I’m a Wi-Fi expert – you need to delete ‘bandwidth guzzling apps’ that are destroying your router speed

A WiFi expert has revealed an app trick that could save you from slow speeds.

It’s about changing the way you use your tech at home, but it might be worth it for a better internet connection.

Certain apps could affect your WiFi speed


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Jim Mains is the CEO of Shoelace Wireless, an Android app to boost your internet speed.

In an interview with Forbes, he revealed his tip for WiFi speed.

Mains said, “Consider deleting bandwidth-hogging apps and pre-downloading kids videos at night so there’s extra bandwidth available during the day.”

Many popular apps can tax your bandwidth and WiFi speed.

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This is especially the case when they are all used at the same time.

Apps like YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and Netflix can reduce your speed.

It’s always best to check a video-intensive app’s bandwidth usage in case it doesn’t fit your budget.

One solution is to close this type of app when you are not using it.

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You can also limit usage of these apps by time or share usage between household members.

Using multiple devices simultaneously, streaming, gaming, and video conferencing are activities that put a strain on your wireless router.

Netflix or other streaming apps could be watched at the same time.

Mains also highlights the issue of video game updates.

Save big gaming updates for a time when you know fewer people will depend on your home WiFi.

This can be at night or when the children are at school.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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