Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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iPhone searching for cellular Service

Hey guys,

since 2 weeks my phone is searching for service, and it seems it isnt a software problem.

Delete the iphone, and doing a recovery gave me a signal in the first try. But i was unable to get any service when i tried it a second time. I did not drop the phone, that problem just occured out of nowhere. Switching Airplane Mode on/off does nothing at all.

Do you guys have any ideas where this problem come from? Im still waiting for my tools, so i cannot say if a connection is loose or broke.

I think the problem is the dock-connector - i got some problems syncing my phone too.

Thanks for your opinion

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It could be a dock connector. There's an antennae located there. If you've tried everything software you can think of and you're having problems syncing. Honestly if you haven't taken it apart, you may want to be wary of this. Error 53 is on the rise, and if you consistently update to a new iOS. It may be better for you just to take it into Apple

Update (10/27/2015)

Ok. You can try this

iPhone 6 Top Left Antenna

iPhone 6 Teardown

iPhone 6 Top Left Antenna Image


iPhone 6 Top Left Antenna


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Thanks man, the problem is i got no more warranty on it. I only have two possibilities, get another iphone and pay 350€ for it, or find out which part is broken and replace it.

So maybe if one of you may know which of those parts cause me all those troubles (maybe its the antenna, or one of the other cables), i would really appreciate the help.


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Every since the release of iOS 9 Ive been seeing tons of phones with intermittent carrier signals. I would try updating or restoring the phone first.

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