Improving mobile coverage is an aspect that, although there are more and more perfectionists, the best is not always achieved or, at least, the one we want. Thus, today we are all tied to the mobile phone. In it we have our mail, our messaging app, social networks, games… and, although we are at home we can be connected to WiFi. there are times when the coverage is poor, we have very low speed and even the connection is constantly cut off. And yes, we know; there is nothing more annoying than this.
The annoyance of bad coverage
Among the many things that we have been taught in recent times, especially since we are involved in this pandemic situation, are being able to stay in contact with family, friends and co-workers, which has become more important than ever.
However, and beyond all the technologies, systems, applications… mobile coverage is still an evil that accompanies us more times than we want, and at home too. This happens a lot in rural areas, which have little or no coverage, that is, many times good reception can only be guaranteed in cities.
So if you are in one of those places where you have to run upstairs and look out the window when someone calls you, here are some things that will serve as solutions and that you can try in the best way to combat the bad mobile reception.
What solutions do we have to improve it?
The signal! This usually happens when we need to have a conversation, but by voice, and not chat on WhatsApp or Instagram as you do so naturally. And many times that is when a major problem is detected in the way we communicate: that you cannot maintain a fluid, clear conversation, or it is directly impossible for you to make or receive calls.
Or what is the same; If you're tired of dropped calls, missed call notifications and poor connections, you should know that you can extend mobile coverage at home.
Change the type of network from 5G to 4G, from 4G to 3G…
One of the first aspects that we must check is if this coverage problem is really from the network or if the problem is with our phone. It may be the case that the phone has problems connecting to the network, but we have not noticed it. Clearing up doubts in this regard will be the first thing to do.
A simple way to check it is to restart the phone, to see if when we restart it it connects to the network normally or not. If there are problems with data coverage, then what we can do is change the phone's network from 5 or 4G to 3G or 2G.
The type of network is found in the smartphone settings, in the mobile networks section, applicable both to the most modern and to those that are not so modern. There we can go from 4G to 3G. Changing from one type of network to another can show us if there are problems in said mobile coverage or if it is a problem with the phone.
Try making calls over Wi-Fi
Today, everyone has a Wi-Fi network at home or at work. If this is your case, you can use it to make or receive calls. And it's as simple as changing the corresponding settings on your mobile. If the device is an iPhone, just go to Settings-Phone-Wi-Fi Calling and check that it is activated.
On the other hand, on Android phones the settings can be located in different places. To do this, go to Settings and use the search at the top and look for 'wifi calling'. In any case, and depending on the operator, it is better that you make sure, because some could ask you for a plus in the rate.
Get rid of the cover
Yes, although it seems strange at this point, there are covers and covers for the mobile that can affect the coverage of your mobile. Especially those robust, with aluminum components or the typical bumper, with metal frames. These covers have a 'faraday cage' effect, where they act as a barrier and do not let wireless signals through.
Therefore, if you have an aluminum case or one with these components, and your coverage is poor or you don't have a good WiFi signal, it may be due to this accessory. There are those that incorporate a magnet to be able to attach it to different accessories, and these can also harm the coverage of your device. In addition to affecting the compass and internal components. Given this, the best advice is to do without it, at least during the call.
Do not cover the antenna
This may sound obvious, but it is important that you keep it in mind. Faced with such technology and progress, today's smartphones still have an antenna, but it goes inside. The most logical thing is that we do not know where it is, so sometimes it is quite likely that we are inadvertently covering it, obstructing that mobile coverage.
So if we're having problems. we can remove that cover that we have mentioned, which will allow the signal to pass in a better way, as well as change the way we hold the device. Thus, if the signal is reaching us just right, we can get a few more dB until we get closer to the antenna again.
Keep the phone charged
Although it seems strange, charging problems can affect depending on what functions of the device itself. In fact, it is nothing new to observe how, on certain occasions, our WiFi connection is somewhat slower than normal when the smartphone is low on battery. And in what has to do with this connection, too.
Thus, this trick to gain coverage is one of the most important, where, in case the battery was on its last legs, the system would recognize it and take advantage of it for other tasks.
Use a signal booster
Lastly, and beyond more 'homemade' or simple solutions, we can always do it using a coverage amplifier which is, in terms of practicality, the best way to avoid problems at home when calling by mobile. These are known as signal boosters, a very fast way to increase your productivity at home.
So a great power of speed and performance will be great to show good results, also when it comes to work. In this way you will have an enviable coverage.