Can’t Connect? How To Fix Bad Cell Reception Issues at Home

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Written by T.E. Wing

Experiencing bad cell reception at home? It happens to the best of us. Here are some easy ways to turn things around.

Don’t take bad smartphone reception lying down.

Here’s how to fix bad reception on your smartphone at home.

First off, you need to understand why you’re having connectivity problems. Then you can move on and remedy the situation.

  1. Your home is a reception dead zone

A typical reason for weak reception is that you are trying to use your smartphone in a dead zone. 

After all, the primary factor that determines a phone’s signal strength is its distance from the nearest cell tower. And the stuff that’s standing in between you and the tower could be worsening the situation by blocking or limiting that signal.

Of course, you can’t relocate entire cell towers, buildings, walls or mountains. But if these are behind the reception problem you’re experiencing at home, consider a single booster.

A signal booster from a brand HiBoost acts as a sort of mini-cell tower in your own home, which generates a much stronger signal for you. A signal booster is definitely worth the investment.

2. Another device is interfering with your signal

Usually, big factors like cell tower distance and large object interference are behind cellular reception problems. But if they’re not responsible, it’s wise to check whether interference from other devices is the culprit.

After all, lots of electronic devices generate wireless signals and there are only so many frequencies and wavelengths out there. Sometimes, these signals interfere with one another. 

It’s easy to find out if interference is causing your weird reception issues. Just try shutting down your other devices one by one. Or simply relocate them.

3. Your smartphone is trying to use WiFi

Look, WiFi is a great thing. It lets your router extend your home internet connection throughout your whole space. You can use WiFi to browse the web, send texts and even make calls. 

Just one caveat: Your WiFi needs to be strong enough to handle all those tasks.

Test this possibility. Just turn off WiFi calling and other WiFi settings. Or turn off Wi-WiFi altogether.

Turning off WiFi won’t solve issues with wireless reception range, of course. But if your smartphone works great once you turn off WiFi access on it, then you’re golden.

For aNewDomain, I’m T.E. Wing reporting.

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