1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    So I'm wondering i just came from a galaxy s6 edge and at work with Lte network I always had 3-4 bars but ever since I went back to iPhone 6 whike at work I only have 1 Lte network bar. Is this because of the antenna strength in the phone? Or is apple giving more accurate signal reading?
    08-05-2015 10:13 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Or is apple giving more accurate signal reading?
    Probably this more likely than not.
    08-05-2015 10:23 AM
  3. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Oh ok I wasnt sure. Because I think the galaxy edge 6 has the latest Lte chip so figured it was picking up more signal strength
    08-05-2015 11:09 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can get a more accurate signal reading using the signal number, rather than bars or dots, which makes comparing difficult. So it would look like this:
    Lte network strength-imageuploadedbytapatalk1438792928.634534.jpg

    Here's how:
    http://lifehacker.com/5929546/see-th...is-quick-tweak
    08-05-2015 12:43 PM
  5. koltonh2002's Avatar
    You can get a more accurate signal reading using the signal number, rather than bars or dots, which makes comparing difficult. So it would look like this:
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    Here's how:
    http://lifehacker.com/5929546/see-th...is-quick-tweak
    funny how I'm also in -100 on AT&T with Full wifi...lol maybe you're standing next to me
    08-05-2015 01:28 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    funny how I'm also in -100 on AT&T with Full wifi...lol maybe you're standing next to me
    That would show 3 dots or bars. I sometimes get better. What's odd is I walk out my door about 10 feet and get -88 to -92. There's something in my house interfering with the signal. I'm thinking the fireplace/chimney. Whatever it is also affects my wifi signal.
    08-05-2015 02:16 PM
  7. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I don't understand that numeric reading..
    08-06-2015 08:43 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't understand that numeric reading..
    It's just the actual signal strength measurement.
    The lower the number (in other words, the more negative) the worse the signal, and the higher the number (less negative) the better.
    Anything above -80 is good, and would be considered full bars Anything below -110 is bad, and would be considered maybe 2 bars/dots or less.
    For example, a signal number of -105 is considerably worse than a signal of -70. Youll generally find that anything close to -105 or lower is fairly bad reception, while anything above -80 is usually good, and if you tap the number signal its usually shown as full bars. The full range of the signal numbers extends from -40 to -120, with -130 being a nearly impossible number to see because it means no reception, and -40 would be about the strength youd get being right alongside a cell tower. Technically, the number goes all the way to -140, but you will almost never see that because it basically means there is no signal to speak of, and most users will see -120 or -130 before it switches over to the No Service indicator instead.
    Mine shows -102 most of the time inside. That's 3 bars. I walk out my door a few feet and it improves to -88 to -92. That's 4 bars. Something in my house is interfering with the signal. I go 1 mile down the road and it's -80, 5 bars. I can change it back and forth from dots to number by tapping on it.
    jaleelhamid likes this.
    08-07-2015 07:17 AM

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