Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cwake17, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. cwake17 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2009
    Does anyone get this a lot? My phone goes to "Searching..." fairly often lately and even in my own bedroom... where I usually have 5 bars. In fact it will be searching for several minutes then suddenly go to full signal. What gives?
  2. mct74 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2008
    Started getting intermittent single bar coverage in my house where I used to have 5 bars recently. At first I thought it was my new 3Gs (never noticed the issue with my 3G), but then I check my wife's 3G and it was exhibiting similar behavior. I am wondering if the 3.0 update caused a change in the way the antenna functions to save battery. Of course, if yours is "searching", one would think that would use more battery, so there goes that theory...

    I did notice that once I started using the phone for a call or download, the bars would return to 5 rather quickly once data started transmitting. Hence the reason I thought it was a new "sleep mode" for the antenna...

    Just found this as well:


    Not sure if you are on a 3Gs or not, but having numerical reading of signal strength is pretty cool...

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