How to speed up internet on Android smartphones

From cache, to mobile network settings, passing through widgets and apps: here's what to do to make your internet connection faster on Android

The internet connection doesn't always work as it should. One of the most annoying problems, especially on smartphones, is when the device doesn't load web pages quickly. Yet all is not lost. On Android you can try to solve the problem with a few quick tricks.

Before we move on to talk about these tricks, it's good to make one thing clear right away. This is nothing complicated. Anyone, even those who have little familiarity with the green robot, can put into practice the tips that we will explain in a moment. But why is the internet sometimes very slow? There are so many causes. It may happen, for example, that the problem is caused by an application that "eats" a lot of data traffic or takes up a lot of internet bandwidth. And that's not all. It is also possible that the reason is the smartphone's network settings.

That said, let's take action. For starters, turn off your Android smartphone's Wi-Fi network. In fact, we are interested in speeding up the data connection, which you will obviously have to activate. Now we're ready to take action.

Get rid of the cache

As you know, all smartphone applications accumulate cache over time, information used by the phone to launch certain functions faster. Well, the cache can also slow down the internet connection of the mobile device. In such cases, it is advisable to delete it. Don't know how to do it? It's very simple.

Open the Android settings and then click on "Apps". Now, from the list of apps installed on your smartphone, locate the ones that you normally use most frequently. For example, browsers.

Check the mobile network settings

As mentioned before, it is possible that for various reasons the mobile network settings are wrong. A 4G cell phone could be "set" to use only 3G. Let's see how to check this. Also in this case, you need to go to the settings. Next, click on "Mobile Network" and then on "Preferred Network Type". Finally, make sure that the "Automatic 4G/3G/2G" option is enabled. That's it.

Delete unnecessary apps and widgets

You should know one thing: almost all apps, even the ones you think are closed, consume some mobile network in the background. Leaving aside the data traffic aspect that is likely to be drained in advance, these apps also slow down the internet. If you do not use them, there is no reason to keep them in your smartphone: delete them. To do so, head to the green robot's settings - by now you know how to do that - click on "App" and select the "little program" you want to delete.

Find a good ad-blocking tool

If your smartphone's internet connection is slow, it might be the ads that slow down the loading of pages and consume internet data. The solution could be to download from the Google store a valid ad-blocking tool, a tool that blocks, as its name implies, the ads.

Optimize Chrome

If you, like most Android users, use Chrome, you could try to optimize the Google browser. How? Just turn on "Data Saver" which, besides saving a few gigabytes, will speed up page loading. Open Chrome and click on "Settings". After doing so, press on Data Saver and finally turn on the "On" option.