Will Turning off GPS, Wifi, and bluetooth fix the reception issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stuart21, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Stuart21 macrumors member

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    I was just wondering if anyone had tested this. Im at work right now and even if I death grip my phone I can't get my bars to drop. But if I'm at home I can get it down to say 2 bars. I know its not a fix but I was just curious to see if that would help out.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth are controlled by a different antenna. I don't think that the two would interfere.
     
  3. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Bridging the gap extends the length of the antenna, if I understand things correctly that is what is really messing things up, not the fact that the other antenna runs other stuff.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You are correct.
     
  5. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Q: Will Turning off GPS, Wifi, and bluetooth fix the reception issue?

    A: Turning the phone off will, but do you need a paperweight with a 24 months subscription?
     
  6. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    I think what he means is that maybe the interception is made because the other antenna is transmitting other things and when you "short" the 2 antennas the signals gets mixed up or what ever, maybe turning those things off will leave the other antenna with out any signals and when you short the 2 antennas the 3G antenna will not get interrupted by other signals and it wont cause the reception issues.

    Thats what I understand with his question...
     
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Right, but that's not the issue. The issue is bridging the gap makes the antenna longer. When you get into RF transmissions... that's a bad thing. The length of the antenna is very precise.
     
  8. Stuart21 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well that answers my question. I though the bridging would be fixed if you turned off the antenna for the Wifi, GPS, and bluetooth. I never said it was a permenant fix. My phone has been great and is not a paperweight. Yes if I squeze the hell out of it I can drop it down to 2 bars but I dont get dropped calls and my 3g data always work. But im also not intentionally bridging the gap im just holding it like I normally would.
     
  9. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, after I read this topic I try that on my Bro's i4 and when I dont know if his suffers from the reception issues very bad like a lot of users (he havent had a dropped call since the day he got it) , yesterday i did a few speed test touching that part and the tests failed or were very slow while if i stop holding that part it completed the speed test normally. Today I cant replicate this, no matter how i hold it does the speed test at the same speed.

    I turned off the wifi,gps and BT and the speed test were faster ( like 2300kbps vs 1900kbps ) but it could be just coincidence.

    The Phone lose signal when I hold it the wrong way for like 30 seconds, but it still manage to do a few (5 o 6) 1800-1900kbps speed tests with just 1 Bar of signal...


    So due to my mixed results I cant say this doesnt work but I dont think it will make a difference...
     

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