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Take These Steps To Help You Fix Internet Connection Problems And Also Data Usage Problems; It Works

The internet has become an indispensable part of many people's day to day lives as we now depend on it to carry out a great number of our daily functions. Whether for business and academic purposes or to just keep up with information/news and societal trends, the internet has indeed become an integral part of our day to day living. That is why a stable and fast connection to the internet and considerably good data plans have turned out to become very pressing necessities for us. Few things can be as annoying as having connection problems when handling important tasks online. The collection of tips and tricks presented below will at the very least help you tackle some of your internet problems, such as slow connections, and also you can learn how to make the most of your data plans. The tips also work for both smartphones and computers. The tips for computers come first before that of smartphones. Be patient to read through and you won't regret it. Even if you don't own a computer now you may still get one in the near future. So read patiently. Make use of them and save yourself moments of frustration in front of your computer/PC or while online on your smartphone.

How To Make Your Internet Connection Faster ( For Computers/ PCs)

# Confirm The Plan You Are On And Also Confirm Your System's Speed

Sometimes you experience slow internet connection because that's what you sunscribed to. That is the bandwidth of the plan you choose is slow. So it would the right move to check out with you provider what plan you are using. This can be done by logging onto provider's website or putting a call across to them. Next visit and run a speed test on your connection. If the numbers concur with what you’re paying for, then your network is not the source of the fault. It then means that you’re just paying for slow internet. You would need to upgrade to a faster plan to fix the problem.

# Your May Need To TroubleShoot Your System's Hardware

If your computer's connection problem persists, then try troubleshooting your computer's hardware. Carry out a quick reset on your modem and routers, ( I.e turn them off and on).

Also check on other PCs in your home to see if they are also having connection problems — if the problem only happens on one computer, then it is that computer that you would need to fix and not your router or modem. Troubleshoot the router/modem to find out if it’s a hardware problem. Fix or replace the faulty hardware to normalize the internet connection.

# Check Your Wi-Fi Signal

Sometimes connection problems could be caused by a weak Wi-Fi signal, so you will need to tweak and boost your WiFi signal. Click here for tips and tricks on how to boost your WiFi signal.

# Check For Apps And Programs Running In The Background

Apps performing certain functions in the background can be the cause of a slow internet connection. While you are using your system, various apps and programs run by themselves, performing background functions. Also if you’re downloading files with BitTorrent, your regular web browsing is going to be slower. 

You may also try installing extension programs like Adblock Plus or FlashBlock, as they will help block some of the bandwidth-consuming ads, animations, and videos that can eat down your internet connection.

File-syncing apps and services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, may be the culprits in such cases. Just pause them when you find out they are performing background functions. Also tweak your settings so your system will notify you before downloading any updates. That way you can keep an eye on how you consume your data.

# Switch Entirely To A New DNS Server

DNS servers are responsible for the important function of looking up and translating web addresses you type in, into computer-friendly IP address. Sometimes they can be bugged while performing their functions or go down entirely. In that case you will need to switch over to a new DNS server. Click here for how to check out the most secure and fastest DNS servers.

# Choose Your Priorities Smartly

You can choose to execute the tasks that require a fast internet connection when your connection is not having connection issues. Then you can carry out the other ones that require less bandwidth when the internet connection is slow.

# Contact Your Network Provider

You can take this step if the other steps fail to give you the the solution you need. The problems may be coming from your provider's end, so placing a call to them might help solve the issue. Remember to treat their customer care service representative with respect as you are still acting based on assumptions. That way you they are more likely to help you in handling the issue.

# Choose A New Service Provider

After going through all the before-mentioned steps to fix your connectivity issues and they all fail to give the required result, you may then have to change your provider. This should be after you have contacted your current providers and they have failed in finding a solution for your problem, then you can consider changing to a new internet provider. Before doing this you need to make a good research about the providers that offer the best services. If you need help with making that decision, this article can guide you.

How To Make Your Data Plan Last Longer ( Computers And PCs )

# Set Your Wi-Fi Network As A Metered Connection

This will make your device recognize the network as having a cap or limit and will thus prevent apps from eating on your data in the background.

When you activate the metered connection function, your PC will disable automatic Windows update, app updates and live tile updates too.

