ipod touch wifi versus iphone 4s

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by EGS1550, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. EGS1550 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2012
    My daughter has a recent ipod touch (bought about a year ago from apple store). I have an iphone 4s. From her room she gets maybe 1 bar of wifi signal strength and I get 3-4 bars on my iphone from the same spot.

    Should I take into an apple store or is this typical?
  2. ndavid126 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    I would give it a shot.

    Before you go to the Apple Store try these steps:

    Make sure she is on the latest iOS.
    Download the Speed test app. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speedtest.net-mobile-speed/id300704847?mt=8) on both devices and post screenshots here. When doing it make sure you use the Same server.

    If there is a big difference and if it's not an inconvenience to go into the nearest Apple Store and you have time I would give it a try. It's not going to hurt you, and while the 4s is newer and a difference of one bar would make since a difference of 3-4 seems excessive to me. Are you sure you are on the same network and not a neighbors open network? That has happened to me before where a device of mine connects to my neighbors network and I don't notice.
  3. tehpea macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2011
    It's impossible to get 4 bars wifi signal on an iPod touch or on an iPhone... you probably looked at the cellular signal on the iPhone 4S. Make sure you're looking at the image after the carrier's name (AT&T, Verizon, whatever) and not the image before.

    Look at the image here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS#Home_screen and read the caption.

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