We all use the smartphones for several purposes. Some of you might be using it for staying in contact with your beloved ones and the others for photography and for several other endless requirements However, one cannot deny the fact the principal thing needed to perform all these activities is the cellular connectivity.
Can’t believe it? Then you are welcome to test yourselves by observing your behaviour when the signal strength of your smartphone is less. I am pretty sure that if the signal strength is very low, chances are there for you to even consider relocating your residence in cases of the poor signal connectivity.
Therefore, the demand for knowing on how to measure the signal connectivity becomes an essential necessity. Because, you will be able to accurately comment on the availability of signal strength in your mobile.
How to measure Signal Strength?
Here in this post, we are going to guide you on how to measure the signal connectivity in your mobile. Before going to learn on how you measure the signal strength on your smartphone, you need to know the units in which it is measured. The signal in any mobile is measured in the power ratio of decibels referenced to one milliwatt, or dBm.
An important point to note here is that you should not freak out after seeing the negative values. Because that’s how it is supposed to be measured. And lesser the numerical value, better the strength. For instance, the -80dBm is way stronger than -95dBm. In terms of the signal power of mobiles in the real world, the -50 dBm is one of the absolute values. If you have around -120 dBm, it means that you should navigate to the next possible location where you can find a tower.
Now, let’s have a look on how to view the signal strength on your smartphone.
This way which we are going to discuss now works only for the Android folks. So here we go.
- Go to Settings -> About Phone
- Now search for an option called Status or Network menu which displays the information related to your network.
- For those of you who have two SIM cards in one smartphone, make sure that you are choosing the correct network for which you want to view the signal information.
- That’s it. The reading will be displayed right there.
We hope this tutorial will help you on how to accurately view the signal strength in your Android smartphones. Share us your views in the comments section below.
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