It can really be frustrating to deal with poor signal strength on your smartphone. Not to mention, it can make a simple task like sending a text message very time-consuming. This can get particularly annoying when you realize that the area you are in has perfectly strong cellular signal and it is in fact, your smartphone that is responsible for it. Here, we are listing down a few hacks that can help you in such a situation. Take a look:
Turn off the Airplane mode and switch it back on
This is one of the simplest and the most popular hacks that can get better signal back to your smartphone. To do this, you need to go to the Quick Settings section of your handset and then click on the Airplane icon. Then, wait for a few minutes and wait for your device to disconnect from all the connections. Once this happens, you can click on the Airplane icon again to turn it on. By doing this, in most cases, your smartphone will reconnect to cellular signal and start working fine again.
If that didn’t work, restart your smartphone
Although the Airplane icon hack is an extremely popular and effective one, it doesn’t always work. If you find yourself in a situation like this, the next best thing that you can do to make your smartphone connect to strong cellular signals is restart it. To do this, you need to hold the power button for a few seconds till the onscreen menu appears. From the list of options, select ‘Restart’. Just in case your handset does not have the option of restarting, just turn it off using the power button and then switch it on again.
Try removing your SIM card
Another hack of dealing with bad cellular network on your phone is removing your SIM card from your device. Make sure you do this while it is turned on. You can use the SIM ejector tool, which is included in the phone’s box, to do this. Just check if the SIM card fits in the SIM tray correctly or if it is damaged or soiled, and then you can re-insert it.
In case your device has an eSIM, you cannot follow this step. You can only restart your device so that it reconnects with cellular network.
If none of these work, contact your carrier
If none of the hacks that we have stated here work, there can be a possibility that the problem isn’t in your smartphone, but instead, the issue is arising because of your wireless carrier. If you are consistently facing network-related issues, then the right thing to do is to contact your carrier and report the problem. The problem may be arising out of problems ranging from a cell tower being down to an issue with a tower’s fiber optic cable. Whatever it is, your wireless carrier will be able to help you with it.
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