Isn't it frustrating when the page you're visiting takes an eternity to load? Oftentimes you blame the app or your smartphones, but did you ever consider it's your connection that's the problem? There are more reasons for your phone’s lagging internet speed. If your business relies heavily on a speedy mobile internet connection and you’re unable to fix the problem, call our experts today.
Did you know that home electronic appliances emit wireless signals at a frequency similar to your router’s (2.4 GHz)? Determine whether there are any electronic devices nearby, as they emit signals that can interfere with your router’s signal. For example, you shouldn’t place it there if a cordless phone is nearby.
You can also set your router on a 5 GHz band which is less prone to interference from other appliances. But before you start tuning it, make sure your phone supports 5 GHz; otherwise, it won’t be able to connect to the router.
Router location for smartphones
One simple yet overlooked reason, why your smartphones may be experiencing internet lag, is because of your router’s location. The signal gets weaker the farther you are from the router. Large objects like doors and walls situated in between your phone and the router can also weaken the transmission.
It’s recommended to place your router in a centralized location, preferably away from concrete and masonry walls. As the router signal radiates from all sides, blocking any side with big objects will impact your Wi-Fi signal speed.
smartphones Slow network
Another reason for your phone’s slow internet connection could be fluctuating network speeds. Ask yourself these two questions to discover the cause of this problem:
- How many devices are connected to the router?
- What are these devices using the internet for?
You should increase your router’s internet bandwidth speed if you discover you have many users and all of them. This will allow every phone connected to your network to enjoy faster internet speeds.
If you’re outdoors and connected to a public Wi-Fi network, consider using your mobile data instead. You won’t have to share your internet when you use mobile data, enabling you to experience faster connectivity.
Too much cache
Last, check your smartphone's cache if fixing your router, network, and positioning doesn’t improve your device’s internet speed. Your phone’s cache saves data from earlier searches in order to display faster results of similar searches in the future. Although your phone becomes more efficient for that particular search, it also makes your phone much slower.
You can clear out your cache manually or use a cache cleaner app to get rid of useless cache. If you decide to download a cache cleaner app, make sure it's trustworthy.
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