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This Wizardry Shows How Strong Your iPhone Signal Actually Is

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Everyone knows the iPhone’s signal bars are not precise. Now you can know exactly how strong your iPhone signal actually is with this really cool trick!

Everyone has struggled with a crappy iPhone signal, but have you ever wondered what the signal strength bars really mean?

Tech Insider has made a video about a trick that can show how strong your iPhone signal actually is. It’s really cool and it works!

First, enter this code and press the call button.

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Then, hold down power/lock until the phone goes to the “power down” screen. Next, hold the home button for six seconds.

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You’ll then be taken back to your homescreen, where instead of bars or dots, a number is displayed to indicate signal strength.

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Since the values are negative, the closer the number is to zero the stronger your signal is. A good signal is in the -44 to -77 range, or the equivalent of five bars. A weak signal would be in the -102 to -120 range.

In this case, a -99 was equal to three dots in signal strength. You can also toggle between the two displays simply by tapping the number or signal indicator.

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Now, with this tool you will know exactly what your iPhone’s signal is!

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Thanks to BuzzFeed!

 

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