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6 Best Ways to Increase Internet speed on Android Phone

In this world of Internet, people are still getting low internet speed problems. If you’re the one who has the same problem, you’re on the right page. Here I have explained what causes internet speed to slow down and how can you increase your internet speed on your Android phone. You will also get a pro tip at the end of this tutorial.

Read: 25 Best Android Apps your phone should definitely have

How to check your internet speed

Internet Speed test

You can check your Internet speed from Google, all you need is to search “internet speed test” in Google search and click on run from the top of the search list. Alternatively, you can try Ookla speed test for more accurate results. Speed test shows you Ping speed, Download speed, and upload speed in Mbps (Not MBps).

Generally, all internet speed test sources show you internet speed in Mbps and user gets confused. MBps (MegaBytes per second) and Mbps (Megabits per second) both are different. 100 Megabits is equal to 100 Megabytes divided by 8 which is equal to 12.5 MBps.

Why low internet speed?

There are so many reasons why your Internet speed is slow on your Android phone. It could be a weak WiFi, bad APN configuration, tons of apps installed, background downloading, outdated OS, hardware problems, etc. If Anyone of these is true, you will face a low internet speed problem.

6 Best Ways to increase internet speed on your Android phone:

Here we have listed the 6 best things you can try on your Android phone that will definitely improve internet speed.

1. Set correct APN Configuration

APN configuration

APN stands for Access Point Name, and must be configured properly to get a better internet connection from the sim operator. Sim operators provide a different APNs Configuration that is essential to make a connection from a smartphone to the Internet. When your internet is slow either you can modify the current APN or configure a new APN.

To get a perfect APN for your specific operator, open Google and search for the best APN setting for your operator and then follow the given steps:

  1. Open Android Phone’s settings
  2. Then tap Sim cards & mobile networks
  3. Touch Mobile Network or on your operator name
  4. Tap Access Point Names (APN)

Here you can fill in the details given on the website or modify the current APN. Once done, hit save to make changes. Make sure you do it correctly otherwise there can be a reverse effect on the internet speed. Also, make sure you don’t delete any APN otherwise internet will be completely stopped and you’ve to restore it.

If you want to restore the APN configuration, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Android Phone’s settings
  2. Then tap Sim cards & mobile networks
  3. Touch Mobile Network or on your operator name
  4. Tap Access Point Names (APN)
  5. Tap Reset for the default APN setting.

2. Disable Background Internet Data Usage

Turn off background data

There are many Android apps installed on your smartphone that are running in the background and using the Internet in the background without letting you know. These apps not only slow down the internet speed but also slow down the smartphone’s performance and increase battery consumption as well. –Here are, 11 tips to boost Android phone’s performance and 8 ways to improve smartphone battery life that might be helpful for you.

Follow the given instructions to stop the background data in Android:

  1. Goto Phone’s “Settings
  2. Open “Manage Apps
  3. Choose an app
  4. Tap “Restrict data usage

Now that specific app can’t use data in the background. You can follow the same step to prevent other apps from using background data.

Read More: 10 Best File Sharing Apps For Android Phones

3. Lock the Network Band [Root]

Network Signal Guru

This is the best possible way to increase internet speed in Android phones. Every sim operators have a set of network bands such asĀ  B3 1800+, B5 850, B40 2300, etc. All network bands have their pros and cons. For example, some bands provide better internet speed whereas some provide better network strength.

Unfortunately, Android does not provide Network band locking features out of the box. It detects automatically the network situation and switches the band automatically to provide you with the best possible network, at least it says. However, you can also manually switch to different network bands if you have a rooted Android device. Here’s how

There are a few possible ways to lock the Network band, rooting is one of the best methods. Here’s what you need to do:

#1Step: In the first step, you need to root your Android using TWRP.

#2Step: Once rooted, open the play store and download the Network signal Guru app from the Play store

#3Step: Open this app and grant root permission, then click on three verticle dots from the top right corner > Lock Bands > Select LTE > For the best network performance, choose B5: 850, or you can try each one by one and check which is perfect for your location.

It takes a few seconds to switch the network band before going speeding up the internet.

Read: 11 Ways to secure your Android Phone

4. Make Sure you have selected 4G connection

4G Network or Automatic

Sometimes, users may have selected 2G or 3G connection even if the device supports 4G internet. You can check which preferred network has been selected from your Android smartphone settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open “Settings
  2. Tap “Sim card & mobile networks” or something like that
  3. Choose your “Operator name
  4. Tap “Preferred network type
  5. Select “4G or LTE

Now you have configured your network for 4G connection.

5. Use Lite Mode in the Chrome browser

Use Lite Mode in Google Chrome

Lite Mode is a very useful feature inside your Chrome browser which lets you open web pages on a very weak internet connection. Lite Mode reduces the web page size (including CSS, JavaScript, and other files) by 60 percent. Although you can not access the full features or some option of the website, but least you can read the content clearly. By default Lite mode is disabled. To use Lite Mode option Open Chrome > Three verticle dots from top right corner > Settings > Lite Mode > Toggle On. Actually, it does not increase internet speed but web pages load faster.

6. Reboot your Android phone

Reboot your device to increase internet speed

If any of the above methods, somehow, doesn’t work. You can reboot your Android phone. Rebooting the devices deletes all cached memory, and clears all the background apps, and some technical errors which automatically increases the Internet speed. and speed up your Android phone’s performance as well.

Read: How to backup & restore apps on Android phone

7 Pro Tip: Just Dial Any Number

It works only with Jio and has not been tested with any other operator. In this method, you can just make a phone call to your friend and tell him to hold your call. As long as you’re on call, the internet speed will bounce up and you’ll be able to use the internet at a fast speed. The internet speed will remain the same until your friend aborts the call. For a short time internet boost, you can also call Jio care customer number 198.

Conclusion

I hope your problem is solved now. One more tip, if you truly want to increase internet speed on your smartphone, try the rooting method which is one of the best methods to increase internet speed. To know more read the about us page.

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Ashish Pandey
Ashish Pandeyhttps://techsettle.com
Ashish Pandey is a professional content writer for Tech Settle. He covers the latest news, smartphones, apps, howtos tutorials, and the good and bad of tech.
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