1. adamant117's Avatar
    Seems like my signal strength is always love never the top bar. Normal?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    05-29-2013 10:19 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It depends on your location... Mine's always full strength when downtown, about 3 bars when at home... 2-3 bars at the office. If you're worried about reception I'd take another device that runs on the same network and place them side by side and see how the strengths differ. One bar difference could be acceptable. Two bars difference and that means the lower device has a problem.
    05-29-2013 10:26 AM
  3. MNorby's Avatar
    Mine seems lower too at the same locations vs my old Droid charge and iphone5
    05-29-2013 11:01 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Also make sure you're running the same network technology. 3G/3G.5 signals ARE NOT THE SAME as 4G LTE
    05-29-2013 11:14 AM
  5. Kelly Dyke's Avatar
    Im in the UK & have a S4 i9505 my plan is 4G, in network settings I had auto connect (4G,3G,2G) based on this i was only getting 1 bar if not no bars everywhere, i was concerned because I thought I had signal issues, however I spoke to Samsung & because I had it on 4G,3G,2G it was seaching for 4G 1st and because 4G is new in my area & low signal that is why I was having the issues, as soon as I changed my network settings to 3G/2G only my signal has improved & working, so for people having poor signal go to network settings & change it to auto connect at 2G/3G if your phone is still having issues it may be the phone, but it fixed my issue. maybe that is why alot of people are having low signal if its on 4G/3G/2G i think Samsung should have made customers aware.
    09-08-2013 05:23 PM
  6. Blackbeagle's Avatar
    I'm thinking of returning my 3 weeks old S4 as well. I've never had the same signal as my wife's 2 year old Droid Razr Maxx. WTH? Is this a recurring problem with the S4? I'm seeing a lot of the same posts on here regarding the antenna reception and 4g connectivity. At first I thought it was the thick case I put it in but when I removed the case, it was the same. Usually 2 bars are the most I can get and I'm not living in the sticks eithers. Like I said, my wife's phone side by side gets better signal strength and it's driving me insane.
    09-08-2013 10:00 PM
  7. Kelly Dyke's Avatar
    Settings - Connections - More Networks - Mobile Networks - Network Mode - 3G/2G (auto connect) you should see improved signal
    09-14-2013 04:57 PM

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