Is There a Wifi Booster or Cell Booster App that Works?
Posted on 10/10/2022 by Nicholas Jones
This is a question we regularly get from potential customers. We can all understand why people want a cell signal booster app or a WiFi booster app for their devices. Everyone, at least occasionally, needs a stronger cellular or WiFi signal. It would be awesome if you could just put an app on your phone that amplifies your cell signal and/or WiFi signal whenever you need it. Most of us would pay for a cell booster app or an app that boosts WiFi.
Unfortunately, an app that actually works to boost cell or WiFi signal doesn’t exist. There is no app for your phone or tablet that can amplify the cellular or WiFi signal.
“But wait,” you might say. “I’ve seen booster apps in the app store.”
It’s true that you may have seen these apps yourself. If you go to your preferred app store and search ‘cell phone signal booster’ you’ll find no shortage of apps that appear to boost cell signal or WiFi, like the ones in the screen grab at the top of this page.
You might recognize one or two of these apps or even have one of them installed on your phone. While they may perform some useful functions, these apps DON’T actually amplify your cell or WiFi signal.
These ‘signal booster’ apps are actually performance-booster apps. They may make your device operate more efficiently, and therefore faster. But there is a big difference between helping your device run more efficiently and actually getting you a better signal.
These ‘booster’ apps fall into two broad categories: device performance enhancers and signal monitors.
Performance-enhancer apps will clear various caches on your phone and within other apps, freeing up RAM and storage space. Some may also manage background apps and processes or even allow you to overclock your phone’s processor. Result: your phone operates faster.
Signal monitor apps, as the name suggests, monitor your cellular and WiFi signals, provide info on signal strength and location of origin, refresh mobile network and/or WiFi connections, and direct you to the strongest signal when multiple sources are available. Some of the WiFi apps will even show you the best place to locate your router for optimal signal coverage.
But none of these apps can amplify cellular nor WiFi signal.
To their credit, some of the apps state in their description that they cannot boost signal strength, and correctly point out than no app can boost cell signal, WiFi signal, or WiFi calling.
As I said before, these apps may be useful in other ways, but despite what the results of your app store search may imply, they don’t boost signal.
Why can’t I just put an app on my phone that boosts my cell or WiFi coverage?
The short answer is, because apps on your phone or tablet can only work with and affect the resources that are available on your device.
Think about it.
You install apps on your device to customize your user experience with useful processes and services. But your device can’t do anything to change the ambient cellular and WiFi signals, which are completely independent of your device.
The cell signal exists because your service provider’s towers produce and distribute it, allowing everyone’s phones or other devices to use the signal for mobile communication.
A WiFi signal is produced and distributed by a nearby WiFi access point allowing anyone, or maybe only those who enter the network password, to log on.
Both of these signals are independent of your phone. Your phone or tablet cannot affect the strength of these signal by boosting them nor by diminishing them – not even with an app.
Bottom Line: apps customize your mobile communications experience. But they can’t affect the cell signal originating from your carrier’s tower, nor the WiFi from a nearby access point.
So-called WiFi and cell booster apps worth exploring
Having said all that, some of the apps mentioned above may be worth exploring. While they won’t boost your signal, they may provide useful services or help you find a stronger signal.
For example, the free weBoost App will help you measure your actual signal strength and locate the nearest tower. This is important if you plan to buy a signal booster. Pinpointing the nearest tower will show you where to point your outside antenna. Plus, you’ll see exactly how much your signal improves once you have the booster installed. Our app will also walk you through installing your booster and connect you to our U.S.-based customer support team. The weBoost app is easy to find in your app store with a simple search or by visiting our app page at weBoost.com/app.
As far as extending your WiFi signal goes, you can probably get the job done with a WiFi extender, sometimes called a WiFi repeater. These are typically inexpensive, super simple to set up (just plug it into a wall outlet!) and work well. They’re great for extending your home’s WiFi signal into a larger area farther out from your router, like to upstairs bedrooms or a basement office.
When it comes to getting stronger, more reliable cell signal even far away from towers or inside buildings, the only way to amplify your signal is to get a cell signal booster. weBoost makes them for homes, businesses, and vehicles, including RVs and overland or offroad rigs.
Yes, cell signal boosters really do work. The thing to keep in mind as that they’re designed to amplify and not create cell signal out of nothing. If your signal is spotty, weak, or unreliable, a booster from weBoost could very well solve your problem. If there is absolutely no service, then a cell signal booster will not create one.
A cell signal booster is usually worth a try, and every weBoost system is backed not only by a 30-day money-back guarantee, but also a 2-year warranty from the leading name in cell signal boosters. You’ll also appreciate the fact that all our products are designed, built, shipped from, and supported in the U.S.A. Shop for yours now!
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