IPhone – Identify tower being used in iOS


At my cottage field test mode tells me I am -116 dB. I need a booster with a yagi.

The problem is where to aim it. There are two towers about the same distance but very different directions.

Is there anything in field test that lets me identify the exact tower I’m using?

Best Answer

I like to just do speed tests as you adjust the antenna when I don’t have a software defined radio and/or oscilloscope to measure the actual signals.

I’ve not seen any good tool that uses the compass or just shows that weak a signal since the noise is so large compared to the signal.

So, no - you’ll need to try them sequentially and also sight things visually or do even more measurements.

Hopefully someone has a better guide to field test, it’s so changeable based on hardware I try to do anything else but use that anymore. It was great when ATT and iPhone original came out, but after a while it’s needing a PHD to decipher.