Purchasing bigger data allocation or the fastest broadband plan is not enough to ensure a good Internet connection for subscribers. One would need some tech-savvy hacks to optimize the Internet connection they are paying for.
For this reason, Globe explained how Internet connection could get really slow and provided solutions for the following scenarios:
Too many apps running in the background
Running applications in your devices, especially if they require Internet connection to run, will consume data even though you’re not actively using them. As a general rule, it’s better to close those apps if you’re not using them.
For computers, make sure to minimize the number of tabs on your browser and close other Internet-based software that you don’t use for a while.
For smartphones, clear up all the apps you don’t use from your task menu and manage the applications that run in the background.
Mounting temporary Internet data in your computer
Do some cleaning of your temporary files and search history from time to time and declutter some of your apps that are not in use that consumes data in the background.
Go to your browser settings and click on the “Clear browsing data” on your computer. Use your clean storage feature from your smartphone or download a legitimate storage cleaner app to clear all those temporary data immediately.
Device too far from the network source or router
While distance makes the heart grow fonder in romance logic, putting more distance will only make your Internet connection weaker.
Connectivity requires sufficient signals, especially for ones who are using a Wi-Fi router. So, the farther your devices are from the device that transmits Internet data, the weaker your connection.
To ensure that your signal won’t drop, move your device closer to the network source, such as cell towers for mobile network or router for a wired network. Make sure that walls or ceilings do not block them off, as these obstructions also make it harder to pick up the signal properly on your device.
Too many devices connected
While this is the most obvious point, this tip is overlooked by some. Sure, you can’t escape the reality that some of your peers or even your family shares Internet with you, but the fact remains that the connection will get slower with the more devices are connected to the Wi-Fi as they cut down your total bandwidth.
Instead of immediately cutting off other people sharing your Wi-Fi, only connect devices currently in use to minimize the usage of the Internet as much as possible. This includes using a hotspot or using a router, among others.
Malware in your device can eat most of your data
It goes without saying that malware is a pain in your device, but a particular breed of malware also sabotages your Internet connection from your device behind your back.
For instance, smartphones with malware inside can consume your mobile data by subscribing to illicit offers while you are unaware of it.
So, no matter how much you try to be cautious, it’s better to download antivirus applications to ensure your device remains virus-free. We recommend downloading free software like Avast or MalwareBytes for both computers and smartphones.
Not utilizing Globe apps available to manage your mobile data
For those who haven’t downloaded free apps by Globe on your phone, you should do it now.
Apps like GlobeSwitch, GlobeOne, and Globe at Home enable you to manage data allocation and manage other subscribers sharing data with you. To top it, these apps also come with promos and special freebies, including free data from time to time.