My SIMPLE fix to iPhone 4 reception issue...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by steeler560, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. steeler560 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    I currently have my new iPhone 4 in a MiLi PowerSpring case/battery and since using the MiLi no more reception issues. My wife, however, hates using a case and she continued to have issues with signal dips.

    It took me less than a minute to fix her phone using clear tape and an Exacto knife. I simply covered the bottom left corner of the metal antenna band with clear tape and used the Exacto knife to neatly trim the tape.

    Problem solved! You can't even see the tape and she gets 4 bars no matter how much you hold the left side of the phone.

    Apparently the issue has nothing to do with covering the antenna as much as it does using a non-conducting material near that bottom left corner joint of the phone. All Apple has to do is ad some sort of durable clear plastic coating to the metal band.
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    The hand is a conducting material. The issue is placing a conducting material over the gap.
  3. MikieMcBikie macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    clear fingernail polish works as well....or pink if ya like ;)
  4. steeler560 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    Correct, and the tape is NON-CONDUCTING so once you put the tape a half inch to the top and bottom of this gap problem goes away...try it!
  5. bova80 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    tape doesn't work. i've tried it, even put 3 layers of electrical tape and didn't solve the issue. i'll wait for apple to actually do something about it.
  6. ddoolin macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Drama queen. Your phone is obviously even more special.
  7. steeler560 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    It's because you're not using Scotch brand tape! ;) Electrical tape...Good God, might as well used a Band-Aid!

    Make sure you start right near the left bottom speaker to about an inch above the gap on the bottom left more reception issues.

    I just tried this on both my iPhone 4 and my wife's and no more reception issues.

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