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Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fazelot, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. fazelot macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2016
    Having a weird problem with my iPhone 6, fresh out of warranty. For no good reason (didn't drop my phone or anything like that), I lost connection to my carrier (AT&T). Wifi was working fine.
    Multiple reboots, network resets, flight mode toggle, SIM reseating (even SIM switch at the AT&T store) didn't fix the problem.
    I was on iOS 9.2 and had 9.3 already downloaded, so the AT&T guy suggested applying the update. I updated to 9.3, and upon reboot I had a signal and connected to my carrier. Yay !
    Except, a few hours later I checked my phone and had the same problem again. Again reboots / resets / checking for carrier updates etc to no avail.
    I read online that some people had this issue fixed by dropping their phone. I wasn't about to do that, so I banged my phone on my knuckles a couple of times, and after yet another reboot, it connected to my carrier, and has been working since (last night).
    What gives ? Is there a connection inside the phone loose or something like that ? I'd prefer a more permanent fix.

    TL;DR: Hitting my phone (temporarily ?) fixed my connection problem.
  2. fazelot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2016
    Update: Phone lost connection again. I banged it on my knee a couple of times, and it connected to my carrier without having to restart.
    Nobody has any idea what the problem could be ?
  3. dimzen macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2011
  4. fazelot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2016
    Went already to the AT&T store and them give me a new sim card. Didn't fix the issue.

    Phone just lost service again, just sitting on the desk. Gdamn it. Slammed it on the desk twice and the signal came back.
  5. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Keep slamming that phone and you won't have to worry about it losing its signal....o_O
  6. fazelot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2016
    Yep, that's true. At least I won't worry about iPhones anymore.
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    I've heard if your warranty JUST expired, you might be able to get the apple store to swap it out anyway as a personal favor without the manager's approval. i think its worth a shot. throw yourself at their mercy and hope for the best. don't bring in a phone thats jailbroken

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