What are the best WiFi boosters for Android?

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    #1WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost

    WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost

    WiFi Doctor-Detect & Boost is an app that runs network detection and protects your Internet. It scans all devices connected to your WiFi and speeds up network connection by closing apps running in the background.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Olivia May
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "My Android phone was having problems connecting to Wifi and being really slow so I grabbed this app to make my phone connect better. It seemed really popular and recently updated, and I think it worked? I can't really tell too much. I just don't like all the ads on such a lightweight app."
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    #2Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer turns your Android phone into a powerful tool that shows you the WiFi channels around you and helps you choose a less crowded channel for your wireless router.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Andy Yan
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I hate my LTE connection sometimes. When I run low on data I pray I can get a good wifi connection. With Wifi Analyzer, I was able to find the best connections around me"
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    #3Network Booster-WiFi Manager

    Network Booster-WiFi Manager

    Network Booster-WiFi Manager is an app that lets you perform speed tests and optimize your connection. It helps you have a faster and more stable WiFi connection, and search for other high-quality free WiFi.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gregory Smith
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "You should try this app if you want to boost your WiFi signal with an Android device but are not quite ready to commit to a hardware-based solution. I'm not quite sure exactly how it works, but it seems to solve some of my issues with poor connections and frequent connection switching. Some people I know have not had as much success with it, but I think it is worth a try for those suffering from these common issues."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Wi-Fi or WiFi is a technology which is used for wireless local area network with devices in accordance with IEEE 802.11 standards. It was founded in September 1990, and it has been in the industry for almost thirty years already. Before being popularly recognized as 'Wi-Fi', it was called WaveLAN, FlankSpeed, DragonFly, WECA and IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence. The term Wi-Fi was then invented by the Interbrand. It came from the play words of terms such as 'Hi-Fi' or 'High Fidelity'.This is also considered the biggest communications transmitter around the world. Some of the popular devices that can make use of the Wi-Fi technology are smartphones, tablets, computers, laptops, video-game consoles, smart TVs, and more.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that South Korea has the fastest internet connection in the world, having an average of 26.7 megabits per second internet speed? Consistently, South Korea has always been ranked as the top country with the fastest internet worldwide based on the United Nations'  ICT Development Index. In addition, a report by Akamai Technologies states that the internet speed of South Korea is four times faster than the average, which is just 7.0 Mbit/s. Meanwhile, research shows that 92.4% of South Korea's population use the Internet.

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    #4Internet Booster & Optimizer

    Internet Booster & Optimizer

    Internet Booster & Optimizer is a tool developed by BoostingTools for Android that provides an enhancer for internet surfing. This app prepares your device for a faster and smoother browsing experience.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Austin Long
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I downloaded this when travelling as the internet was terribly slow and it was free so giving it a shot was worth a try even though I had little faith. Much to my surprise this actually did what it promised, my internet is quicker and I could even stream videos when previously I could barely use my Facebook or Email. If you are travelling or have a slow connection I highly recommend this app. My only criticism is that they should release a paid version so you can avoid the annoying ads."
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    #5WiFi Connection Manager

    WiFi Connection Manager

    WiFi Connection Manager is an app that lets you manage and optimize your Internet connection by fixing your device's WiFi problems.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Kathleen Jones
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I ws looking for the best WiFi boosters for android and found WiFi Connection manager. The app lets you manage and optimize your internet connection by fixing all of the specific devices problems, so its been great at getting me back on track with my wifi issues."
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    #6OpenSignal

    OpenSignal

    OpenSignal is a signal toolkit that shows you how to get a better network connection, find nearby free Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, view signal maps, test the speed of your mobile or WiFi connection, and more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Barbara Thomas
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I work remotely, so wifi is like.. my heartbeat! I recently did some traveling and my wifi signals got really shaky for a bit. I found OpenSignal, which is a wifi booster for android and it worked flawlessly. I will always use this from now on when I'm traveling."
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    #7WiFi Overview 360 Pro

    WiFi Overview 360 Pro

    WiFi Overview 360 Pro is a WiFi scanner that shows all wireless networks in range and lets you manage and optimize your wireless network. It was offered by KAIBITS Software for Android mobile devices.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.49

    Daniel Davidson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "WiFi Overview is a neat little app. It scans for WiFi in range and gives you a much more detailed layout of the speeds and connection strength you have to each one. It won't boost your WiFi, but it will help you find the best places to get the most out of your connection."
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    #8WiFi Manager

    WiFi Manager

    WiFi Manager is an app that lets you find, connect, and manage WiFi networks. It helps you improve your connection quality with a graphical channel radar, discover open networks around you, and scan for and switch to the best network.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Maria Cruz
    Written on June 18, 2017
    "This is a great tool for managing and finding wifi, but it doesn't boost my wifi signal. I still have issues getting the best signal to my phone."
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    #9Wifi Signal Booster + Extender

    Wifi Signal Booster + Extender

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Wifi Signal Booster + Extender helps you speed up your Internet connection by detecting background and system apps that are using the Internet connection so you can turn them off. It also allows you to extend your wireless network.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Anthony Williamson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I didn't even know I could increase the speed of my Android until I hear about Wifi Signal Booster. It's really easy to use, you don't need to be tech geek at all."
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    #10Faster Internet 2X

    Faster Internet 2X

    Faster Internet 2x is an APK file for Android devices. with this tool, you can increase your Internet speed up to 2 times its normal speed. The tool's storage size is 986k and it supports Android Lollipop OS as of its recent update.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Miguel Cruz
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Got slow Wi-Fi"

Summary

Best What are the best WiFi boosters for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WiFi Doctor-Detect & BoostApps 147 Free
2Wifi AnalyzerApps 65 Free
3Network Booster-WiFi ManagerApps 53 Free
4Internet Booster & OptimizerApps 39 Free
5WiFi Connection ManagerApps 38 Free
6OpenSignalApps 34 Free
7WiFi Overview 360 ProApps 31 Paid
8WiFi ManagerApps 31 Free
9Wifi Signal Booster + ExtenderApps 30 Free
10Faster Internet 2XApps 0 Free
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