iPhone 14 No Service, Poor Signal, Drops Calls, Slow 5G?

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Posted in Errors and Issues by Patricia on September 26, 2022

iPhone 14 Pro poor cellular signal

Having iPhone 14 No Service issues? Is the cellular signal on your new iPhone worse than the older model, up to the point that you’re getting no signal and dropped calls? Are 5G speeds slow too?

iPhone 14 Cellular Issues?

This unexpected behavior has been reported by Raul:

“Having cellular issues, signal is in general at least 2 bar worse than iPhone 13 Pro, sometimes causing drop calls or missed calls because of No Service, 5G speeds are too slow.”

We’ve found similar reports about iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max cellular problems on Reddit:
1:

“Cellular Service dropping frequently and/or very slow – iPhone 14 Pro Max”

2:

iPhone 14 pro max 5g connectivity issues

3: “Anyone seeing dropped service on the iPhone 14s?”

And then there’s also a thread on the MacRumors forums:

“My iPhone 14 Pro Max is dropping cellular about every 10 min.”

How To Fix iPhone 14 Cellular Issues

At the time of writing, there’s no magic fix available. Apple will most likely have to patch these connectivity problems in an upcoming software update. In the meantime this is what you can do:

1. Downgrade To LTE / 4G

cellular data options ios 16
Most reports confirm that the poor signal or complete service loss occur while iPhone is connected via 5G!

A temporary workaround to avoid any other missed calls and dropped calls is to force your iPhone to connect via LTE / 4G band.

How to: This is done in Settings -> Cellular -> Cellular Data Options -> Voice & Data and select LTE (4G), instead of the default 5G Auto.

Update: Resetting Network Settings won’t help, neither does an iOS 16.0.2 reinstall, or updating to iOS 16.1 beta 2.

Have you managed to fix iPhone 14 cellular issues? Do you have a better solution? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For other iPhone 14 Pro day-one problems and available workarounds please read here. iOS 16.0.2 issues and their fixes are highlighted here.

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