iPhone XS Max Is the mobile reception on the xs Max even worse than iPhone X ?

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  1. JPack macrumors 68040

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  2. iMaxed Suspended

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    Not noticing any diff with LTE where i live, but on wifi my 8 would work easy 120m from home and Max now only 30m.
     
  3. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    If you have a WIFI issue then your cellular is fine it's either or for some strange reason
     
  4. uecker87 macrumors regular

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    I use Signal check Pro for the signal levels on the Pixel 2 and Field test mode on the iPhone. Then make sure the PCI and LTE bands are the same when comparing the RSRP values.
     
  5. iMaxed Suspended

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    I wouldn't say it's a issue wifi has never dropped or anything, the range is just not as far. Mine was made 9/18.
     
  6. Sweet Pikake macrumors newbie

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    could be wrong, T MO does not have strong signal at my location, but I think it's good enough to download what I need, when at home, it's always on my router, iPhone XS Max 512GB sim free
     

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  7. cshaver101 macrumors member

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    My phones had other issues in addition to the slow speeds and inconsistent service. Even when I tried to do the ##update#, it would say it’s updating and then nothing else ever happened. So I was having other issues too
     
  8. jlevy73 macrumors member

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    In my home office, which has terrible reception on Verizon, got the following results:

    Pixel 2XL - 110
    Iphone X - 108
    iPhone XS Max - 110

    All suck equally.

    A common issue on both iPhone X and Max is when going from an area of no reception to reception, it will stall at 3G unless I toggle airplane mode. Pixel 2XL on the other hand, doesn't have this issue at all.
     
  9. Wags macrumors 6502a

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    If it was ‘one off’ Apple Would tell you to see genius not delete posts.
    If Apple was to try and quietly fix with hardware change would have to admit previous were bad.
    Do they need to re-file if changed antenna design in any way.
     
  10. uecker87 macrumors regular

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    Hmm. Interesting results. That some what confirms what I noticed. I had the 2 XL briefly before the smaller 2 (which I have now). I found the smaller 2 definitely has better signal than the XL.

    My XS Max regains LTE very quickly. However I have read others with the same issue as you.

    What LTE band were you on?
     
  11. jlevy73 macrumors member

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    Band 2.
     
  12. blahatthat macrumors newbie

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    iOS 12 beta 2 is available to the public. See if anyone see any difference. My LTE is faster.
     
  13. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    Does not fix wifi or LTE issues. That will likely come with 12.0.1 or 12.0.2 if a software fix is even possible
     
  14. blahatthat macrumors newbie

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    I'm sad. :/
     
  15. PBz macrumors 68020

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    I was excited to get the XS soon. Definitely not now. Sent this thread to Tim Cook & said I would consider buying it when they resolve this cluster. Gotta love social media.
     
  16. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

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    nope have both
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    wifi issue is def fixed on beta 2.
     
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  19. gadgetfreaky macrumors 65816

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    I had the wifi problem w/ 5 ghz- it's def gone in beta 2
     
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    my bad i retarted my router and everything is good. On Beta 2, my speeds are the same as my 8 plus. Good job on the update apple!
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    Nvm that fixed it for a couple minutes. I think it's a software issue because right after a restart i get back to my 150-200mbps speed then 5 minutes later I'm down to 10-20mbps while my imac still pulls 200. So something is up
     
  21. Alicia1 macrumors regular

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    I don't make many calls however when I am on a call I am find it drops out and then it takes the phone approx. 10s secs to re connect to Telstra. I love the phone, however I am not happy about this.
     
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    As I stated in another post, AJ is quite visible and participates very frequently on the S4GRU forums and is a moderator there. While I do think his intention was to stir the pot by posting the stuff just before announcements as he’s never been an Apple fan, his initial observations and subsequent posts aren’t wrong either.
     
  24. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    that's only a temp fix and the problems will return
     
  25. Ngamtns706 macrumors regular

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    If you can get it to temporarily fix, it is not a hardware problem. A hardware problem you can’t fix unless you redesign or replace hardware. If true, that right there shows it is some type of software problem.
     

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