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06-29-2010, 10:18 PM #1
Possible fix for reception issues?
Some crazy (read: awesome) fellow over at [ame=http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=955742]MacRumors[/ame] may have accidentally run into the real cause of the so dreaded reception issue that has been plaguing the iPhone 4. The benefit of finding the cause is that the solution is so simple I'm still having trouble believing until I tried it myself.
It actually worked.
For those that can't be bothered to click or links or have the attention span of a cat on caffeine, here's the summary:
Originally Posted by shawntkeating
NOTE: Of course you can still death palm it and get the signal to fail, this is more directed at those users that have signal issues just by covering the slit with their finger, etc. There seems to be mixed results, maybe it does something, maybe it doesn't.
Feel free to post your results here.
06-29-2010, 10:21 PM #2
Wow, no way. Design flaw of the century. Way to go Mr. Jobs.
06-29-2010, 10:23 PM #3
Good to hear for those having issues!
06-29-2010, 10:23 PM #4
Wow...Well, I guess there's not going to be any software update for this problem, now is there?
It's always nice to find some people who still look at the obvious and find the answer!
06-29-2010, 10:23 PM #5
I tried it and didnt workOwner of: iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, 2G
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06-29-2010, 10:25 PM #6
Trying it now. Thank you for the tip
06-29-2010, 10:25 PM #7
WTH can it be this simple?
06-29-2010, 10:28 PM #8
06-29-2010, 10:28 PM #9
I will be so happy if it is this simple.
06-29-2010, 10:29 PM #10
I hope it works. I'm still rockin no sim. Waiting for a unlock. Maybe there will be a fix by then
06-29-2010, 10:30 PM #11
We all know we were each going to buy ourselves a case for our shinny new iPhones anyway, so I suggest we just go right ahead and do as we'd originally planned and thank God (i.e. Mr. Jobs) we're not still using a freakin' Palm Treo!
06-29-2010, 10:31 PM #12
Explains why some people are having this issue and some arnt?
06-29-2010, 10:31 PM #13
06-29-2010, 10:32 PM #14
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06-29-2010, 10:34 PM #15
This is actually working for me! I cannot get the bars to drop like I could so easily before. We will see if it holds up but I cannot believe this worked
06-29-2010, 10:34 PM #16
Hmmm hoping for a fix but I'm a software guru...hardware fixes are slightly above my realm of expertise . Anybody feel like posting a lovely guide on how to accomplish this fix, or maybe a few tips? Thanks!Bcon
06-29-2010, 10:35 PM #17
****Patiently awaits a YouTube vid of this procedure**
06-29-2010, 10:35 PM #18
wow, that seems to have fixed it. I was able to consistently get the bars to drop, then i put some tape around the section where the SIM metal touches the tray and the issue can't be reproduced!
06-29-2010, 10:36 PM #19
Wow maybe a new sim tray will be mailed to everyone if this is the fix.
06-29-2010, 10:37 PM #20
I dont have any real noticeable reception issues. Bandwidth drops with FIRM grip with sweaty hands with no case. Thats about it...
My SIM is quite a bit off center. I will see what I can do to make sure it does not contact the tray. It appears the tray has some sort of a liner on it to protect the sim contacts from the metal tray, which is in contact with the right antenna.