Sep 25, 2008
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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… :-/
 

jclardy

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Oct 6, 2008
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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.
 

wwohl

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Original poster
May 2, 2013
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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
 

H2K03

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Jun 13, 2009
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Mine has crappy wifi even when laying down :( might have to get a replacement.
 

dcorban

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Oct 29, 2007
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Mine seems fine. Typing in landscape on the forums here and wifi signal is full strength.
 

H2K03

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Jun 13, 2009
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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.
 

mattsgigo

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Jun 29, 2012
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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:
 

JawneeWin

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Oct 24, 2013
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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:
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
 

LostSoul80

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Jan 25, 2009
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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.
 

RyanG

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Sep 18, 2007
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can't seem to replicate. do you need to be covering both antenna areas, just one, or something else?
 

coolfilmaker

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Jul 25, 2012
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can't seem to replicate. do you need to be covering both antenna areas, just one, or something else?
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.
 

iamMacPerson

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Jun 12, 2011
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I can't replicate this.
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.
 

wsbsteven

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Dec 14, 2011
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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+
 

bobright

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Jun 29, 2010
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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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