Signal strength indicator slow to respond

Has anyone noticed that the cellular signal strength indicator in the triangle at the upper left of the home screen is very slow to change when going from a weak-signal or no-signal area to a strong-signal area? It seems to take 30 seconds to a minute or more to reflect the current signal level. Is this a function of the network module needing to search all the frequencies for the strongest signal?

Hi Frank,

Well yes and no, while it does always search for the strongest signal, constantly updating that bar and refreshing would add just another task to the phone and would possibly have hit to the phone’s battery and performance. We figured that it was not really necessary to update that every second and that a longer interval works just fine for pretty much everyone.


@frankprindle this is a network module limitation