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How to Increase Jio Speed (2020)

Edited By Piyush Kashyap, Reviewed By Gulshan


Are you frustrated with slow Jio speed? We have explained in the detail how to increase jio speed so that you can access fast internet without any problem. Reliance Jio entered the Indian market with the promise of introducing a new era of mobile communication. It started off with free voice and data plans,

providing excellent speeds on its network and offering no charges on calls or SMS. Jio also offers free nationwide roaming. People were eagerly waiting to lay their hands on a Jio sim and even chose to stand in long queues, days after its launch. With time, users got used to the high speed data but, complaints of lower speeds started to crop up.

Jio started its run with 50 Mbps but, it did not last long and is now believed to have dropped down to 150 to 500 kbps in some areas.

Although, it started off with amazing speed, it is difficult for Jio to maintain it due to coverage and band issues. Users, who had chosen Jio owing to its high speed data connection, are now feeling disappointed and trying to find ways to improve the speed.

But, before you try to increase the speed of your Jio connection, remember that Jio only works in places where 4G connections are supported. Your phone must support 4G connections and it must be VoLTE enabled to run a Jio sim.

Voice over LTE or VoLTE is a relatively new feature in the Indian market and it promises excellent audio quality when compared to normal voice calls. But, there is a drawback to this system.

It does not work on phones that do not support VoLTE and you need to keep your mobile data turned on at all times to enable VoLTE calls. Even if your phone is connected to a home Wi-Fi network, calls cannot be placed or received with a Jio Sim.

So, whenever you are using this connection, turn on mobile data to get access to all the services. Reliance Jio has introduced some of the best plans and most users were impressed with its free data and high speed internet connection. 

How to Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity Issues on Your Phone(How to Increase Jio Speed)

But, you have to remember that data speed depends on other factors such as the number of towers available in an area, its signal strength and the bandwidth utilized by your network provider. Every service provider offers connection on a specific band.

For example, Airtel offers 4G on Band 40 (2300MHz) and Vodafone utilizes Band 5 for its 4G connections (850MHz). Reliance Jio, on the other hand, offers 4G on Band 3, Band 5 and Band 40.

If you need to get the best coverage, your service provider should ideally be on Band 5 but, in that case, the speed won’t be impressive. And, if it is on Band 40, data speed will be brilliant but, the connection will be weak.

Smartphones are equipped to automatically switch bands according to the signal strength available in an area and as a result, Reliance Jio keeps shifting from very good speed to low speed in different areas. Therefore, to get better speed, the LTE band must be controlled.

Follow these steps for how to speed up jio :-

Solution #1: Locking Certain Aspects

Locking the LTE Band to 40

Since your phone will automatically choose the best signal strength available in an area, there is no need to bother about this. All you need to think about is the data speed. To lock your phone at the maximum bandwidth, follow these simple steps. 

Dial *#*#4636#*#*. Go to Phone information from the given options. Select ‘Set preferred network type’ and then go to ‘LTE only’. But, this method is slightly cumbersome and may or may not give you the best results because with a change of location, the phone cannot automatically switch to the best signal strength and the speed will again drop. So, you might have to again change the band to get best coverage.

Locking LTE Band in Qualcomm Processor

Download Shortcut Master (Lite) app from Google Play Store and install it in your Android phone. Go to Menu > Search. Now type ‘Service Menu’ or ‘Engineering Mode’ and search. Open ‘if found and access to change LTE bands’.

Locking LTE Band for MediaTek Processor

If you want to improve Jio speed on a MediaTek processor, you have to install MTK Engineering mode app from the Google Play Store. Run the app and go to MTK Settings. Now select Band Mode. Choose the sim slot where you have the Jio Sim. Select LTE mode.

Click on Band 40 for maximum speed. Pick Band 5 if you are looking for best coverage. Save the changes and you are likely to experience better internet speed on your Jio connection.

