Poor cellular coverage leads to complications such as call drops, slow data speeds, bad voice quality, and stuck messages. Facing any of these issues cannot just be frustrating, but it is also enough to negatively affect your work productivity. In the event you experience some or a combination of these problems, worry not, because there are many things to try before using a cell signal amplifier. Before utilizing it as a last resort, consider trying every other possible solution for the underlying cause of the issue.
Eliminate Obstructions To The Phone’s Internal Antenna
A back case offers extra protection for a smart-phone. If the cover has metal elements, however, it would be blocking your device’s internal antenna, and thus, affecting your cellular service. To improve cell coverage, just be sure to get rid of this form of back case from your smartphone.
Besides, pay heed to how you hold the phone. Are you holding in a way that blocks the aforesaid antenna? If yes, hold it in a way that does the trick. If your bigger hand is blocking it, then you might need another solution.
Keep Your Phone Battery Amply Charged
A smartphone tries to conserve battery in two situations: when it is about to run out of battery and seeking signals. So try to avoid the battery low situation because otherwise, it strives for signals in a way that affects your cellular service. It is not possible to keep it at a more-than-enough level always. In some situations, it is going to be low. In this case, disable applications, wireless hotspot, Bluetooth and similar settings.
Check The SIM For Dust Or Damage
The strength of cellular signals drops occasionally because of dust or damage on the smart card in the device. It depends much on your SIM, so try cleaning the card and putting it back in place to see if this fixes the issue. It could help to make the signal stronger than before. In the event of SIM damage, apply for another card from your carrier.
Use The Appropriate Network
Cell phones are made to automatically connect to the network according to what is available in a place. In other words, when 4G coverage is unavailable in an area, a phone should switch to the other available network there, be it 3G or 5G. However, it does not always switch to that available network mode. In this situation, you should manually change to the preferred type of network from your phone settings.
On Android, you can choose the preferred network from the settings menu. On an iPhone, you have to go to the same menu and toggle off ‘Enable 4G’.