the signal bars go down while holding the iphone 4s.

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  1. kuangmao, Nov 25, 2011
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    kuangmao macrumors member

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    This is the iphone 4 problem, I thought the signal problem was fix in iphone 4s,

    How come when i touch the button left , the signal drops from 3 bars to no serivces in only few second....

    I use T-mobile in unlocked iphone 4s.....
     
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    There isn't a signal problem on the 4S. What button are you touching that's making this happen?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    It's called attenuation. That will happen on any phone or transceiver device.
     
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    Doesn't matter, SBG said it. Attenuation happens. Always will.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    As an example, tune an AM/FM radio into any station and then hold onto the antenna. Notice how its reception and quality are degraded; after you let go it will get better again.

    Same thing happens with all cell phones, iPhones included.
     
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    You would think people would realize that holding it in a certain way and the bars going away they wouldn't hold it like that
     
  9. icomputered macrumors member

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    My Sprint iPhone 4S doesn't do that. Maybe it has to do with T-mobile's radio frequency? I would advise to put a case on it, like iPhone 4 owners did in the past.
     

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