Making the Wi-Fi signal stronger on iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr is not always that simple. Some would imagine that they are simply too far away from the router or modem and that this is the cause of the low signal. But what do you do when that isn’t the case?
It’s obviously frustrating to see that you can no longer use the social media apps, the YouTube and other services where you normally load a lot of data. Your pages need a lot more time to load, the pictures and videos are not visible, and many other problems occur.
If you’re in this situation right now, let us guide you to a better signal.
Common causes for the low Wi-Fi signal on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr
There are three main categories of problems, classified by the central problem:
- The network you’re using
- The websites or services you’re trying to access
- The iPhone itself
- If it’s the network, you should check how other devices use the Wi-Fi connectivity. And even if it looks like a general problem, it might be a temporary situation with too many users or something like that.
- If it’s the destination you’re trying to reach, again, there may be traffic spikes and checking the websites at different hours could make a difference.
- If it’s the iPhone, unfortunately, the list of potential issues is quite long. Think of low memory, corrupt internet cache, full internet cache, outdated internet app or firmware, data speed limit exceeded, loads of apps in the background and so on!
You can probably tell on your own what it needs to be done in order to tackle most of the potential issues listed above. The real problems are only starting when you’ve ruled out the main categories yet you still feel like you need stronger Wi-Fi signal on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr. Chances are it’s still about the iPhone but really, what can it be?
Perhaps the cache memory needs to be refreshed…
With so many apps potentially involved, you have to be sure that the cache memory is working flawlessly. Since you must know that the cache is rebuilding itself and it’s actually useful to delete it every now and then… Go on and read this guide on Clearing the Cache Memory for the iPhone. With a clean cache, the smartphone will work better and, who knows, maybe you’ll notice a significant improvement regarding your wireless signal and the Wi-Fi speed as well.
Have you lately checked the Wi-Fi Assist?
Of course, you didn’t. Maybe you don’t even know what’s with the Wi-Fi Assist – we get it, you don’t hear people talking about it too often. To keep it to the point, this is a special iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr feature that manages your internet connection. It looks at the current active connection, analyzes its stability and speed, and decides if you should stay on it or switch to the better alternative.
You have only the Wi-Fi and the Cellular Data connections, meaning that switching to the better alternative is always about the other remaining option. How can this affect your Wi-Fi speed? It’s the lag that may show up when you surf the web and the internet is suddenly interrupted. If it does this on a constant basis, it might become upsetting and result into broken image icons on the pages you visit and this constant feeling that it’s all moving too slow.
The final option to make the Wi-Fi stronger on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr is, therefore, to go to the Cellular settings and change the Wi-Fi Assist from On to Off. Try it and monitor how the smartphone performs now, that the disturbing factor is out of the picture.
Still bad? That’s not good – not only for the obvious reason that you’ve tried so many things without success, but mostly because you’re running out of options. Are you ready to have a team of specialists taking care of it?