6 Best Ways to Increase Internet speed on Android Phone

If you are getting a low Internet speed problem in your area and don’t know how to fix it, you’re on right place. Here I have explained, what are some reasons for slowing down internet speed and how you can increase internet speed on your Android phones with a pro tip at the end of the tutorial.

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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 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 It could be a weak WiFi, bad APN configuration, tons of apps installed, background downloading, outdated OS, or hardware problems, etc.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 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, must be configured properly to get a better internet connection from the sim operator. Every sim operators have their different APNs Configuration that is essential to make a connection from smartphone to the Internet. When your internet is slow either you can modify current APN or configure a new APN.

To get a perfect APN for your specific operator, open Google and search for 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 the details given from 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 and also make sure you don’t delete any APN otherwise internet will be completely stopped.

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

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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 as  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 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 the best possible network, at least it says. But all we know that’s not true in every case.

There are 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 play store and download Network signal Guru app from the Play store

#3Step: Open this app and grant root permission then click 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 few seconds to switch the network band then ready to fast browser.

Read: 11 Ways to secure your Android Phone in 2020

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 have 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 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

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

Read: How to backup & restore apps on Android phone

Pro Tip: This is an alternative to the third method though it works only for short duration (until you take off the call). Open smartphone’s dial app and call any number (including care customer). As he accepts the call you will see a sudden increase in your internet speed. The internet speed will retain until he aborts the call.

Conclusion

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

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