Apple fixed iPhone 7 connectivity issues
The problem that plagued the iPhone 7 users in the past few days is losing connection abruptly. Apple has a fix for that now via an update.
Apple just released an update today to fix the problems and from the complaints of thousands of Verizon customers who are plagued by their signals getting dropped and some weird issues with their GPS system on their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Update number 10.0.3 is available today to fix that cellular connectivity issues for the two new models. So if you have an older iPhone, you won’t have to install this one.
It’s still not clear as to what really is the issue with the phones’ communication radio but iPhone 7 users began complaining late last month and as October passed by, some devices are randomly dropping its LTE signal or just showing that dreaded NO SERVICE icon on top of the screen. This usually happens when users try to use Google Maps or Waze. This appears to be an issue mainly with how the phone interacted with Verizon’s network, and some users have theorized that it had to do with how the telecom handles transmitting voice and cellular data simultaneously. So toggling the “Enable LTE” function to “Data Only” in the settings panel seemed to temporarily solve the issue, according to Gizmodo.
Another theory suggests that this issue may be rooted from the basic flaw of how the new iPhone 7 is using iOS 10 to interact with any CDMA-based networks. These includes Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and other international carriers. Some users of different networks have reported similar service problems, so this may have extended well beyond Verizon’s customer base. Whatever the true problem and its source, Apple has issued an official fix. So if you’re an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus user who’s experienced wonky cell service over the course of the last month, check for an over-the-air software update.