How can I put my iPhone in field test mode / check antenna signal strength in dB?
Field test mode is a special mode that changes the cellular signal strength bars on your iPhone into numbers for more accurate antenna signal measurement. To see signal strength in dB instead of bars follow these instructions:
1. Your iPhone must be running iOS 4.1. Upgrade if necessary.
2. Open the Phone app.
3. Dial *3001#12345#* on the Keypad and touch Call.
4. Your iPhone is now in field test mode.
5. To exit press the home button.
Smaller negative numbers indicate a weaker signal (for example -110 is worse than -50).
Patty replied on Permalink
> Your iPhone must be running iOS 4.1.
You do *NOT* have to run 4.1 to use the field-test mode.
It works on v4.0.2, v4.01., v4.0, even 3.1.3 and many others.
(Another 1 of *MANY* errors on iphonefaq.com)