Internet is the basic need to everyone now a days there are many ways to access the internet. There are many reasons your Internet connection might appear slow. It could be a problem with your modem or router, Wi-Fi signal, signal strength on your cable line, devices on your network. So before going to how to increase your phone net speed let’s look what are the reasons why your phone internet speed is slow
Reasons why your phone internet speed is slow
You’re Connected to a Slow Network
One of the most obvious reasons why you’re getting slow internet speeds on your phone is that you’re connected to a slow network.
At home, the reason why your internet is working slower than you’d expect is most likely to be that other apps and devices are hogging your bandwidth. Streaming movies, downloading video games, or installing operating system updates will all cause a slowdown in your general internet use. And some of these things can happen in the background without you even knowing.
Poor Router Position
One of the most common reasons for slow internet speeds is that the router has been positioned in the wrong place. A Wi-Fi signal has a range of up to 230 feet, and the further it travels the slower it gets. It can be blocked by large physical objects, like walls, floors, and doors.
So, if you’re a distance from the router — like in the furthest bedroom in your house, or even outside — and there are obstacles between it and you, the speeds you get may be a lot slower than you’d expect.
There’s a quick way to test. The Wi-Fi icon on your phone’s status bar gives you a rough indication of the signal strength.
If you’re not the only person using your network, you’ll be sharing bandwidth. The pipeline between your devices and the internet is limited, and if a lot of devices try to send and receive a lot of data, they’ll have to take turns. This will slow down the internet for everyone connected.
For Wi-Fi networks, numerous connected devices can also lead to a slow down, as the Wi-Fi communicates with each device in turn. This is especially true with a Wi-Fi router that supports fewer bands (more on this later), as more devices will be sharing the same resources.
Mobile broadband network speeds
On a side note, it’s worth mentioning mobile broadband. Depending on the coverage in your area, you may have access to the current, faster 4G network, or the older 3G network. Australia’s big towns and cities nearly all have 4G coverage from the major providers, and the network continues to grow. Those in rural areas will typically have to settle for 3G speeds or slower.
4G networks can reach speeds of up to 30Mbps, which is even faster than some broadband connections.
Tips to increase your phone net speed
Monitoring your phone’s Network settings
Optimizing your Android Phone’s Network Settings can sometimes solve the consistent snag in the net speed. Network Settings in many Android devices are usually under Settings option. However, the precise name may vary with the device. On reaching the Menu page, check if your Network speed is restricted and is connected to the right network. While most phones have the Automatic Network Selection option enabled, un-check it to select Manual Network Selection option and choose your operator manually. Before doing this, to choose the GSM/WCDMA/LTE option that most Android devices have. If your Android device is 4G LTE enabled, then make sure to turn it on.
Clear your cache
Android devices have cache-memory for storing information like login-credentials, location, etc. However, some mobile-apps store other kind of unnecessary information that consumes this precious storage resource. Every Android device has an option to clean the cached data. By clearing your cache regularly, you can optimize your phone’s performance, which in-turn can improve the browsing speed significantly.
It’s a known fact that ads consume significant portion of your browsing data. Some might take little time to download, while others not just take long-time but also block the important data being downloaded simultaneously. When this happens, they affect the processing power of your Android phone and also slow down the Internet speed. Using an ad-blocker (available in the browser setting) can be an ideal option. Some browsers provide it as an add-on, but if you browser doesn’t then you can always search for one on the Play Store. This can keep the web-pages free of ads and increase the Internet-speed.
Uninstall futile apps
While most of us have a proclivity for downloading new apps showing-off interesting features, we generally tend to forget about them after using ones or twice. Many such apps in your mobile can consume vital storage and processing resources to leave your phone’s speed degraded. It’s apprehensible to constantly check your phone for such apps. On finding such useless apps, uninstalling them for good can be a wise option. Once done, they can free-up your phone’s resources and enhance its processing speed. This again will improve your phone’s browsing speed.
Choose browser that is fast & lighter
While there are many apps which you use to access the Internet, the most common of these is the web browser. Choosing the right browser is important to access Internet at optimal speeds. Dozens of web browsers are available which have been specifically built for Android platform. Through their many features, they can provide enhanced browsing experience. However, care should be taken to select only the ones that offer regular performance upgrades, which can help you browse faster.
Enable maximum data-loading option
Under the Wireless and Network settings option in your Android Phone’s Setting, there is a chance that you might have selected GPRS transfer prefer to Call Prefer. If this is what you have done accidentally, then changing it to Data Prefer option will lead improved Internet speed.