Android devices all come with a Wi-Fi connection, it is one of the most important components in a smartphone. However, we usually never need one of the dedicated Wi-Fi apps for Android for anything. This article is not going to change that.
It will, however, provide a couple of different useful tools that you can employ in certain situations. These are not the apps that you use on a daily basis but still are highly effective in gauging the efficiency of your connection.
Two of the apps on the list reside on my devices permanently and there is a good reason behind that. One is all about the wireless network quality and the other one is about the speed. There are around 20 other wireless connections around me, so figuring out the best channel for my router takes top priority. While I can easily boot up my Windows based PC and do it, I find it more comfortable to achieve the same results on my Android.
Note: The 5 best Wi-Fi apps for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and a TP Link dual band router. The apps performed fine and there were no problems faced during the testing. The apps are not in any particular order because of the difference in nature.
This is one of the most useful apps on the list simply because it offers a lot of different functions. If you’re setting up a new router in your home or office, especially in an apartment building or an office complex, you need to find the right channel for your connection.
Too many Wi-Fi routers run on the same default channel and are very crowded, so naturally, you would want to select a channel which isn’t used that much. This is where Wi-Fi analyzer comes into play and gives you a hand. All you need to do is run the app and it will determine all the channels that are being used around you. After that, it’s only a matter of selecting the least used one and making it your default.Show Downloads
WiFi Map has an amazing concept, it basically allows you to use Wi-Fi wherever you go. Around 50 million free Wi-Fi connections are available via this app. The idea behind it is that the app collects all the free Wi-Fi networks over the globe as they are reported by the users and allows others to connect to them whenever they are in range.
In theory, the more the people use this app the better it will become and with a lot of people using this app right now, it is one of the best ones to have while traveling. You don’t even have to pay roaming fees when using this app because it only takes the existing Wi-Fi connections and connects your device to them.Show Downloads
This isn’t directly about the WiFi but it is related to it. If you have an amazing bandwidth and an even better service provider it wouldn’t matter if your Wi-Fi is slow. If you suspect that you are not getting the full advertised speeds, you should probably check this app out.
It basically stresses your Wi-Fi connection and the Internet connection to determine the top download and upload speeds your device can achieve. I use it often simply because I have an awful Internet service provider that usually does not provide half of the advertised Internet speeds. So, if you have a devious ISP like me that will usually blame your Wi-Fi router instead of their abysmal service, you need to have this app on your device at all times.Show Downloads
Swift WiFi:Global WiFi Sharing
This is another app that provides almost the same service as the second one. However, if you’re looking for a better interface, this is the one with it. While the interface is great and all and it does provide a lot of free Wi-Fi hotspots, not a lot of people are using it.
Thankfully, you don’t need other people for this app to be a success. Sure a lot of donors will help this app reach popularity, most of the spots on the map are from already open Wi-Fi providers.
For example, you’ll see cafés and restaurants with Wi-Fi access on the map and you can easily visit them for free Internet. This app will come in handy while traveling abroad and will most definitely save you a pretty penny.Show Downloads
This one is for the advanced users. This app allows you to manage your WiFi static IP configurations and also allow you to switch between them automatically. You’ll be able to set static IP with the built-in settings of the app.
It is bare bones app that allows basic functionality that was previously only accessible via PC. This is exactly why this app is at the very end of the best Wi-Fi apps for Android list.Show Downloads
These were some of the best Wi-Fi apps for Android. While they are not common apps that can be used daily, they do offer a certain functionality that isn’t natively available on the platform. As always, it’s great to have a lot of different options readily available to you whenever you are on the move. So, I highly recommend keeping the first three apps on your device; they will come in handy in a time of need.
What do you think of the list and apps included? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.