It happens many times we face weak signals or “Network Not Available” errors in our mobile phone, and especially when you’re connecting an important phone call, this problem irritates us a lot. But, actually, by applying some easy tricks weak network problems can be solved in just a few seconds.
So, via this post, I’m sharing 10 of the most effective tricks to solve network problems or weak signal strength in mobile phones.
I’m sure these tricks will help you get your lost mobile signals back as I tried almost all of these tricks on my Android smartphone, and also suggested them to some of my friends who later praised them.
Here’s How to Solve Network Problems in Mobile Phone?
There can be many reasons for network not available errors. It not only happens because you’re out of the coverage area but sometimes it happens even when you’re in the network area.
So, if you’re facing weak signals on your mobile phone or getting network not available error, try out the following tips to solve network problem on your mobile.
Trick#1: Change Network Mode to GSM Only
If you’re having a weak signal problem in your Android phone, turning the network mode from 3G to 2G can improve the signal strength. I many times tried this trick, and it worked every time like a charm.
Apply the following steps to your Android smartphone:
- Go to Settings and open Wireless and Network settings.
- Now tap on Mobile Networks.
- Tap Network Mode.
- Select GSM only (2G Only) or WCDMA/GSM (3G/2G Auto) by removing the WCDMA only (3G Only) mode.
Note: The WCDMA Only mode is to attract only 3G networks while GSM only mode is to attract the 2G signals. And if you choose WCDMA/GSM, the phone will automatically attract the best possible signals.
Trick #2: Turn on the Data Roaming Option
If you’re unable to connect to the Internet due to weak mobile signals or network not available error, turn on the data roaming option. Mostly this option works when you’re traveling and often going in and out around roaming areas.
To turn it on:
- Go to Settings and open Wireless and Network settings.
- Tap on Mobile Networks.
- Now, tap the Data Roaming option.
This will let you connect with the Internet even when you’re in the roaming area by finding the best possible networks for you.
Trick #3: Reinsert Phone Battery & SIM Card
The poor signal strength and network not available error can be solved by reinserting the phone battery and SIM card. It sometimes happens due to technical issues in your mobile phone.
So, do the following:
- Switch off your smartphone.
- Remove the battery.
- Remove SIM card.
- Wait for 2 minutes.
- Reinsert the SIM card and battery.
- Wait for 5 Minutes.
- Switch on the smartphone.
In most cases, simply rebooting the device fixes most problems, even network errors. This is because mobile phone doesn’t always connect to the nearest phone tower so restarting a phone can help to reset the connection to a tower that is closer.
Trick #4: Automatically Select Preferred Network
Letting the phone select preferred network automatically can also solve network problems in most cases. So, you set “Manually Select Preferred Network”, then change it to “Automatically Select Preferred Network” in your mobile phone settings.
To do so:
- Go to Wireless and Network Settings.
- Tap on Mobile Networks.
- Select Network Operators.
- Select it to Automatically.
- It’s done!
Automatic is however the default setting for the Network Operators which instructs your mobile to automatically connect to the strongest network signal available. As you move, the handset will continually monitor the available networks, and keep you connected to the strongest one.
Trick #5: Pick it Lightly & Remove the Cover
Holding the mobile phone with tight hands adds another layer that restricts networks from reaching the phone. So, hold the phone lightly.
Removing the smartphone cover can also help you boost signal strength. If you’re facing poor signals in your phone, you should first remove the phone cover. The signal strength should improve.
Trick #6: Change the Phone Holding Grip
According to my own experience, mobile phone experts and some biggest mobile companies admit that changing the phone holding grip can improve signal strength effectively.
Just be careful of avoiding gripping that part of your phone where the antenna is located. So, if you’re not getting good signals during a phone call, you should instantly change your holding grip.
Alternatively, you can also use the hands-free mode or use earphones even to avoid having to grip your phone during any phone call.
Trick #7: Open the Window & Find Nearest Towers
As we all know that the closer you’re to the mobile network tower, the stronger your signal will be. But, mobile phones don’t always connect to the nearest tower.
If you can find out your nearest mobile tower and the one your phone is connected to, you can point your phone in the direction of the tower you’re connected to.
You can use mobile apps like OpenSignal for plotting a map of your nearby towers. The apps like OpenSignal will be proven helpful to find out the nearest tower and the one your phone is connected to.
Track# 8: Make Phone Calls Using Wi-Fi Signals
If even after trying all the above methods it’s still very hard to get signals in your phone, you should try making phone calls using WiFi.
If you have a WiFi router connected to the broadband connection at your home, you can turn on this feature from your WiFi router to make phone calls and send messages over WiFi networks without needing to worry about mobile signals.
Trick# 9: Install a Mobile Phone Signal Booster
Mobile phone signal boosters find out the outdoor signals, amplify them, and broadcast to a space that is receiving weak or no signal.
So, if your home or office is out of coverage area, you should install a cell phone signal booster. These third-party gadgets are also known as repeaters.
Trick #10: Try Factory Reset Your Mobile Phone
If none of the above methods work for you and even the signal booster isn’t boosting signal strength, it might be due to any technical problem in your phone.
Simply doing a factory reset can fix most problems of the smartphone. So, you should try the factory reset your mobile phone.
For Android smartphones, follow the steps below:
- First, take backup of your data.
- Go to Settings & tap Backup and Reset option.
- Now tap on Factory Data Reset and then finally tap Reset Device.
I’m sure if nothing worked, factory reset will definitely work for you. Just give it a try, and I hope your mobile phone will again start getting good signals.
That’s all! Let me know how did you find these 10 tricks to boost signal strength and solve network problems. Did they help you get your phone signals back?
How did you boost your mobile phone signal strength? Which trick worked for you perfectly? Do share your experience and thoughts with other readers!
My smartphone of Itel1508 has a network problem and i flash it but it’s still the same. I have tried so many sim card into it, but it shows me no sim card. The IM is also unknown and the cellular network also was off help me what can i do to it please.
There is no signal bsnl net.
First try the methods I mentioned above to solve network problem in your phone. But, nothing works for you, I will recommend you to change / port the SIM card.
Thanks for this useful article. I searched more than once about Solve the weak network problem in mobile phones and didn’t find any useful article until I found this one.
My phone automatically network switched off after mobile data on or overheating what is this?
I think you should go to your mobile phone service center and tell them the issue.
After resetting also the signals are not coming and it is saying no service.
You wasted my time only. Tell us the solution for getting a better solution, not how to switch off and switch on your phone.
the network problem only i have faced in my mobile and this post helps me get out, thanks.
Fantastic tricks man. Turning from 3G to 2G worked for me. Thanks for the post.
Glad, I could help. Thanks for your feedback.
Internet speed in 2G network is very much slow as compared to 3G or 4G networks. Same shit works only if you are using wifi signal for surfing the internet.
Great article. All these tricks are very helpful. I hope any of these will surely work to improve signal strength in my mobile phone.
Thanks for your positive feedback Guruvendra. It meant a lot to me.
Great tips Raman. I will surely try these tricks when I will rarely find signals on my phone.
Thanks for your feedback, Abhimanyu.