Wi-Fi not as strong on 4S?

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  1. MuddyPaws

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    I am noticing that I can't grab a Wi-Fi signal in places that I got it with the 4. I also notice that in the kitchen of my house the wife's 4 has like 3 bars and my 4S has zero many times. As I sit here now my MacBook Pro has full Wi-Fi signal and the 4S has 1 bar.

    Anyone else notice that? Maybe I have a poo poo one.
     
  2. Bennyboy

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    I noticed it right away once I updated to 5.0 on my iPhone4. Is that what your wife's phone has?
    Same thing on the 4S.
     
  3. MuddyPaws

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    yes, her 4 is about a week older than my 4S. Both running iOS5 out of the box.
     
  4. Badfishy

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    I'm pulling a better signal with my 4s than my wife's 4 throughout the house. I have an airport extreme router.


    Verizon iPhone 4S using iCafe app
     
  5. showguy

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    I noticed signal drop on both cellular and wifi with my 4s
     
  6. Iloveiphones

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    I'm having cellular reception display issues. It moves around too much. I can be in my house upstairs and have 1 bar the the next 4. Haven't noticed wifi|
     
  7. Ltzguy

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    I've noticed opposite on mine. My 4s has better reception than my 4. I was on 4.2 iOS on my 4 if that makes any difference. I noticed in places where I could not get 3G on my 4, I can on my 4s.
     
  8. MuddyPaws

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    Cellular reception on the 4S has been fantastic. Heck, even with 1 bar I can still get calls out and I couldn't do that with my 4.

    It just seems to be Wi-Fi. I haven't really researched it yet but today it was bugging me not having Wi-Fi out in the garage...a place I used to get it with my 4.
     
  9. flatbacks21

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    My wifi has been great even with ios5. I've noticed an issue my email not pushing through. Never had any problems before until upgrading to ios5. Like all the changes with the new iOS, but the poor email notifications.
     
  10. Rugaby

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    I agree with the email push issue. Seems like if I don't go in and make it look for new email every now as then I miss out.
     
  11. flatbacks21

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    I am hoping Apple addresses the issue.. However, it's kinda nice not getting emails all day long.. Lol..
     
  12. Trance56k

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    If you have a dual band router make sure your not g. If your wife is on N and your on G that might explain your weak signal.
     
  13. billnye97

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    I haven't had any trouble yet with my 4S. Even compared to my wife's 4 they seem the same.
     
  14. MuddyPaws

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    I had to switch it to go get mail every 15 minutes. Push wasn't working at all.
     
  15. MuddyPaws

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    How in the world would I tell my phone what band to use?
     
  16. Iloveiphones

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    Siri. :D
     
  17. MuddyPaws

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    hahahahahaha
     
  18. RoofMonkey

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    You could try changing the channel your router uses. And also turn off the N feature. Kinda sucks as N has more reach, but I do remember reading something about the multiple band routers and iPhones having an issue. ?
     

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