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We’ve all experienced the frustration that comes with a bad connection, whether it’s a slow connection or a very busy connection which results in hours and hours of buffering. These kind of connectivity issues can get on anyone’s nerves especially when you need to complete an urgent task, or maybe stream the last episode of Papa Ajasco. Hopefully, these tips should give you a high-level ability to tweak the network settings of your device when connectivity issues come to play.

Check your connection: There are apps such as Speedtest which enable you check just how fast or slow your Wi-Fi or mobile network connection actually is. Note that data connections can be affected by heavy congestion during peak hours, issues with your network service providers or the exhaustion of your data plan.

Free some device memory: Clear out your device memory and make use of external storage where you can. On some devices, you can make sure all downloads end up on your SD card. You may also choose to get an external hard drive or you could utilize cloud services like Dropbox or google drive.

Check Network Settings: If you experience slow data connectivity consistently, you may need to check your web settings and adjust them accordingly. It’s important you adjust your network settings such that your device is connected to the correct kind of network and that it hasn’t been restricted to a certain mode.

Optimize your apps: Make sure all running apps in the background are closed especially apps that consume a lot of data. Also, you can download apps that compress internet data across all other apps.

Update your browser app regularly: Technological improvements occur on a regular basis; browser apps are usually modified to meet up with these technological advancements. Updating your browser app more often than not improves its efficiency.

Install an Ad Blocker: Ads use up a lot of data and processing power. You can download ad blocking apps which can help reduce add pop-ups across most apps. There are also ad blocking web browsers that keep your web pages ad-free.

Fix Your Wi-Fi Signal: If you’re using Wi-Fi, you might find that your router and internet are fine, but your wireless signal is weak, or in more technical cases, your Wi-Fi channel is clashing with that of your neighbours. In this case, you may need to contact your local Internet specialists to aid switch channels to avoid further interference.

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