Signal is worse on 8.3 on Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EvoXOhio, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. EvoXOhio macrumors member

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    Ever since the 8.3 upgrade on my iPhone 6+ on Verizon, I've been seeing worse signal in my hometown. Instead of a constant LTE, it sometimes goes to 3G, 1x, and occasionally no signal. I had thought maybe it was a tower problem in my area.

    Well today at work (which is 30 miles away from my house), I've tried sending texts from my office and am having issues. I have poor signal at my desk as it is (it bounces between 1x and 3g), but it's always enough to send/receive phone calls, and send/receive texts. Today I have been unable to send texts because it is always on 1 bar of 1x or no signal.

    I'm wondering if anyone else is having this issue. I've done a hard reset several times. I have not tried a restore or anything like that yet.

    Thanks.
     
  2. I7guy macrumors P6

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    I seem to have less bars one 5s but cellular connection and call quality are the same.
     
  3. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    Restore as new? did you receive the carrier update.
     
  4. EvoXOhio thread starter macrumors member

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    I have not tried to restore as new yet. I wanted to see if it was a widespread problem before going through that hassle. I don't remember receiving a carrier upgrade.
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    When I hooked my iPhone 6+ up to iTunes after a replacement, there was a carrier update available. Maybe you need to try that.
     
  6. EvoXOhio thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll give that a shot. I do the wifi sync so i never look at itunes. Carrier upgrades don't come directly to the phone like iOS updates?
     
  7. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I thought they were supposed to, but when I checked from the phone, it showed none available. It was only after I attached to iTunes on my Mac, did I see the update.
     
  8. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    Go to settings > general > about.. you should be prompted to install the update.
     
  9. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    And as I had posted, the update did not show up for me here. It only showed up in iTunes which is why I suggested it.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think there's one for Verizon. Just 19.0 that comes with 8.3 (so far).
     
  11. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    My phone is slightly worse, if anything. Like maybe a -5 dbm difference at most (I always have my phone in the field test mode with numbers displaying instead of bars) no difference in quality really either.
     
  12. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I haven't noticed anything different from 8.2 on my iPhone 5.
     
  13. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is that the carrier version you have for Verizon (19.01, not 19.1 or just 19.0)? What device in particular? Did you get an update come through recently?
     
  15. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    The update was last week. I'm on att and it's 19.1
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Ah, so not Verizon.
     
  17. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    Verizon has a carried update as well.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    For Verizon 19.0 came with 8.3 at least for the iPhones and 19.1 is there for the iPads, but that's it so far.
     
  19. falkedup macrumors regular

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    I'm having problems too. In areas where i would get 8-20 Mbps down on Verizon LTE I'm now getting 0.45-0.70 Mbps. It still shows 3-4 bars too. I can barely do anything with these speeds. I tested this at my job and at home(different towns).

    Also I have the latest carrier update(19.1)
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Replying to my own post: looks like Verizon 19.1 carrier update was released for iPhones as well in the last few weeks. Not sure if it will help with anything for those who are having issues, but, pointing it out, just in case.
     
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  22. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a

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    I have Verizon and I updated to carrier verision 19.1. I have always had about 15-20mbps at my home. After it is .82. It has been slower everywhere else too.
     
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  25. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    I heard the same from my friend on VZW. I have att, no changes, even better the launched lte 2 in my area. Apple meesed up with volte in 8.3 beta2 with vzw , they couldn't fix it for about 2 weeks. I think that's why new carrier update 19.1for vzw was late. My friend has volte off now and his voice quality are really bad. He told me that he has up too one bar less now.
     

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