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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tips & Tricks: How to speed up your 3G connection


In many South Asian countries like India, 3G Mobile connectivity is still catching up even when 4G services are being rolled out. However 3G speeds has always been a concern as it limits our ability browse and download our favourite content. However often times, the slow speed cannot be attributed to network only, but also on the way we use our mobile devices. Check out our quick note on improving the 3G Speeds.


Get the right browser

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available for Android. Its ability to sync across multiple devices providing a seamless internet experience makes it niche. Chrome also remembers all your passwords and bookmarks. Hence on the downside, this browser occupies up a lot of space as well.  


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You can used Opera Max browser instead which comes with memory saving features with its third-party VPN service, you will be able to save data on social media browsing, video and audio playback, and other things. Additionally, Opera Max also monitors the apps –data, and manages your data consumption accordingly. There is also a lighter version called Opera Mini.


Disable images in browser


Another way to access content faster on 3G, keep the browser in text-only mode. Many browser apps may not support this functionality. In the Settings menu you can turn your browser to text-only mode, it will prevent the images from getting loaded. This will increase network speeds significantly.



Clear cache


Cache is also one of the major issues which makes mobile device slow. Thus for a better internet connectivity, just clear the cache. Go to your phone's Settings > Applications and select the app whose cache you want to clear. You can also install an app cache cleaner, which will clear the cache of all the apps at once. But do not forget to uninstall these cache cleaner app after use as these apps also consume significant cache too.


Uninstall memory hungry apps


There are many apps available which take up lot of space in your device and also run in the background, making the phone slothful. Some widgets also tend to be bigger reprobates when it comes to memory use. So, in order to have a better and faster internet experience, just get rid of those widgets and also uninstall the apps that you don't using actively.



Use Lighter Versions of Apps

Especially those of you who use iPhones of 8GB / 16 GB capacity, you run out of space in no time.  Especially, Twitter – Facebook – Instagram can occupy upto 800-900 MB as cache/data. You can use lighter version of these apps. For Facebook & Instagram you can use Friendly app available in App Store while for Twitter you can use Echofon. These apps are faster and use 1/10 of memory & cache. Also clear your Whatsapp Files /Video in received folders on weekly basis (best way is to uninstall and reinstall Whatsapp at least once in a month).


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Your mailboxes also tend to eat up lot of space and makes your device slower – once in a month, delete all the mailboxes including your corporate mail-box and reinstall them. You will witness significant improvement in your device speed.

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