Poor cell reception iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rosenbergendo, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. rosenbergendo macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    Got my 32gb AT&T iPhone today. No scratches but the cell service in North Palm Beach on the iPhone 5 is horrid. Maybe b/c it is switching between LTE and 4g? My wife's 4gs was getting 2bars while my 5 had "no service"!!! I hope this isn't antenna gate all over again! Anyone else with these same issues?
  2. walkman macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Per some of the other posts you should try rebooting your phone & resetting your network settings. Post back if that makes any difference.
  3. cooldudesas macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    Im having the problem with my new iphone 5. It always has gotten 3-4 bars at house. Now its getting 1-2, usually 2. I reset my network setting with no help. Im on verizon.
  4. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    bars aren't everything check -DBM levels
  5. zr9000 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Had reception at home with old Blackberry but get no reception with new iphone5.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    It's certainly possible to have less coverage on LTE than fauxG.

    It's not. Don't jump to ridiculous conclusions when there's a simpler and more likely answer. If it was antennagate then you wouldn't be able to miss the threads on the matter. One person's problems do not make a "-gate" despite how quickly people seem to jump to attach the -gate suffix to things. Such usage always dilutes meaning.
  7. russk macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2012
    iphon5 reception bad

    Our house is in a weak reception area, however, my iphone4 and my wife's 3GS got good enough reception to be able to make and receive calls 95% of the time from our house. Now we BOTH have iphone5's, and we can almost NEVER make or receive calls from home. When my daughter arrives with her iphone4, she can make calls from our house easily.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Are you trying to compare LTE band reception and 3G reception?
    If you got full bars before with 3G it doesn't mean you will also get full bars connected to LTE now.
    2 different wireless systems.
  9. Mikex6956 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    Weak reception on my ip5 too !
    Be aware to not pull your iphone in your pocket !
    You will lost all connection or you will bent it !
    This iphone need to stay out of our pocket !
    Lol this sucks !
  10. bcooln macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    lolz, this is the samething happen to me, once i put it in my pocket, it will appear no service lol
  11. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Mine is even worse. When you reboot the phone or turn off airplane mode after a long time, LTE/3G works for 5 minutes and then reverts to Edge or even GPRS. I've reseted settings and network settings but nothing has helped. I think it's hardware problem.
  12. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    No, no one else has ever had issues with their i5. You're unique!

    Was that a serious question or are you just trolling? You have the i5 for less than a day and you're already here spazzing out about it? You've owned iPhones in the past yes? You know at times if there are issues simply restart to see if that fixes it right? No, the sky isn't falling calm down CL.
  13. iALLOUT4eva macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2012
    PlayDay Land
    Ya Im having the same problem too #. My nephew's i4 has 2-3 bars most time while my i5 hasno service to 1 bar#. We r both on sprint#.I just hope this can be fixed with a software update#.

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