1. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    I have a white iPhone 4S, i got it october 14, never dropped it, had a case on it since day 1, minute 1. And starting today, i noticed my battery life would literally go down by the minute, i unplugged it, and within 3 minutes it was down to 99%, and I went out today, and I would recieve an imessage or text message, and i would loose service at that time. it would say searching... searching... and then I would get it back but every 3ish minutes i loose service unless im in my wifi area. I have at&t, i know sprint was having problems with their service but i havent heard of anything about this with at&t, it really frustrates me. I realllly need an answer on how to fix this, please let me know!! thanks!
    10-22-2011 11:03 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    When your iPhone drops carrier connection, does it reflect full reception or do the bars drop completely?
    10-22-2011 11:12 PM
  3. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    im not sure what you mean, it goes completely down, doesnt send messages and calls dont work. But when it comes back, it usually has 1 bar, then 3 and if im lucky 5. I had a blackberry bold right before the iphone 4s, and i had perfect service in my area at all times so its confusing why i am loosing signal on a phone thats 7 days old
    10-22-2011 11:15 PM
  4. jakeless.123's Avatar
    im not sure what you mean, it goes completely down, doesnt send messages and calls dont work. But when it comes back, it usually has 1 bar, then 3 and if im lucky 5. I had a blackberry bold right before the iphone 4s, and i had perfect service in my area at all times so its confusing why i am loosing signal on a phone thats 7 days old
    Might have to take ur phone in and get a new one
    10-22-2011 11:18 PM
  5. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    where should I go? apple store or at&t?
    10-22-2011 11:19 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You answered what i was asking...i was basically curious if, when you lose reception, you still visually had full (or any) bars of service showing on your iPhone.

    I'm assuming when your service goes out, it reads "SEARCHING" on the top status bar?

    Are you in a large metropolitan area?

    ...also, as far as the battery goes, check your location services to see if anything is constantly running, if not, monitor the consistency and if it maintains poor battery life, call Apple and tell them you want a replacement...though personally, i think it still might be something rooted in iOS 5 that will be addressed in a forth coming firmware update...
    10-22-2011 11:24 PM
  7. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    its just anoying because i have things to do i have places to go i cant even make a call because i lose service! I might visit the apple store tomorrow and see what they can do, but thanks everyone for the help
    10-22-2011 11:35 PM
  8. ame's Avatar
    I have a white iPhone 4S, i got it october 14, never dropped it, had a case on it since day 1, minute 1. And starting today, i noticed my battery life would literally go down by the minute, i unplugged it, and within 3 minutes it was down to 99%, and I went out today, and I would recieve an imessage or text message, and i would loose service at that time. it would say searching... searching... and then I would get it back but every 3ish minutes i loose service unless im in my wifi area. I have at&t, i know sprint was having problems with their service but i havent heard of anything about this with at&t, it really frustrates me. I realllly need an answer on how to fix this, please let me know!! thanks!
    Take it in. NOW. I had that, I went through several SIM cards. I ended up back at the Apple Store within another day or two and they replaced it. Make an appointment right now for when you are going tomorrow. Don't just go or they may not let you in the store. Our stores are like roped off, anyone without an appointment cannot get in for iPhone anything.
    10-22-2011 11:44 PM
  9. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    i cant make an appointment right now, but its not easy to go to an apple store near me, the closest is an hour away :/ but im gonna try to ge tup there tomorrow
    10-22-2011 11:58 PM
  10. ame's Avatar
    No, you seriously need an appointment. They won't even let you in the store without one. Make one online for like 1pm. You can always get there early and try to see if they let you see a guy earlier. But if you don't have an appointment you wait in line with the people hoping to buy one.
    10-23-2011 12:30 AM
  11. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    I have a 3:40 appointment, to get a new iPhone 4s hopefully no problems with this one. Thanks everyone for the help
    10-23-2011 02:04 PM
  12. ame's Avatar
    Ok! I hope all goes smoothly.
    10-23-2011 02:14 PM
  13. cole_bedsaul's Avatar
    I had to wait a little longer than I wanted but everything went well and I'm typing this from my new iPhone 4s! Thanks guys
    10-23-2011 05:10 PM
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