iPhone Intermittently Changing from 3 Bars to No Service

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mechanesthesia, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. mechanesthesia macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2009
    I just replaced my iPhone because my last iPhone [also a replacement] was having issues with the touchscreen. This one apparently has issues with the cellular network. At my job, I don't have Wi-Fi, but I always have 2-3 bars, maybe even 1 bar. But it's never at "No Service." Well my iPhone is switching from "No Service" to 3 bars every 5-10 minutes. It's really annoying. I restart the iPhone and have 3 bars, but before I can even finish a song from Spotify, it goes back to No Service.

    I tried the "scotch tape" trick and it helped give me an extra bar [2-3 instead of 1-2 initially]. Some other places say it may be the sim card. Honestly I don't know, I'm thinking it's the phone, but I can't stand to replace it for the third time in a row.
  2. SomeonePlzHelp macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    When that happened to mine I just synced my phone and backed it up, then restored it and it worked fine.
    You could also try going to settings>general>reset and then reset your network settings.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The same thing happens to me at a nearby Bravo's restaurant. I blamed it on AT&T being a dick and shrugged it off.

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