Android is great at many things, and that’s why many prefer it over iOS. There is just so many things you can do with it and personalizing it is very easy. Unfortunately, there are some things that Android need to improve on. One of those things is the transition between networks.
The problem with Android and networks is that it won’t switch to another network until the signal bars completely disappear. You could have just one bar and all of them on the other network, but unless it drops down all the way, you’re stuck on the one with the weak signal.
With this app, you will have one less thing to worry about. I’m sure that screen overlay problems you get, is annoying enough.
How to Always Get the Best WiFi Signal on Android
Thanks to an app call WiFi Switcher by Cloudie Development you’re going to be able to set how low the signal has to be for your phone to switch to the strongest signal. You won’t have to deal with one or two signal bars anymore.
Your phone doesn’t need to be rooted to enjoy this, so if you’ve always been scared of rooting, you won’t have to go through it. The app works with 2.4 and 5 GHz networks just the same, so you will always have the best WiFi signal on your Android device.
If you’re running Android 6.0 or higher, you will need to grant the app the location permission. The reason is that Marshmallow has a bug where it won’t allow apps to look for WiFi networks if you don’t allow this permission. Let’s cross our fingers that this bug gets fixed soon.
To see all the available networks, you won’t have to do anything once you launch the app; the app will show them to you. If for some reason you don’t see any networks, simply refresh by swiping down from the center of the display.
If you don’t see a network you know you have, you will need to walk around a bit so the app can pick up on it. Once the app has all the ones that interest you, make you tap on the preferred box to select them.
How to Set The Signal Strength
OK, so you have all the preferred network you want. The next step would be to set how low the signal has to be for the app to switch networks. At the top, tap on the three vertical dots. Tap on it and choose Settings.
Once you’re in Settings, use the slider to set how long the signal has to be to switch. Below the slider you will see the option of Ask Before Switching, it’s obviously a whole lot easier if the app did this on its own, right?
But, if you’re using the free version of the app, you won’t be able to disable this. You will need to go Pro for $1.99. If the routers you have at home have long names and they are shortened, you might want to switch on the Show Full SSID option. Other than that, that’s all there is to the app.
This app will really come in handy if you have various routers in your home and you don’t want to have to wait for the signal to be gone to switch to another signal. Don’t forget to save the WiFi passwords in your Android’s Settings menu so the app can switch without any issues. Do you think you’ll give the app a try?