If your network signal at home leaves something to be desired, it can make it next to impossible to use your smartphone as intended. Apps will run sluggishly, streaming video will stop to buffer every few minutes, and downloading a friend’s photos will take ages. Short of changing providers or moving to a new area with a stronger signal, there are a number of tools you can use to boost your existing connection. Whether you’re at home or on the go, download these handy apps to keep connected, without the hassle.
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Network Speed Booster
You’ll be playing games and streaming films at lightning speed by downloading the Network Speed Booster app. This automatically reconnects your phone to cell sites, giving you a vastly improved connection. It’s simple to use, as you can refresh your connection by tapping the “booster” button. You’ll be able to make the most of whatever network site is closets to you, for improved broadband and data connection speeds.
If you’re relying on Wi-fi access in a public area, you’ll definitely want to download Wi-Fi Analyser. This lets you compare the various networks in the area, finding the best connection without fiddling around first. It can also boost your signal at home by avoiding any overlap with other connections in the same building. Free to download from the Google Play Store, this app gives you an easy-to-use graph for comparison.
Open Signal Maps
Stop roaming all over your house and garden to find the sweet spot of reception. Simply use the Open Signal Maps app, free for download, which shows you exactly where the signal will be strongest. This helps save you time and guesswork.
Fresh Network Booster
Like Network Speed Boost, Fresh Network Booster is another app that gives your signal a fresh lease on life. It reconnects you to the nearest cell site towers, which can make a sluggish network start speeding along. The network is boosted every time you launch it, and you can arrange to do this at regular intervals or simply as needed.
Another app along these lines is Internet Booster, which claims that it can do everything from speeding up your download to changing your settings to maximize speeds. Do away with buffering and boost internet speed up to a staggering 50%.
3G 4G Signal Booster
Whether you use a GSM network with Nokia Networks or another 3G or 4G network, you can use the 3G 4G Signal Booster app from easy Tools Mobile to find out your network’s hidden strengths or weaknesses. If you drop a Wi-Fi signal, it can easily be recovered.
When you have several Wi-Fi networks to choose from, use the Wi-Fi Manager app to keep them all in one place. This lets you find out the information about each different connection, switching seamlessly from one to the other as they ebb in strength. Your connection speed automatically gets a boost from this management app, which also just happens to be free.