Doing this is easy ( I.e setting your internet connection as metered). Just locate Network & Internet option in Settings, find your connection name in Wi-Fi and then select Advanced Options.

# Be Acquainted With The Data Usage Of Individual Apps 

This can be easily done with Windows 10's data usage tool. Doing this with help to know how to manage your data by knowing the amount consumed by each individual app.

# Disable Automatic Updates For Apps And Programs

These data-hungry components of your system's software can consume a tone of your precious data. So you might want to turn off the automatic update function on your system to enlongate the usage of your precious data plan. Learn how to do that here.

# You Might Need To Disable Peer To Peer Windows Update Sharing.

This is another massive data-devouring function that can eat up your plan, especially if it is metered. You can learn how to turn off the peer to peer windows update sharing by reading this article.

# Choose Good And Efficient Internet Browsing Apps

An efficient browser can sometimes mean the difference between a slow or fast internet connection. Use apps with data-saving features, like chrome or opera and make use of those features. Like disabling automatic playing of flash content pop-ups etc.

How To Make Your Smartphone Internet Connection Faster

# Clear Your Cache

Slow connections often happen because your smartphone's cache memory is full. In that case you with need to unload your device by clearing the cache. Learn how to clean your smartphone's cache here for Android users and here for IPhone users.

# Uninstall Apps That You Rarely Or Never Use

Apps themselves can exert heavy on your smartphone's internet connection. So don't install any app on your smartphone unless you really need them. Or you can buy an SD card with a large storage capacity and move some of your apps over to it, to create more space on your phone's ROM/RAM.

# Make Use Of Speed-Increasing Apps

There are claims about apps that are able to boost your internet connection. I am not a big fan of connectivity-boosting apps, but you might want to give them a try. Apps like Internet Booster and Optimizer, Faster Internet 2X and more, can be downloaded to speed up the internet on Android. For other smartphone operating systems like iPhone you can head over to their appstore and search for similar apps. But don't forget to read reviews of any app online before you download them

# Try Enabling The Maximum Loading Data Option

You can change the settings, as it can also help a smartphone user to speed up their internet connection. For Android uses go to the Wireless and Network settings on your Android device and select the GPRS transfer to Data Prefer, in order to increase your internet speed. Click here for how to perform similar on IPhone smartdevices.

# Reboot Your Smartphone/ Switch Your Data Connection Off/On

This is one of the commonest ways of handling connectivity problems, and it really works. Just switch your device's data connection off and on. Another trick I use is to lay my smartphone on a flat surface for a few minutes and then the signal comes back on.

# Change Your Position

Having a stable, fast internet connection are also affected by such factors as your position. I have personally found out that it is very difficult to connect to the internet when you are in an enclosed tight space. Try to go to an open place and you might be lucky to take care of the problem.

How To Make Your Smartphone Data Plan Last Longer

# Connect To Wi-Fi To Save Data

Find out places where you can access a Wi-Fi internet connection for free, like hotels, hospitals and bars. Or you can hook up to that of a friend. But it is not advised to use someone's Wi-Fi without their knowledge.

# Control How You Use Streaming Apps And Services

Streaming turns out to be the most data-pecking activity on a smartphone. It consumes far more data than even downloading video files. So keep those activities in moderation. If you need to watch a video, try to download it online to your device. 

# Limit Data Usage For Apps

You can control the amount of data an app devours in the background. Just move over to your smartphone's settings and perform the following:

* In your Android device's Settings app, click on "Apps."

* Click on the app that you want to limit data for.

* Click on "Mobile data."

If the it works and the background usage is enabled, the slider that sits next to "Allow background data usage" will appear white and blue. To disable this feature so that you save data, tap on the slider which will turns white. Do the same for your IPhone by clicking here.

# Set A Data Limit For Your Smartphone 

This maybe necessary to limit the amount of data consumed, as you will be notified when your data goes down to a particular point. That way you can keep the usage under control. Here is a tutorial for Android users. And here is one for IPhone users.

I hope these tips will help you have a good browsing experience. Remember to share them with family and friends too, they will also find it useful. Thanks for reading. Leave a comment and follow me for more updates.

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