iPhone 14 Pro series facing connectivity Issues: Slow 5G, Call & Signal Drops

The tech giant has recently unveiled its new iPhone 14 series consisting of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max on September 7. Later, the latest version of the Operating System, i.e., iOS 16, was announced on September 12, bringing many new features and bugs or issues simultaneously.

The company’s high-end flagship for the year 2022 is the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which also drives the iOS 16 Operating System. It brings many unique features like Dynamic Island (A great blend of hardware and software implementation), Always On Display, the new 48 MP Pro Camera System, and more. The cellular connectivity has also improved with the series.

iOS 16 has been providing terrible experiences to users and consumers. Some iOS 16-based bugs reported are flickering screen issues, white and black screens, display granting problems, and green lines appearing. Also, the horrible activation issue is mainly on the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro, but with the update iOS 16.0.1, it has been fixed. The recent ones are excessive copy-and-paste permission prompts, freezing after data transfer from another iPhone, and camera shaking or vibration issues, which Apple patched up via an update to iOS 16.0.2.

Making things even worse, the users are facing critical connectivity issues. The users also face signal or call drops whenever they try to attempt the same.

Connectivity issues on the iPhone 14 Pro Series

The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are going through severe connectivity issues. Several Reddit posts have confirmed it. Redditor Spacewalk99 writes, “I think it is something with the new iPhones. My signal is usually 1 to 2 bars at home with a 14 pro, but my brother is on my plan with an iPhone 13, and when he’s over, he has all 4 bars. His 13 also gets much better speeds on 5G than I do currently. Hopefully, it’s something an iOS update will fix.”

It doesn’t look like an Apple fault in this because the problem seems to be Verizon’s 5G network. Another Reddit user, Chris44344, says, “I’m in Georgia as well, and my data speeds have been quite a bit faster on my iPhone 14 Pro Max than my 12 Pro Max. However, Verizon’s data network isn’t good most of the time around here, so you’re probably in a congested area. I’ve found that T-Mobile offers significantly faster data speeds in Georgia, and AT&T is more consistent. Either is a better choice over Verizon.”

Signal Drop or Call Drop issue with the iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 Modem architecture, which gives up to 38% faster speeds on a 5G network. Despite this, the users face interfering calls and signal drop issues with their iPhones and blame Qualcomm for the X65 modem. But, it is to draw attention that the iPhone 14 Pro also uses the same modem by Qualcomm, facing comparatively fewer issues. Some are reporting the problem with the new Esim functionality on the iPhone model this time, and some are saying connectivity issues are expected if the 5G is turned ON.

5G Speeds

Users are experiencing a significantly slower speed of 5G when turned ON, and sometimes it doesn’t even work. 5G UW (Ultra-Wideband) includes Verizon’s high-band and mid-band networks that offer faster speeds than regular 5G. When you are close to such a tower, you will be able to notice the ‘UW’ icon just beside the ‘5 G’ icon. Despite this, the users who have tried to be close to such towers face the same connectivity issues, leading to no help.

General troubleshooting means

  • Reset Network settings.
  • Restart or Force Restart your iPhone.
  • Reset your iPhone.

Try the above steps and see if you can achieve sufficient network speeds and convenient connectivity issues.

Apple Support and Verizon are not responding to the issue and remain unresponsive. We have to wait until the problem’s solution comes with any of them.

Ansari, a tech writer at DealNTech, is a tech enthusiast who is always up-to-date on the latest mobile news. He writes articles about mobile news and guides for DealNTech. In his free time, he enjoys playing mobile games and testing apps. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on Linkedin

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