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06-29-2010, 11:48 PM #81
definitely helped compared to before. If I give it the death grip, I can make it lose signal. but it wont lose signal by normal use anymore which is a start.
06-29-2010, 11:49 PM #82
06-29-2010, 11:52 PM #83
Not sure exactly how to go about fixing this with the above mentioned options. Ie: taping. What do you tape? The gold contacts? The sim tray? The sacrificial coatings. What exactly do you use? Brand names please. Then instructions. If this is in fact the issue AT&T will be issuing everyone new improved sims in the near future.
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06-29-2010, 11:54 PM #84
and as for my 2 cents on the death grip.
my iphone had this problem for the first two days i had it and now no matter what i do to try to make it drop bars it doesn't happen anymore
06-29-2010, 11:55 PM #85
^Enlighten us please, what part of the sim do we tape? I see the OP edited and a pic it appears you only tape a small part of the bottom?
06-29-2010, 11:55 PM #86
No matter how lower I get my bars by touching the bands I always have 3g speeds that are the same as if I had full bars.
06-29-2010, 11:57 PM #87
here's my experience, i've been expirmenting with this since i read it earlier...
the tape method doesn't seem to fully resolve the issue. The "death grip" is still happening.
What I DID notice was that removing the sim and putting it back in the WITH the tape gave me a temporary moment when the death grip didn't seem to drop me past 3 bars (where as it usually kicks me down to 1)...
I'm thinking it may have something to do with the sim and the act of removing it and putting it back in more than it touching any metal, as the video shown by arfreitas12 proves.
I will continue using the phone but the death grip problem has not gone away for me, and I've carefully blocked the metal contacts from the sim using tape, paper, etc.
if it works for you, maybe your phone is different from mine. wanna trade?
06-29-2010, 11:59 PM #88
06-30-2010, 12:02 AM #89
I was a somewhat none believer at first when I first heard about this I experienced no issue with Edge on, yesterday I used 3G Internet for the first time and I instant noticed the death grip or newly any grip gives some sort of signal drop, I go from 5 bars on 3G to 0 and the phone switching itself to 2G again. I tried the tape trick didn't work.
06-30-2010, 12:05 AM #90
This is awesome news! All those ppl that were in an up rage about this signal issue ready to switch to android can now stay with the iPhone 4! I myself was getting second thoughts about buying an iPhone 4, but now I'm worry free! Serious kudos to that dude that found this fix!
06-30-2010, 12:06 AM #91
Just tested it again with another iPhone. I removed the sim slid it back in reset the settings and phone. Now the death grip is gone. WTH? Also a friend of mine in Europe isn't having a problem. I think that Apple is baffled as well which is why they are staying quiet for a fix until they figure out the real issue. None the less. I'm still happy with my new bad ***** gadget. Just wish I could use the FaceTime over skype and theme the icons on this bad boy. Patients :-). Oh and netflix where are ya at???
06-30-2010, 12:09 AM #92
It worked !!! for me never got 5 bar only 3 since got the phone
06-30-2010, 12:09 AM #93
I also want to throw in my thoughts on the 3g speeds. I have really good 3g connection in the area im in(usualy 2mb/s +) however when i am on the network for a long period of time i seem to get bottlenecked by att or something and i go down to having speeds of .01 mb/s (still with full service bars on 3g)
It seems to me its a att network issue no the new iphone.
06-30-2010, 12:10 AM #94
This may have actually worked for me...All bars soo far! The death grip still is a problem but with my case and this fix I have great reception.
06-30-2010, 12:10 AM #95
Didn't work for me either. But I don't have the problem in the first place unless I intentionally hold my phone in a way that no one should hold their phone.
06-30-2010, 12:12 AM #96
06-30-2010, 12:18 AM #97
Omg I can't believe apple didn't figure this out lol.
06-30-2010, 12:20 AM #98
06-30-2010, 12:21 AM #99
I don't see how that was a fix. If you look at the sim tray you will notice a gray plastic sticker that is covering the metal tray. Here take a look.
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06-30-2010, 12:21 AM #100
Well I tried taping the sim. [just the very edge on the shortest side] making sure not to tape over any of the 3 grooves on the sim gold contact where the phones contacts engage. Ensuring that the phone still makes a connection to the sim. Reinserted. Restarted phone. Popup indicated that no sim was inserted. I used about a mm of tape on the edge without overlapping the sim to phone contact zone and it wouldn't recognize my sim. Glad I didn't try anything other than tape.