What can Galaxy Note 4 download booster do?
In Galaxy Note 4, Samsung slightly updated the download booster.
What download booster does is to combine 4G LTE connection and WiFi connection for one file downloading job. So, you get faster download speed because both 4G LTE and WiFi connections are used simultaneously.
Normally, you will not use WiFi and mobile data at the same time. If WiFi is connected, mobile data will be suspended automatically to save your data.
Please note, if your mobile plan does not include many data, you may not want to enable download booster, because it may deplete your data quota very quickly.
How to enable Galaxy Note 4 download booster?
One way to enable Galaxy Note 4 download booster is from quick settings panel.
Swipe down from the top of the stats bar with two fingers to access quick settings panel.
Tap Download booster to enable it if it is not shown as green.
Another method to enable download booster is from Settings –More networks–Download booster.
In the download booster page, drag the switch to the right to turn it on (green). If you want to turn it off, drag it to the left.
How can I know whether Galaxy Note 4 download booster is working or not?
If Galaxy Note 4 download booster is being used, you should see the notification icon as below:
At the same time, in the notification area, the total download speed, 4G LTE download speed, WiFi download speed, and download progress will be shown as below.
What are the benefits of Galaxy Note 4 download booster?
The major benefit of using Galaxy Note 4 download booster is the speed. You can finish the download earlier than using WiFi or using mobile data alone.
But it is not the simple addition of two connections.
There are about 10-20% overheads. This means if the connection speed to the download server through WiFi and 4G LTE differs significantly, you will NOT see any benefits.
So, Galaxy Note 4 download booster works best when the two connection speeds are close. The speed refers to the download speed from the server, not connection speed to your ISP.
Why Galaxy Note 4 download booster is not triggered in my phone?
Sometimes, even after you enable download booster, mobile data and WiFi, you may find the Galaxy Note 4 download booster never is used.
Here are some possible reasons.
- The size of the file to be downloaded is less then 30MB.
- Your area is not covered by 4G LTE.
- The speed (to file server) difference (between 4G LTE and WiFi connection) is too large.
- The downloading job is launched and running through apps other then web browser.
Why I cannot find download booster option on my Galaxy Note 4?
Galaxy Note 4 download booster works with 4G LTE only. If your Galaxy Note is a 3G model, there will be no download booster option.
Some carriers or distributors may also disable or hide download booster in LTE models of Galaxy Note 4.
Can you use Galaxy Note 4 download booster to get faster downloading?
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More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are available at Galaxy Note 4 how-to guides page.