1. boovish's Avatar
    Has anybody else noticed a worse connection than other devices? My 6 only gets 2 bars where my friends 5 gets 4 bars in the same area. I tried resetting the network settings, but no luck there. Any tips on improving reception
    09-29-2014 07:12 PM
  2. geekymcfly's Avatar
    I believe i'm experiencing worse connections but mostly with wifi. I just did a restore but I chose to start new instead of from a backup.
    09-29-2014 07:16 PM
  3. gcantrell's Avatar
    Which carrier do you have OP? I have Verizon and I haven't noticed any issues yet.
    09-29-2014 07:33 PM
  4. o4liberty's Avatar
    I am on AT&T and get great reception.
    09-29-2014 08:26 PM
  5. zerog46's Avatar
    Just the opposite.
    09-29-2014 08:38 PM
  6. cycy123's Avatar
    I'm using Straighttalk. When I using Samsung S3 andS4, I can get full bar,but after I switched to iphone6, I only get 2-3bar of signal...
    And I try to use a new sim card,but still :/
    09-29-2014 08:55 PM
  7. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I have Verizon in Buffalo, NY, and have an iPhone 6.. I have been noticing my Cellular connection to be less than it was before, but I think it might have to do with IOS8.0.2.. In the same area iPhone 5's on the same tower, same location measure around -88db's while my iPhone 6 at the same time is measuring -99 on up db's.. I also notice that my iPhone 6 likes to fluctuate a lot with no movement constantly +\- 10dbs or so.. The iPhones I have been checking it against have either 8.0.2 or 7.1.2 installed on them
    09-29-2014 09:15 PM
  8. 1caz's Avatar
    I'm with AT&T and have a similar issue, with my Iphone 5 I can get full signal, but so far with my iphone 6 all I get is 3 to 4 in the same areas where I used to get a strong signal. I've not updated to 8.02 yet, and most likely it won't until there is a better update.
    09-29-2014 09:59 PM
  9. jake501's Avatar
    Same here on my iPhone 6 on AT&T. In my travels, I've noticed that my cell signal is like a bar or two less than what my iPhone 5
    was in the same locations.. I've also been having the WIFI slowdowns. I reset my router by holding in the reset button for 10 sec. Some how that alone fixed my wifi problems at home. but I'm still having the wifi issues on the router at work and wifi hot spots.. I think these are IOS 8 bugs and hoping another quick update is released soon to correct it.
    09-30-2014 12:35 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    On the contrary. I noticed that I'm connecting faster and in places where I wasn't connecting before, such as at more underground stations on the metro.
    I'm also getting better reception on the road.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    09-30-2014 07:19 AM
  11. LCW's Avatar
    Same here. I've noticed a significantly better reception with the 6 than what I ever had with the 5. Inside my office, "dead" zones while driving. Far better reception and fewer "no service" instances with the 6.
    09-30-2014 09:24 PM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've had much worse reception lately at work but it's not the phone's fault. I used to get at least 4 bars AT&T at work and now I get 1 or no service. One of the offices above me is/has a SCIF and I think they have some sort of cell phone blocker which unfortunately extends beyond the borders of their office.
    09-30-2014 10:25 PM
  13. boovish's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon, and I thought that maybe the 8.0.2 update would fix it, but I guess I'll have to wait and see for iOS 8.1. And @Karenkcoulter I feel you, my school uses them even though they illegal to use within the US and many other countries, so you might be able to blackmail them into removing it.
    10-01-2014 07:03 AM
  14. TekNinja81's Avatar
    I'm coming from having a few Android devices over the past couple of years, last iPhone I had was the 4. So nothing on the iOS platform to fairly compare it to at the moment; but in comparison to my HTC One M7 I had for the past year, I do find my iPhone 6 to be reporting a lower signal strength.

    I live in a 14th-floor apartment, and my signal fluctuates between 4 and 5 bars; at my work it's anywhere from 2-4 bars, but often closer to 2 where I spend most of my time. The HTC would almost always have 5 bars at home, and usually 3-4 bars at work.

    This may just be a difference in how the iPhone calculates signal strength however. Hard to judge since each of these devices may use different radios, calculations etc.

    As of yet I've not had any dropped calls (I rarely actually talk anyway, lol!), but I have had my data cut out on me in my underground parking, which rarely if ever happened with my HTC.

    *** Side note: If the iPhone can't obtain an LTE signal, will it always show/fallback to 3G, or would it also show 4G? My HTC would fallback to 4G, and I don't recall it ever showing 3G or anything else below 4G speeds. ***
    10-01-2014 10:43 AM
  15. neurodave's Avatar
    I get better reception across the board with my 6, than I did my iPhone 5S. I'm on T-Mobile, in the NYC area.
    10-01-2014 01:06 PM
  16. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    nope. I'm in So cal and close to the ocean the signal was crap on my 4s it's crap on my 6 except i get slow LTE. Voice wise i've only made one call and it was fine from the crap reception in my apartment. But where i live because i'm close to the ocean pretty much none of the carriers get good reception. There are places where they almost all lose data completely and often voice too. Data wise my lte is slow but it's still better than the crap the super slow 3g i got on my 4s and very often where i live i can only get edge or whatever "1x" means. When i move further inland my LTE get's quite a bit faster but it's still notoriously spotty in So Cal. Plus there's the simple fact that there's a **** ton of people here, all with cellphones and not nearly enough tower bandwidth regardless of carrier. And you can go from neighborhood to neighborhood town to town and the "best carrier" will vary from town to town. Now it's never Sprint lol but like you'll surely find people on Verizon that don't think it's anything special or get crap reception where they live and same goes for the other carriers. But my buddy has a nexus phone with LTE and he get's no reception at all while i do. Same network but i think i my iphone 6 get's more bands.
    10-01-2014 05:10 PM
  17. CrzyP's Avatar
    I was at the T-Mobile store today and the 6 was getting better reception than my 5s. The 6 was getting two bars of LTE and I was getting one bar of 4g.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-01-2014 10:13 PM
  18. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    Amazing did a test today when bowling with family, had my 6, my girlfriends 5 on 7.0.2, friends 5s on 8.0.2, and friends 5c on 8.0.2.. Placed them all next to each other, they all were getting -75 db's while my 'new' 6 was at -92 db's.. Brother in laws galaxy s5 had full bars.. Funny enough I reset my network settings a few times and my phone would show the -75 dbs for a minute or so, then go back to crap.. We are all on verizon and the same tower.. Its killing me! Yes this is what I do during family nights out! Lol
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    10-05-2014 12:20 AM
  19. boovish's Avatar
    Yeah, I've tried resetting the network settings as well, and it even shows the full bars after airplane mode. maybe iOS 8.1 will fix it
    10-10-2014 07:29 AM
  20. AB Lambert's Avatar
    I am with Verizon and my connection is better than it was with my Galaxy S3. Improve with the IOS 8.0.2 update, but I am not sure that had anything to do with it. I heard the next up will improve even more the RF signal.

    A.B.
    10-10-2014 07:33 AM

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