1. Vydar's Avatar
    I updated my iphone 4 today and ever since, my signal for 3G and edge has been drastically reduced now I average about 1-2 bars and I know it's usually been better. Since the update it seems worse. I know the update was to fix how the bars were shown but dang I'm actually disappointed in the iPhone for the first time. Anyone else have this issue?
    07-21-2010 09:02 PM
  2. solius's Avatar
    well from what i understand your signal quality i guess is what you would call it should not be affected you should just be seeing your true signal strength after the update.
    07-21-2010 09:14 PM
  3. Vydar's Avatar
    I guess but the overall signal seems just worse I mean, I find it hard to believe that my signal strength is that poor.
    07-21-2010 09:32 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Believe it. Darth Jobs finds your lack of faith disturbing.
    07-21-2010 10:10 PM
  5. mpaquette's Avatar
    Does your phone perform any differently since the reduction in bars?
    07-21-2010 10:33 PM
  6. jscholz22's Avatar
    My signal is terrible now since the update. I live in the St. Louis area and have always had 5 bars on 3G since the original iphone. Now i'm lucky to get 4 if i am outside on a clear day. When i go inside it is 2 or 3 tops. I am frequently dropping calls and having very poor quality. It sounds like people are in their car on blue tooth for every conversation. It was a lot better before the software update!! I am not happy at all with the phone or service after 4.0.1
    07-21-2010 11:34 PM
  7. Vydar's Avatar
    Yes it does seem to actually be a bit slower
    07-21-2010 11:35 PM
  8. big9erfan's Avatar
    4.0.1 didn't do anything to the signal other than show you the "actual" bars you have vs the bars that the iPhone ( since the beginning ) was showing you.
    07-21-2010 11:38 PM
  9. Vydar's Avatar
    Well I agree if I get 4 bars outside I'm lucky and I hve had numerous dropped calls since. I too, am not happy.
    07-21-2010 11:43 PM
  10. jscholz22's Avatar
    Well speaking for myself the call quality on the i4 is noticably worse than previous models. And as far as bars go. If I can't get 5 outside in st Louis then something is wrong. I think apple has tweaked the code to hide the affects of the death grip.
    07-21-2010 11:47 PM
  11. Vydar's Avatar
    I think you're right. I live near Sacramento and I always had 5 bars and good call quality but it has gone down since the update and I wouldn't doubt if they are simply hiding the real signal.
    07-22-2010 12:10 AM