Instagram loads too slow? Have you stopped receiving WhatsApp photographs because your Internet is too slow? Although 4G connectivity offers quite decent upload and download speeds (at least in Spain), there are cases in which it leaves some loose ends along the way. If the problem is derived from our geographical area or from the telephone company itself, little can we do. Otherwise, we can carry out a series of methods and tricks to accelerate mobile data, and therefore, the speed of the mobile Internet.
Force the 2G, 3G 4G network on your phone Re-register your carrier's APN Change the DNS of your mobile network to 188.8.131.52 Remove the SIM card and reinsert it Do you have a Chinese brand mobile? Watch out for the 800 band Disabling automatic application updates Check out the applications that consume the most data Use a simple browser and Lite applications If none of the above still doesn't work, contact your telephone operator
Force the 2G, 3G 4G network on your phone
Internet speed problems usually come, usually, from the lack of 2G, 3G 4G antennas near our location. The best solution for this is force one of the three networks in our phone to prevent shocks between them.
Switching between network modes is as simple as going to the Wi-Fi and Internet section within the Settings application. Next click on SIM and network and finally on Preferred network type. The ideal is to try between the different options offered (only 2G, 2G and 3G, 4G …) to check the effectiveness of the network.
Re-register your operator's APN
The APN, also known as the Access Point Name, is the Internet gateway for our mobile phone. As a general rule, this door is usually configured automatically according to our operator. Unfortunately, The system does not always choose the best way to connect to the Internet.
To register again the APN of our operator we will have to refer again to the previous settings. Within the section of SIM and network we will click on our SIM and We will select the Access Point Names option immediately. Finally we will eliminate the existing network and create a new one based on the information that we can find in the table that we will leave next. The information may vary depending on the operator we have hired.
|APN Movistar||movistar.es / telefonica.es||MOVE / PHONE||MOVE / PHONE|
|APN LOWI||lowi.private.omv.es||in white||in white|
|APN Orange / Amena||orangeworld||orange||orange|
|APN Eticom||internetmas||in white||in white|
|APN Yoigo||Internet||in white||in white|
|APN Simyo||gprs-service.com||in white||in white|
|APN Jazztel||jazzinternet||in white||in white|
|APN Jetnet||inet.es||in white||in white|
|APN Msmovil / Parlem||internetmas||in white||in white|
|APN Happy Mvil (customers since 12/05/2015)||internetmas||in white||in white|
|APN Happy Mobile||internettph||in white||in white|
|APN Pepephone||gprs.pepephone.com||in white||in white|
|APN Oceans||oceans.es||in white||in white|
|APN RACC Tel||internet.racc.net||CUSTOMER ACC||RACC|
|APN Ono||internet.ono.com||in white||in white|
|APN R||internet.mundo-r.com||in white||in white|
|APN Carrefour Mobile||CARREFOURINTERNET||in white||in white|
|APN Eroski||gprs.eroskimovil.es||wap @ wap||wap125|
|APN Tuenti Mobile||tuenti.com||tuenti||tuenti|
|APN Lebara||gprsmov.lebaramobile.es||in white||in white|
|APN Llamaya||moreinternet / internetmas||in white||in white|
|DigiMobil APN||internet.digimobil.es||in white||in white|
|Youmobile||youmobile||youinternet||in white||in white|
|APN Hits Mobile||tel.hitsmobile.es||in white||in white|
|APN ON (Mobile Networks)||lcrinternet||(in white||in white|
|APN Wifi Gomera||inet.es||in white||in white|
|APN VADAVO||VADAVO||inet.es||in white||in white|
Data extracted from Wikibandaancha.
Having applied the relevant changes, we will restart the phone so that the network change is carried out correctly.
Change the DNS of your mobile network to 184.108.40.206
Roughly, a DNS address is a type of system integrated into networks whose sole purpose is to translate the IP addresses of web page servers to addresses that our phone can understand. That is, if the IP address of tuexpertomovil.com is 220.127.116.11, the DNS address will try to translate this same address into the domain tuexpertomovil.com. For this reason, choosing a good DNS address is paramount if we want to reduce wait times when we surf the Internet from our mobile.
There are many addresses, although Google's are undoubtedly the best today. To change the DNS of our device, just go to WiFi and network and click on private DNS. Next we will select Host Name of Private DNS Provider and we will introduce the following address:
Still not working? We can always use third-party applications, as is the case of 18.104.22.168.1 of Cloudflare. The application also has a free VPN that is supposed to speed up the loading of web pages.
Remove the SIM card and reinsert it
It may seem like a simple solution but it is one of the most effective. If we have a phone with two trays for the SIM card, it is recommended change card to secondary compartment to rule out problems related to the phone.
If we detect dirt or any element that could interrupt the connection of the card with the phone, we will have to proceed to its cleaning. Needless to say, this whole process must be carried out with the phone switched off.
Do you have a Chinese brand mobile? Watch out for the 800 band
Brands such as Xiaomi, Meizu and Oppo have exclusive models from China. The main difference with respect to European models is based on the absence of the band 800, a band that is currently used in Spain to network the 4G connection.
If we have acquired the terminal in stores such as AliExpress or eBay, it is most likely that our device lacks such a band, which reduces not only the speed of the Internet, but also the reach of the 4G network. We can consult the information directly in the telephone box.
Disable automatic application updates
Both Android and iOS have an update system that keeps a multitude of application processes in memory to obtain, among other things, notifications. Although this option usually depends on the phone's personalization layer, we can proceed through the same WiFi and network settings. Then we will go to SIM and network / Data saving and activate the homnimo option.
To obtain greater control of the applications that consume data in memory we can contact to the Applications section in Settings. Within each of the applications we will have to click on Mobile data and WiFi and then on Background data to prevent the application in question consume mobile internet in the background. This process has to be repeated with all the applications we want to control.
Check out the applications that consume the most data
It is an open secret: applications such as Instagram, Facebook and YouTube consume a large part of our data rate even if we do not use them. Therefore, it is best to take a look at the use of application data through the corresponding section on WiFi and network; specifically in data usage.
Finally, the assistant will show us a graph with all the applications that have consumed more data in the last billing cycle, which is usually one month long.
Use a simple browser
We have not been able to accelerate the speed of mobile data. And now what? Neither Google Chrome nor Mozilla Firefox. To reduce the use of data, and therefore, the volume of data with requests to the server, the most recommended is make use of simple browsers. Lakor's browser is one of the lightest, although we can also opt for Opera Mini.
Both has integrated ad blockers and options that allow us to reduce the count of data consumed.
And to Lite applications
In Google Play there is a whole compendium of Lite applications whose data demand is significantly lower than that of their homologous applications, as is the case with Facebook Lite. The rest of applications, such as Twitter, WhatsApp or Instagram, have options that allow us to control the automatic download of images and multimedia elements.
Otherwise, we can always opt for alternative customers much better optimized than the original customers. Telegram Plus, Twitter Lite (web version), Messenger Lite …
And if none of the above still does not work, contact your telephone operator
None of the above will take effect if the problems come directly from our telephone operator. Thus, contacting this directly can solve any network problem May our mobile phone suffer. If you do not offer any solution, we can always consult the coverage map of the main companies to discover the position of the 4G antennas.
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