iPhone XR Iphone XR reception issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by radiologyman, Dec 23, 2018.

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Worth trying

  1. Yes, you may get better reception

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  2. Nah, XR are all the same

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  1. radiologyman macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like my wife's day one Iphone XR has reception issues, both with cellular signal and with random wifi disconnects. Is it worth exchanging it for a later production date unit? Seems like it was established on this forum that there is a variance in reception with XS and XS Max models. What are my chances to persuade Apple to take it back in return for an Iphone X? Thanks!
     
  2. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    Mine pretty much sucks too. My 8 plus never dropped calls or wifi disconnects. XR happens daily.
     
  3. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    You can thank Apple for switching to intel models. Intel is a weak sister compared to Qualcomm when it comes to modems.
     
  4. Emtbill macrumors newbie

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  5. Trash Can macrumors member

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    I've had my XR for about two weeks now. No complaints at all. Reception seems just about the same or maybe slightly better than it was on my X.
     
  6. OTACORB macrumors 68000

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    XR since release, never had a dropped call or WiFi issues. I have used it up to 2 hours at a time in conference calls. I would say you need to have it checked as the XR is not known for cellular or WiFi issues.
     
  7. MacLappy macrumors 6502

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    XR launch day, noticeably better reception than iPhone 7 plus.
     
  8. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    My XR has the same reception as my 8 did in the metro Atlanta area and no issue with WiFi disconnects. I say see if ya can get a new one.
     
  9. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

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    My Xʀ has the same issue. I’m awaiting replacement stock to arrive in the apple store and then I’ll see if a new unit helps...
     
  10. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 8 plus with intel modem as my personal phone.
    SE as my work phone with qualcomm modem.
    Both on same carrier.
    Reception is better on the intel 8 plus, care to explain this?
     
  11. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    Issues lately could be from 12.1.2 that has cellular issues documented across the net.
     
  12. BigG94 macrumors member

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  13. gianton macrumors member

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    I second that.
     
  14. Garen macrumors regular

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  15. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    I would hope the 8 Plus even with an intel modem would be better as the SE is using the same modem as the iPhone 6.
     
  16. BigG94 macrumors member

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    I'm going to have to do an about face ... I have a separate thread about it ... in that I've now started having reception issues in certain places where I had none with my previous Android, and it's impacting call quality. I never have any more than 2 bars inside my house (I also did a field test mode check and I'm at -107 which isn't very good) and calls sound like crap. Elsewhere in town, where I'm apparently getting a stronger signal and a full four bars, calls sound fine.
     
  17. apolloa macrumors G4

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    And you can thank the latest iOS update that was for the XS and XR models only, they had to change the software in regards to reception due to their spat with Qualcomm, because Apple has been found guilty in Europe and China of breaching their patents.
    They had to do it to keep the phones on sale as I understand but apparently it’s lead to numerous reports of reception issues.

    http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/12/22/apple-ios-12-1-2-problem-iphone-xs-max-xr-mobile-data-cellular-4g-cannot-load-internet/amp/

    Don’t forget they beta tested this release for less then 1 week...
    Apple rushed this out I believe after German courts found Apple guilty of breaching Qualcomm’s patents as well as Chinese courts.

    So for the moment I wouldn’t bother changing the phone as it could be exactly the same on all XR and XS models.
     
  18. Davidhedge macrumors member

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    This.
     
  19. nviz22 macrumors 603

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    Do dual SIMs have a major impact on battery life with bad reception? Since it’s two signals trying to connect to a tower?
     
  20. vince22 macrumors regular

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    excellent LTE reception and performance here from Tmobile.
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  21. Davidhedge macrumors member

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    Daaaaaaaamn. I’m lucky if I get 40mbps download here in PA. Still love T-Mobile though.
     
  22. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    I think 12.1 from 12.0.1 makes finding signal faster when underground and back up
     
  23. samevansinworthi macrumors newbie

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    I think you maybe getting that speed as you are on the WiFi..
     
  24. vince22 macrumors regular

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    here’s LTE vs WiFi (home-250mbps)
     
  25. samevansinworthi macrumors newbie

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    The UK is clearly in a galaxy far, far away when it comes to 4G speeds. Meh.
     

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