Solution #2: Change APN Settings For jio speed increase

If you are looking for maximum speed on your Jio internet connection, change the Jio APN settings. To change the APN, go to Settings on your phone. Select ‘Mobile Networks’ from the list. Click on the sim slot of Jio and go to the Menu on the top right hand corner of your phone.

Choose new APN from the menu and you need to change it according to the method shown here.

  • Name – Rjio
  • APN – jionet
  • APN Type – Default
  • Proxy – No changes
  • Port – No changes
  • Username – No changes
  • Password – No changes
  • Server –
  • MMSC – No changes
  • MMS proxy – No changes
  • MMS port – No changes
  • MCC – 405
  • MNC – 857 or 863 or 874
  • Authentication Type – No changes
  • APN Protocol – Ipv4/Ipv6

After you have made the changes, save this APN and select it as default before exiting the setup. This is likely to increase your jio internet speed.

Solution #3: Increase Jio speed with VPN apps

You can increase Jio net speed with VPN apps like VPN master or Snap VPN. Download and install any one of these apps on your phone. Open it and set the country to India. Allow the app to connect. After connecting, the downloading speed of your Jio connection will be maximum.

But, if you do not see any improvement, change the country name on the app to find better speeds.

Solution #4: Using Internet Speed Booster & Optimizer App

Jio speed can also be increased with Internet Speed Booster & Optimizer app. Install the app in your phone and enable your profile to Root user or Non-root user, based on the root option available on your device.

Wait for a few seconds and check the internet speed. It is likely to increase, depending on the maximum speed available in your area. This app is particularly helpful in increasing the speed of Non-root as well as root Android devices.

Solution #5: Improve Jio speed on devices with root access

If your Android device is rooted, you can download 3G/ 4G Speed Optimizer Apk and improve the internet speed. Select the network speed as 12/28/7, which is the maximum speed option available. Click ‘Apply Tweak’. Now, restart your phone to notice the changes in speed.

Solution #6: Clear cache to increase Jio speed

Another method that can be used to increase Jio speed is to clear cache on your Android phone. Go to the Settings and click on ‘Storage and USB’. Select ‘Internal Storage’ and click on ‘Cached Data’. You can now select ‘OK’ to clear the cache.

Improving Jio Speed After Exhausting Daily Data Limit

Reliance has offered a special plan whereby it offers 1GB 4G data every day. If you have already exhausted the daily limit, you can improve Jio speed byfollowing these steps.

  1. 1
    Install all the 10 apps available on My Jio platform.
  2. 2
    Now switch off the mobile data.
  3. 3
    Open My Jio app on your phone.
  4. 4
    Switch on mobile data and tap on Get Jio Sim.
  5. 5
    It will activate the Preview offer and the 4G speed will be restored, even if you have crossed the daily limit.

Method for how to increase internet speed of jio-fi

If you have a JioFi, a portable broadband device used to enjoy Jio connection on multiple devices with access to Jio 4G speed connectivity, you can improve its speed with the help of an external app. Open your browser powered by the JioFi connection and start a download.

Pause the download and check its speed. Now install F-Secure Freedom app from Google Play Store and connect it to the Singapore server. Once you start the download, you can feel the difference in your downloading speed.

Existing Jio subscribers can try these methods to improve their internet speed. But, remember that your internet speed is largely dependent on the signal strength of that area. So, do not expect unrealistic speeds on your phone.

If you have recently recharged your phone and experience performance glitches or slow speeds, check your My Jio app. You will get an idea about the plan you have selected. If it states high speeds, you are likely to have a superfast connection.

But, if your speed seems to be very slow, feel free to contact Jio’s customer care. If you are trying to improve the speed of your Jio connection, these tips and tricks can be followed. However, it may not guarantee results and since connectivity issues vary from place to place, all users will not get similar results.   

We hope this information on how to increase jio speed gave solution to your problem.



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About the Author

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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