iPhone Signal Booster Guide

| by Robert Byrne

iPhone Signal Booster 

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The iPhone is an amazing device and very enjoyable to use. However, not if your mobile phone signal is weak. Poor mobile phone signals in your car, in the office, or at home can make your Apple device go quickly from being a technological wonder into a highly frustrating ordeal. In this guide on iPhone signal boosters, we will discuss what is causing your poor signal and how you can be helped by a mobile phone signal booster.

What causes a weak iPhone Mobile signal?

First of all, let's discuss what causes the low bars. Actually there are three major causes:

  • Inter-cell interference
  • Building materials
  • Distance away from the cell tower

How far away you are from the closest mobile phone tower can have a significant impact on how strong your signal is. In order for your mobile phone to work, you need to be within the range of a cell tower. Signal may be reduced by things like trees, buildings, hills, and also weather - ice, lightning, rain, and wind all can effect your connection with a tower.

However, the most significant cause of having a weak iPhone signal is frequently not the actual tower, but the building that you are in. Most likely what is causing your low bars is due to the specific construction materials that are used in your office or home. Cellular signals have a very difficult time passing through concrete walls and metal. Numerous offices and home use wire mesh in the drywall that may block your mobile signal.     

If you are able to get iPhone signal out an upstairs window, on the roof, and outside of your building, but not indoors, then most likely the problem is that your signal is being interfered by building materials - and that a mobile phone signal booster (which is called a repeater as well) can help to solve the problem.

 

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The same effect might also be seen in a RV, truck, or car. The vehicle's metal frame blocks frequency waves and electromagnetic fields, which makes if hard for the cell signal to be able to penetrate into.   

"Inter-cell interference" is the final factor, and although it won't result in you dropping calls, it can lower your data speeds dramatically.  If you are located in between numerous towers, then your phone may have a difficult time decoding and detecting the signal from the specific tower that it is connected with.

What can I do to improve my iPhone's signal?

If you have no or a week signal indoors, you can significantly improve your coverage by installed a phone signal booster. Signal boosters are a type of "bi-directional amplifiers" - which means that the signal is amplified that is being sent from and to your closest cellphone tower.

How is my iPhone signal improved by a mobile booster?

A signal booster is a type of hardware device that can be installed in your car, office, or home. Typically, there are two antennas contained in booster kits: one communicates with your mobile phone, while the other communicates with a cellphone tower. An outside signal is received by the outside antenna and it transmits over to an amplifier. The signal is boosted by the amplifiers and then rebroadcasts it inside by the inside antenna, which eliminated dead coverage zones. Cables for connecting the system, the amplifiers, and antennas are included in booster kits.

Will the 4G LTE data speeds on my iPhone be boosted by a signal booster?

Yes! Most mobile phone signal boosters in today's market support 4G LTE frequencies. You can find our entire range of 4G signal boosters here.

Will a signal booster prevent dropped calls and improve my calls' voice quality?

Yes - after you start to use a booster kit, then your phone will start to see stronger 4G, 3G and 2G signals, and this should result in no longer dropping calls.

Can I boost the signal on my iPhone by using an app?

Unfortunately, no. That is because iOS apps cannot access the cellular radio that is used by your phone for communicating with the tower.  An app has no way to improve the strength of your signal.

Which kit can I use for improving my iPhone's signal?

It isn't hard to find the best cell phone booster kit.  But we have made this process even easier.

Our guide to Best Phone Signal Boosters Guide tells you precisely which kit is the best for each signal condition and application.

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