How to increase or extend the coverage of my mobile phone?

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Before getting started, you may be interested in knowing how to get Internet service in rural areas without coverage. Therefore, keep this in mind if that's what you are looking for. On the other hand, read on to learn more about your mobile coverage.

One thing we need to keep in mind is that, today, we all have a mobile phone. We take it everywhere, it's like a part of us. Having no signal or having poor coverage can complicate things, especially if we depend on our cell phone to work, for example.



For this reason, we will look at some simple tricks so that you can improve and expand the coverage of your mobile in a few minutes.

Improve my cell phone coverage

Check your network settings

The first thing you will need to do is check that the network settings are configured correctly. For this you will have to go up Settings> Networks and Internet> Mobile Network.

What you have to do here is activate " Automatically selects a network »So that the phone searches for the corresponding network and has a signal. You shouldn't do anything else in this section.

Avoid covers

This usually happens, especially if the coverage it is made of some kind of metallic material. It is more common than you think. So try to take off the phone case and wait for a while, the signal will improve. Otherwise, the case will not interfere with signal reception.

The telephone operator

Obviously we must keep in mind that some telephone operators have a better signal than others, depending on the area. It is not at all strange that operators are selling more plans than their infrastructure allows them to cover.



If you recently have changed operator because the plan they proposed to you is better, but now you have a worse signal than before. Then you are clear on where the more serious problem is.

Increase the coverage of my mobile

The importance of the battery

Believe it or not, the battery is too important for the phone to properly search for a signal. If your phone has a low battery it will cost you more look for a signal, especially if it has other functions active.

To save battery we recommend disable GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, etc. There are many tricks to save battery life on Android. Always try to keep the battery as high as possible.

Very busy places

This is not a trick for improve coverage. But you have to be aware that if you are in a place where a lot of people are gathered, obviously the signal will be affected.

This is because we all have a cellphone and use it constantly. This means that the data traffic in that area is remarkably high and the infrastructure of the mobile operator must take care of managing all the people who use it.


For obvious reasons, the signal may be weaker, due to the number of people using your device. It is not the same to serve 5 people who have to serve 50.

Applications to control and improve coverage

There are many applications that allow us to improve coverage or at least verify its quality. One such Signal Finder. The good thing about this app is that it will allow us to see where the closest towers are through a very map detailed description of the area in which we are located.


At the same time, we can also find free Wi-Fi networks on the same map, all in real time and constantly updated. Therefore, it is worth it install Signal Finder on your mobile device.

On the other hand, if you want to know more about the above, we recommend that you learn what mobile networks are and how they work. By knowing this information, you will understand the entire coverage a little better.


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