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Internet tips and tricks: How to speed up phone internet: Do this and bid your problems good bye

Internet tips and tricks: Want to speed up internet? Well, here is how to speed up phone internet

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 00:02 IST
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Internet tips and tricks: Start surfing at lightning speed, know here how to speed up phone internet (Luke Porter/Unsplash)

Slow mobile internet can be one of the most frustrating experiences ever and we are always looking out for some smart internet tips and tricks to get back up to speed. We have all experienced the annoyance of slow internet. Like, for instance, when you try to send a message on WhatsApp, watch YouTube video or simply try to check out a news website and nothing loads. You keep waiting, but phone internet stays stuck in the slow lane. Or when you are scrolling through Instagram or Facebook and the app will take ages to load more content. The problem especially hits you when you're traveling or are outdoors and your smartphone is your only escape from boredom. If you have experienced or are experiencing any of these and want to speed up your mobile internet, then read on. We show you how to speed up phone internet with this easy to do guide..

Mobile internet in India has come a long way from the 2G and 3G days when even downloading a 5MB file felt like a daunting task. However, as we entered the age of 4G and cheaper internet services, mobile networks are still playing a game of catch up. Due to infrastructural restrictions, we still have many geographies where patchy internet and slow speed is a normal occurrence. Sometimes the problem is that the telecom companies are not able to handle the huge amount of traffic that overloads their telecom towers. While you can't change the telecom companies' behaviour, you can do something on your handset to boost your mobile internet speed. These internet tips and tricks can give a boost to your mobile internet speed.

How to speed up phone internet

1. Clear your Cache

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Yes, Cache doesn't only increase your internal storage space but can also speed up your slow mobile internet. Cache does not only weigh down the mobile processes but also internet speed. If you have not cleared your cache in a long time, give it a shot. It will definitely increase your internet speed.

2. Close your apps

While smartphones today can work just fine even with multiple apps running in background, it might not be the case for your mobile internet. The more devices you have running, the slower your internet speed will be. Close some of these apps and you should see a considerable boost to your internet speed.

3. Turn off auto update for your apps

App update is another way your smartphone drains your internet speed. While app updates take place quietly in the background, you feel its effect while using the phone. An effective solution is to turn off your app update and just manually update them before you go to bed so that you can wake up to a completely updated smartphone the next day.

4. Use a different browser/lite apps

This will not exactly increase your mobile internet speed but will make your existing bandwidth much more efficient. Many apps today come with a lite version which requires less data to run. Similarly different browsers also have different data requirements. Opera mini, for example, is a data efficient browser that will make your internet speed feel faster.

5. Reset your network setting

A very big problem that often stays hidden is the one on your phone. Your network setting may be on automatic by default and this can often create problems and cause a internet to slow down. This Internet tip will actually stop your unstable internet speed. All you have to do is pick up your phone and reset your Network Setting, just follow these simple steps. Go to Settings > Mobile Networks > Network operator > Select automatically > Turn off. After this, just manually look for your network provider (Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio or Airtel) and tap on it. You will have to restart your phone.

For this to work, make sure you have set 4G or LTE Network on your phone earlier. If not, then do it this way:

How to Select 4G or LTE Network:

Step 1:

Go to Settings.

Step 2:

Look for Connections.

Step 3:

Go to SIM card manager.

Step 4:

Tap on Mobile data or Mobile networks.

Step 5:

Tap on LTE/3G/2G (auto connect).

Step 6:

Tap out of Settings. 

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First Published Date: 09 Feb, 19:44 IST