- September 27, 2022
There are a variety of reasons why your phone’s internet is slow, which is why it’s
such a common issue. Here are a few possible causes for your data’s speed.
1. Your cache is overfull: Your browser saves data in a cache so that it can load frequently visited pages quickly. While this should improve your internet speed, a full cache can cause your phone to slow down if it fills up too quickly.
2. Too many running apps or tabs: When your data connection is overloaded, you’ll notice a drop in speed across the board. With dozens of tabs and background apps, even the fastest mobile data plans can’t keep up. This could be the cause of your 4G’s slowness.
3. It’s time to reset your network settings: The network settings on your phone could be the cause of your internet delay. These settings can become jumbled up at times, making your mobile internet significantly slower, if it works at all. We’ll show you how to speed up your phone’s connection by resetting your network settings.
4. Unreliable connection: You’ll have trouble connecting to your mobile data service if you have poor reception – “no bars.” And if you’re using an unsecured public Wi-Fi network, you can be fighting for bandwidth with a lot of other people. There may be a better choice for faster internet in either case.
Signs of a weak connection
1. Restart your device: It might sound simple, but sometimes that’s all it takes to fix a bad connection.
2. Reset Your Network Settings: Your phone’s network settings can become jumbled at times, causing your internet connection to suffer. This could be the cause of your problems if your phone is capable of 4G but appears to be stuck on 3G or even 2G. As a quick fix for increasing download speed on your Android or iOS smartphone, try a network-settings reset.
Alternatively, if you’re using a 4G network in a densely populated region, your connection may struggle to keep up with the volume of data. Switching to a less-busy 3G network in such instances may actually speed things up.
Resetting your network settings resets your phone’s internet setups to their default states, allowing it to “start over” — from there, you can pick between 4G and 3G depending on your needs. However, be prepared to re-enter your saved Wi-Fi passwords and any saved information, as the reset will erase everything.
3. Find the top mobile data–draining apps: We have separated our findings into two categories: 1) apps that run at startup and in the background, and 2) apps that are run by the user. The first type starts draining your resources as soon as the phone is turned on, and the second needs you to actively use an app, such as downloading songs on Spotify
Looking at those apps that amass data and eat up smartphone storage in the background, the number one offender is Facebook, which collects caches every time it’s running and forgets to delete them. Obviously Spotify is on that list, too, as it tends to download podcasts and songs in the background. So keep on eye on what you sync offline.
In the “Run by you” category, chat apps, shopping apps, and also Google Earth stand out. So you’ll want to keep a look out for those drainers, or, if you’re not using them, get rid of them.
4. Install an Ad Blocker: Ad blockers benefit your internet experience in a variety of ways. You may avoid having to slalom through advertising by stopping them from appearing on the websites you visit. You might also notice that when sites don’t have to load adverts with the material you’re looking for, they load faster.
You may find a large choice of ad blockers for iOS and Android by searching online for a few minutes. Before installing any third-party software on your smartphone, read both professional and consumer reviews.
5. Clear the Cache: Although a full browser cache will not harm your internet speed directly, it will have a negative impact on your device’s general performance, which will slow everything down. Clearing your phone’s cache, including its browser cache, can give it a new lease on life.
6. Update your phone software: Whether you’re running Android or iOS, always update your phone to the most current version of its operating system to get the fastest speeds.