As wonderful and liberating wireless networks can be, they are not perfect. While a regular router might do the trick for some, for those of us living in a large complex or a two-storey house always fall short of coverage.
While the easiest way to solve this issue is to install another router or a Wi-Fi signal repeater, your Android device detects them as two separate networks. Hence, you need an app that can help you automatically connect to the strongest saved network around you, and always keep you connected to the web.
Step 1: Download the Wifi Switcher app
Wifi switch app has been created by Cloudie Development to make your Wi-Fi connection a whole lot stronger and a whole lot easier. While it comes with ads, the app is completely free to download and does not require any root access permissions.
If your device is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher, you will have to grant the app permission the first time you launch it. So make sure that you tap on “Allow” when the permission pop-up window appears on the screen.
Step 2: Configure and set the preferred networks
From the main menu of the Wifi Switcher app, you will be able to see a comprehensive list of all the Wi-Fi networks around you. From this list, tap on the checkbox under each of the networks that you wish the app to connect you to when their range is the strongest.
Each Wi-Fi network that you select will have the “Preferred” mark enabled, and the app will ensure that your device only connects to the selected Wi-Fi networks from now onwards.
Step 3: Set a threshold for signal strength
Once you have set the preferred Wi-Fi networks that you wish to connect to, it is time to set the signal strength. Tap on the three-dot menu icon on the top-right corner and select Settings, where you will find the “Switch Range” bar.
By moving around the slider bar, you can change the signal strength threshold of the device, allowing stronger networks to automatically appear at the top of the list. Moving the slider to around two bars on the Wi-Fi network should do the trick and keep you detached from fading networks.
That’s it! You have successfully learned how to switch to the strongest Wi-Fi network automatically on Android and never experience a connection drop again.