Tip for improving UK iPhone reception on O2

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mcnicks, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. mcnicks macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006

    I just thought I would pass on this little tip that an O2 salesperson told me over the phone this afternoon. Basically, you get better reception if you choose "O2 - UK" specifically as your carrier, rather than letting the iPhone choose a carrier automatically.

    Go into Settings, choose "Carrier" and select "O2 - UK" rather than "Automatic".

    I am now getting five bars around my house when previously I was only getting one or two. I have no idea whether this is a well-known thing but I thought I would mention it in case it helps other people.
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Thanks for the tip - I'll give it a go tonight :)
  3. afd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2005
    Just tried it. No longer get "No Service" showing. Now it goes down to one bar, the wee blue square disapears and a message appears saying "Network Lost Your selected network is no longer available. You can choose a new network in the Phone Settings". Not too sure if that's an improvement or not. . .

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