How to Boost Slow Data Connection?


One inconvenience every smartphone user has experienced is a slow mobile data connection. Do you get frustrated when you’re unable to send a multimedia message or browse the internet because you can’t connect to your data properly? There are several reasons why you might be experiencing slow data connection, and we listed below solutions that can speed your mobile data connection. 

Phone Settings

Android and iOS smartphones have the option to reduce data usage with data saver mode. Turning on data saver mode is handy if you’re running on limited data. But this feature can also result in slow data connection. You can try turning this off and check if your browsing speed will go a little bit faster. If you’re hesitant to turn it off, you can always turn it back on to limit your usage. 

Applications Running in Background and App Updates

You might want to check if some of your applications consume data in the background. It might cause issues since it shares data with the apps you’re  using. One way of fixing this is disabling the app’s access to background data. 

You might also experience using an application smoothly whilst other apps are running sluggish. It might be because your app needs updating. Some application bugs can be fixed with an update from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.  

Application Cache

Another possible reason for the slow mobile data is because you haven’t cleared your phone’s cache. You’ll notice that some sites on your phone would load quickly once you’ve opened them. It also goes for your applications. When you scroll through social media apps, some data have already been preloaded. This is because of the phone’s cache. It’s the bits of preloaded information on your apps and browser which speeds up your browsing process. However, once this is accumulated it can also cause performance issues and compromises your RAM. You would need to clear up your cache occasionally to improve your data speed. 

Cellular Reception

Mobile data is reliant on the stability of your mobile phone signal. However, your 4G/5G services can’t help you when you’re dealing with factors that affect your cellular reception, such as geography and obstructions. You might happen to be in a place where there’s a weak mobile signal. One solution you can do to boost your signal is by using an external antenna. Just take note that you need an existing signal from a nearby cell tower. An external phone antenna works by picking up a signal and transmitting it to your device. 

When battling with cellular reception, we recommend Strike Alpha Car Cradles and Strike Car Phone Antennas. When you’re travelling to rural areas with unstable mobile signal, this combination will help boost your signal and mobile data whilst on the road. This bundle is also effective for a home and office setup.

Left: iPhone 12 Car Phone Holder
Right: Strike B2 7dBi Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount 5G Antenna - Full Black

Strike’s car phone holders provide a safe and legal drive whilst on the road. These car cradles securely mount your device on bumpy roads. Strike’s phone cradles are custom-designed and available for various devices, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Panasonic, and more. All Strike phone mounts are equipped with fast-charging capabilities. You can choose from its different variants: PRO-install, DIY, wireless charging, lockable, with NFC Extenders, and more. It can also significantly boost your cellular reception since its equipped with an internal passive antenna that provides signal boosting once connected to an effective external antenna such as Strike B2 7dBi Heavy Duty Bullbar Mount Antenna- Black


Additionally, you can use Strike’s vehicle mounts in harsh work environments. It’s designed with rugged protection, and it’s engineered to withstand up to 25G in the event of a crash that’s suitable for enterprise industries. Strike has car phone holders for enterprise devices such as the Motorola WAVE TLK 100 Two-Way Radio Car Cradle, Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1, Zebra TC21/26, and more. 


More information on Strike’s Car Phone Antennas. Strike’s mobile phone aerials are the perfect combination with Strike’s phone holders. You can travel with ease to rural areas without the worries of unstable signals and dropped phone calls. These mobile phone car antennas are available in a bullbar mount base, magnetic base, or glass mount base. These are high-quality car phone antennas that provide up to 7 dBi gain in mobile signal. You can view our wide range of antennas here. We also have variants compatible with 3G/4G and 5G frequencies. Send us an email at [email protected] for inquiries.