Mobile phone is really important part of us and poor signal reception is an horror for most of us. If your home have poor coverage then you might be experiencing frequent call drops, unstable internet, no signal and bad call quality. So, this article is going to help you improve signal reception at your home to overcome these issues.
Ways to improve mobile signal:
Lock Lower Frequency Band (Android only):
This is the easiest way to get rid of poor indoor signal issue. Mobile operators these days offer their services using different network bands. Lower frequency bands offer wider coverage while being able to provide lesser Internet speed and higher frequency bands have limited coverage but they can provide higher internet speed.
Mostly while using 3G or 4G, our phone tries to use higher frequency band for better Internet speed even when the signal is not good. It can cause really bad experience, especially when the network is already overloaded.
The workaround for this is to lock the lower frequency band (which is supported by your network operator, of course) on your phone.
To lock network band, you’ll need to have root privilege on your device. The method varies from device to device. However, Snapdragon chipset powered devices have easy solution for the same. You just need to download an app called Network Signal Guru and you can use it to lock the network band you want to.
Use 4G Hotspot:
You can get portable 4G WiFi hotspot. So, you can keep it at a place where it gets proper signal. In case your carrier supports calling through app then you can get rid of bad calling experience as well.
Network Booster / Cellular Repeater:
It’s an expensive option, but most useful one. Network Repeaters helps in improving indoor coverage at places where coverage is extremely poor. So, try to ask your carrier regarding this. If possible, they might help you in getting it.
Now, here are some common tips to be sure that you’re getting the best coverage possible in your home. These won’t help you to boost signal though but these are good to try when you’re not having good reception.
Don’t cover the Antennas:
If you’re someone who play games on phone, then you might have experienced even worse signal when you’re playing. It’s because you’re covering the antenna. It does not only cause poor signal but also results in higher battery drain.
Keep phone close to window-
When your phone is close to a window or there are less obstacles between your phone and the tower then you’ll experience significant gain in signal reception. So, try to go near window when you’re experiencing poor signal.
Use single SIM card:
Some dual SIM card devices, mainly the old ones can have significant improvement in coverage when you’re using only one sim card on your phone. It’ll be good idea to remove one sim card or disable for some time and try to look for any improvement in signal reception.
Find good signal spot:
Look for the best signal spot in your home by looking at the actual signal value on your phone.
For Android: Go to Settings>About phone>Status>SIM card status and see the signal strength. The closer the number is to 0 dB, the better is the signal. Commonly, -90 dB or higher signal strength is taken as excellent.
Some devices tries to lower power usage by lowering the power usage for the modem when the battery level is low which might result in lower signal reception than usual. So, keep your phone properly charged.
So, these were some ideas and ways to improve and boost signal reception in your home. I hope it helped you in getting better signal on your phone.