1. ttieder's Avatar
    My 6s plus is having bad cell reception and wifi reception i use to get LTE everywhere with my note 5 is there anybody else having this issue? I am on Tmobile
    09-30-2015 06:27 AM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Are you using a metal case by chance?
    09-30-2015 07:43 AM
  3. ttieder's Avatar
    No I am using a apple leather case I have the note 5 next to me full LTE where my iPhone has 1 bar of hspa
    09-30-2015 07:46 AM
  4. ttieder's Avatar
    09-30-2015 07:47 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I got 4 dots with my iPhone 5. Now I only get 2 dots with my 6s Plus. Nothing else has changed. It shows -114. It ranged from -90 to -98 on the 5. I wonder about the antenna in these phones. My wife's 5c also only gets 2 dots. What gives Apple? Lol

    In all fairness, I can walk out my door 5 feet and it improves to 5 dots. So something in my home is interfering with the signal. But it should still be as good as the 5.
    09-30-2015 08:29 AM
  6. ttieder's Avatar
    I have no clue I might have to get a new sim but the service on my phone compared to the note 5 is a joke i use to get LTE everywhere now I don't
    09-30-2015 08:34 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    I've noticed a degradation from my 6 to my 6s Plus as well. At work on my 6 I always had LTE. Now I revert to 4G a lot. My wifi signal at home is also weaker on my 6s Plus. Here's the weird thing though. When I do speed tests both on wifi and LTE my speeds are faster even though it shows a weaker signal.
    09-30-2015 04:48 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The only issue I've noticed at all is a slight degrade in LTE speed...but since launch day, it has improved a lot, and is now just slightly slower than my 6 Plus was on the LTE network. No issues with connectivity or service when making a call at all.
    09-30-2015 05:09 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm getting better LTE speeds on AT&T but in some of the same areas that I frequent I'm getting worse signal. Similar to what Ledsteplin described. For example at the gym I go to LTE is usually from -93 to -110 and it consistently has gotten in the -115 range.
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    09-30-2015 05:24 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm getting better LTE speeds on AT&T but in some of the same areas that I frequent I'm getting worse signal. Similar to what Ledsteplin described. For example at the gym I go to LTE is usually from -93 to -110 and it consistently has gotten in the -115 range.
    That's exactly what is happening to me. Worse signal/better speeds. I'm on AT&T as well.


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    09-30-2015 06:02 PM
  11. ttieder's Avatar
    Maybe it's a software issue then and they will update it but I notice a huge difference
    09-30-2015 06:18 PM
  12. ttieder's Avatar
    Haven't been able to fix the issue is there any way I can change the network settings so it connects to band 12
    10-02-2015 09:40 AM
  13. giper54's Avatar
    I bought an AT&T 6s plus from Best Buy and I had a lower dBm on the 6s plus compared to my Verizon 6 plus that I use on AT&T. The 6s plus was about 3-5 dBm lower and I would lose my LTE signal a lot and go to 4G even edge. That rarely happens on my 6 plus. I returned the 6s plus and I bought a Verizon 6 s plus that comes on Monday and I hope that makes a difference. I will report back later when I test out the Verizon 6s plus on AT&T's network.
    10-03-2015 12:53 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm convinced it's the antenna in the phone. I believe Apple sacrificed some to make space. Nothing else makes sense. There's just not as much antenna. It's like the 5c, not the 5 or 5s.
    10-03-2015 01:13 PM
  15. nino63004's Avatar
    I'm getting similar results as everyone else is. Used to get full 5 bars now get 1-2 bars. Not sure if it is a software thing or actually less dbm. Can't remember how to show the dbm but data speeds are the same or better on spots though.
    charmguru likes this.
    10-03-2015 05:02 PM
  16. C.K400's Avatar
    I don't have a 6s plus but have had the 6 plus 128gb since launch day and is the best iPhone by far! I watch this forum to see what is wrong with the new version because I am going to get one soon. My phone started doing the same thing after ios 9. My reception went down and I drop calls everywhere I never have before. I wonder if its a software issue because mine is just the 6 plus??? Something to think about. And my phone has ran like crap too, freezing up and slow and laggy! I have erased it and put a fresh install and it still runs terrible. But my cell reception is suffering horribly now.
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    10-04-2015 09:30 AM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    That's odd. I've noticed the opposite.
    On the Metro I am able to grab and hold on to a signal better than with my iPhone 6.
    10-04-2015 09:51 AM
  18. ttieder's Avatar
    I hope it's software not hardware
    10-04-2015 11:00 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That's odd. I've noticed the opposite.
    On the Metro I am able to grab and hold on to a signal better than with my iPhone 6.
    Has it changed at home any? I never noticed any change with my iPhone 5 on iOS 9. But my 6s Plus seems to have a weaker wireless signal than I had before. I still believe it's the antenna.
    10-04-2015 11:36 AM
  20. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Well I've always had dodgy signal at home. I'm out in the back of beyond. So WiFi is absolutely the only thing that is strong here.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    10-04-2015 11:42 AM
  21. msm0511's Avatar
    Has it changed at home any? I never noticed any change with my iPhone 5 on iOS 9. But my 6s Plus seems to have a weaker wireless signal than I had before. I still believe it's the antenna.
    My roommate has a 5C. When I get home from work I'll check hers and see if hers looks lower. I've been meaning to do speed tests between ours anyway. Her 5C pulled faster speeds than my 6 on LTE. We're both on AT&T.


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    10-04-2015 12:17 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm back up to mid 30 download and mid teens upload...right where my 6 Plus was. I'm pretty satisfied with this, and it is consistent (except for during peak times, which isn't surprising really).
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    10-04-2015 01:00 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Well I've always had dodgy signal at home. I'm out in the back of beyond. So WiFi is absolutely the only thing that is strong here.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4
    Oh, yeah, skunks!
    10-04-2015 01:19 PM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm back up to mid 30 download and mid teens upload...right where my 6 Plus was. I'm pretty satisfied with this, and it is consistent (except for during peak times, which isn't surprising really).
    I'd be thrilled with that consistently. I occasionally pull 24, but average is around 11 down. When I get back toward Atlanta I get crazy speeds, but I live an hour outside the city now.


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    10-04-2015 01:21 PM
  25. Peligro911's Avatar
    I have a Verizon 6s plus I pulled 22 down two bars LTE .. And after reconfiguring my router I pulled 60 down on wifi .. As far as cell signal seems the same from my 6 plus


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    10-04-2015 01:59 PM
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