What’s the point of having a smartphone if its internet speeds are too slow to play games, watch videos, download files or even send a message? If you’ve been battling against poor internet connections, check out these 3 apps to help boost your mobile internet.
OpenSignal is a free, crowdsourced app which allows you to discover the places in your area with the best mobile coverage, whether you want 2G, 3G, or 4G/LTE speeds.
OpenSignal helps you locate nearby hotspots, as well as measure the strength of your current connection. A colored map helps reveal where the best signals can currently be found, and which carrier is providing the best speeds in that area: perfect for helping you decide which carrier to choose when deciding upon a new contract.
OpenSignal will help you get the transfer rates you deserve, just make sure you monitor the app's battery consumption to see if its worth it.
With this app you can significantly increase the speed of your Android’s internet connection. The results vary from device to device – though its Play Store description says it can improve your internet speed by up to 80 percent – but it's incredibly easy to use.
After installing the app on your smartphone, just tap “start boost” and the app will begin to optimize the parameters to improve your connection speed. No root privileges are required, and its free from the Play Store. Give it a try.
If your data connection is unstable or frequently disconnects then you might need to use the Connection Stabilizer Booster app. It's divided into two parts, Active reconnect and Active keep alive. Keep alive is useful for maintaining a good connection. Reconnect, on the other hand, will activate whenever the connection drops to automatically bring back the connection.
Both are equally useful, but be aware that active reconnect requires root privileges for those running Android Lollipop.
We've shown you how you can increase the Internet speed and stabilize the connection but if you aren't feeling the effects you should try a speed test. In less than 30 seconds, the Speedtest app will show you the true speed of your internet connection. Run this before and after using the aforementioned apps to see how much they affect your connection.
If all of the above fails, the best way to ensure good mobile data speeds is just to use your phone in a setting with a strong signal to begin with. Do you have a favorite app for helping improve internet speeds? Let us know in the comments.