[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The inability of your phone to connect or find a Wi-Fi connection will most likely top the list of annoying things that can happen to anyone. Imagine being within reach of the Internet but, for some reason, your device will not find a good signal or connect. Sometimes it’s the fact that web pages have refused to refresh or load. Keep reading to get tips on how to boost your phone’s signal strength.
A phone is a complex device. A lot goes into the consistent network and voice connections and sometimes, some problems are encountered. Sometimes the issues are fixed. It may just mean that you have to turn on and off the Airplane mode. But other times, it might be a little more complex and requires you to reset network settings.
Five tips to boost your phone’s signal strength
1. Turn on and turn off airplane mode
To turn on and off the Airplane mode on your Android devices,
- Swipe down to the top of the screen to reveal the Quick Settings panel.
- Tap on the Airplane icon and wait for the phone to disconnect from all connections. The airplane icon will display on the top of your phone.
- Wait about 30 seconds and then turn the Airplane Mode back off.
If you use an iPhone,
- Open the control centre (Swipe down from the top-right corner if you use the iPhone X series or swipe up from the bottom of the screen on older models.)
- Tap the Airplane Mode icon, and it will turn orange once enabled.
- Then wait about a minute before turning it back off.
These should reset your internet settings and boost your phone’s connectivity. If it doesn’t work, then try the next step.
2. Restart your phone
A lot of fixing can be done by just simply restarting your device. If you use an Android device, you just need to simply hold on to the power button until the onscreen menu pops up. Then select restart or just simply wait for it to completely go off and then turn it back on.
If you use an iPhone, hold on to the sleep/wake button until the power slider comes on display. Then drag the slider to the right. Turn it back on by pressing the same button until the Apple logo displays on your screen. iPhone X-series users will have to press and hold the side button at the same time as either the volume up or down button.
If this still doesn’t work, then try the next tip.
3. Remove your sim card
Remove your phone sim card and put it back in the phone while the phone is still on. For iPhone users, this would mean getting the sim card tool — you can improvise with an unfolded paperclip or pin — in the phone box. Then press it to the pinhole in the sim tray of the phone to eject the sim card. Check to see if the sim card is damaged or set in the sim tray properly then insert it back into the phone.
Some Android devices require that you turn off your device and take out the battery before you can take the sim out. So just turn the phone off, carefully take out the battery and sim, and make sure that it is correctly inserted.
If you use an iPhone try these other tips.
4. Update carrier settings
If you have been using your iPhone for a while, it may have alerted you at some point that your ‘Carrier Settings’ are out of date. So you may need to force your phone to check for carrier settings update by opening Settings, General and then About. Your phone will prompt you to install an update if one is available.
5. Reset network settings
This should be used when all else fails. You may need to prompt your phone to start on a clean slate to fix the connectivity problem. Keep in mind that this network setting will reset all saved Wi-Fi passwords, custom APN settings and VPN connections.
If you have no problem with these then go to Settings, General, Reset and then Reset Network Settings. Once you confirm the selection, the phone will restart. You can now re-insert your Wi-Fi passwords and try to connect.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]