It looks like iPhone 7 units on Verizon are experiencing LTE connection problems

It looks like iPhone 7 units on Verizon are experiencing LTE connection problems
Verizon users have recently took to Twitter, Reddit, and even Apple’s own discussion boards to report the fact that their brand new iPhone 7 units are facing LTE and GPS connection problems. 

According to multiple reports, iPhone 7 units running on Big Red’s network randomly drop LTE signal and fall back to 3G. Another portion of users claims that their phones are constantly losing GPS signal. 

While of those affected found that toggling the Airplane Mode on and off solves the issue, others claim that they're forced to perform a full restart to hop back on LTE. 

Here are some of the more representative Apple discussion board posts regarding the issue:



Following these reports, a report from Gizmodo highlighted that the problem might be connected to the Voice Over LTE technology. Heading on over to Settings > Cellular> Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE, and then selecting Data Only seems to solve the LTE issues for some people. Unfortunately, this means that users lose the ability to use data during a call. 

Hopefully, a fix is already on its way. Given the widespread frequency of similar reports, Apple and Verizon should both be aware of this issue by now.

The first two weeks following the launch of the Apple iPhone 7 series have been pretty quiet when it comes to bugs and issues. As it turns out, however, negative reports are now starting to trickle in, revealing that the iPhone 7 isn’t buttery smooth without exception. Earlier today, we told you that some users are reporting Activation Lock issues on their brand new iPhone 7 units

Has any of you guys been experiencing Verizon LTE connection problems on their iPhone 7 units? If so, make sure that you drop us a comment and detail your experience!

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21 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

#pixelgate- Pixel phones launch on Verizon and iPhones stop connecting all of a sudden. We got ourselves a good old fashioned conspiracy folks.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hold on! I gotta get my tinfoil hat out of the dryer real quick....... Okay.....all set lol.

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Sounds like the issues I had on my Galaxy S3. LTE was all over the place and GPS took forever to get a lock, and sometimes I just gave up before it did.

2. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Can you here me now? LOL No I have a Iphone. Sorry.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They need the dude back, that left for Sprint.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Now it makes sense! That bastard took all the reliability with him!

7. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Can you hear me now?" Nope.......

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO right

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO

8. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

LOL! Maybe the new chicanes in the antennae bands are slowing the radio down :D

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Can Apple ever have a smooth launch of a new device or update to its OS? Lmao!

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think the least messed up launch was the iPhone 5. I don't remember too many issues with that one. It just didn't do any damn thing.

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

With each passing day, I'm closer to finally calling it quits with my long-standing Verizon Wireless account.

15. kevv2288

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Another reason android is better. i can download an app on my galaxy and set my radio to "lte only" and dont have to worry about it switching to 3g.

16. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm not sure if that would fix the issue that some are having here as this seems more to do with the loss of radio signal. One user quoted in this article would lose all signal (even 3g) requiring a reboot.

17. kevv2288

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

True. I was just trying to say that you don't have this option on ios. I set it to lte only because everywhere i go is lte coverage area and if i dont have it set that way once in a while it will switch to 3g for no reason but if its set to lte only it obviously never switches to 3g

18. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Another reason android is better" Stopped reading here. Android is amazing, but it is by no means better. That's subjective, especially with something as stupid as hack apps that are probably some form of adware.

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Your stupid comment prove that you are an Android user.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Right, because there are no stupid comments from iPhone users?

20. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You are holding it wrong!

22. astarling10

Posts: 25; Member since: May 12, 2014

i haven't had any issues with my iPhone 7 on Verizon. I just switched from T-Mobile and it's been pretty great! I don't live in a heavily populated area so Verizon seems to be the best carrier to have here with ATT being pretty close 2nd.

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