“Poor connection. Try to find a stronger signal”. This is one of the main issues that we have been facing for some days in the Clubhouse App. So, in this guide, we will show you some quick workarounds to circumvent this Clubhouse poor connection error in a couple of minutes.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Clubhouse app has gained extensive reach and turned out into a popular social media application. At the time of its inception, it was only available for the iOS platform, and now things have changed. Alpha Exploration (the parent company) released the application for the Android platform. Although it’s now in the beta stage, it performing well and has managed to gain over 1 million installs to date.
It’s quite a simple and minimalistic yet efficient application crafted for drop-in audio chats. However, as the userbase has peaked it started showing some kind of errors. Recently many users are reporting that they are getting a ‘Poor connection. Try to find a stronger signal’ error while joining a chat room on Clubhouse. In case you also experience such an error. Fret not, we will help you tackle this situation.
- How to Fix Clubhouse Poor Connection Error
How to Fix Clubhouse Poor Connection Error
1. Check your Internet Connection
This is the first method to troubleshoot the Clubhouse poor connection error. Here you need to test your internet connectivity by heading over to an internet speed test website. You can use either the speed test by Ookla or the default program by google (search “online internet speed test”). In case your internet connection is too slow, you will experience poor audio quality and it keeps showing you a poor connection alert.
In this case, the probable causes may include the issues with your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Also, check whether you have exhausted your daily usage limit. If this is the case, most probably your internet connection speed might be capped or restricted to a very low transfer speed. The “Poor connection” error may also encounter if you are traveling and your mobile phone cannot receive enough signal strength.
2. Allow Mobile Data Usage for Clubhouse
This is also one of the problems for messing up with such an error on Clubhouse. In both Android and iOS, there is an option available for you to disable the mobile data usage by individual app. So once check this and make sure that you haven’t disabled the data usage for the Clubhouse application. To confirm this follow the steps below:
- Firstly, on your phone go to Settings > Manage apps.
- Find the Clubhouse app by searching there and tap on it.
- There you will see Restrict data usage option. Select it.
- Check to enable both the Wi-Fi and Mobile data if unchecked and tap OK.
3. Disable VPN
Disabling the VPN is another workaround for this error. A VPN actually gives you privacy for your online activities by the means of creating a virtual private network for your data connectivity. This is sometimes a need for us however, it may cause some connectivity issues especially if you are trying to connect to a congested server. In this case, you are trying to connect to the server where it cannot serve data more than it can handle.
So, to get rid of the issues, try disabling the VPN temporarily and check whether the issue persists or not. Just in case, if it didn’t work for you, then follow the other methods mentioned below.
4. Log out and Relogin to your Account
The next option is to log out of your account and then re-login in the Clubhouse application. This may sometimes help you refresh your account data within the Clubhouse application and rectify the temporary flaws. Follow the steps below to do so.
- Launch the Clubhouse application on your phone.
- Tap on your Profile Picture at the top right corner.
- Tap on the small cog icon at the top right corner.
- Now scroll down to the bottom and tap the Log out button.
- Again login to your account by entering your credentials.
5. Change the DNS Settings
For a lot of our friends, including one of our staff journalists changing the DNS settings helped to fix the poor connection issue on Clubhouse. You can try changing your DNS settings to trustworthy provides like Google or Cloudflare. Follow the below steps to do this.
- Launch the settings on your smartphone.
- Go to Network and internet settings.
- Tap on the Private DNS option.
- Now change it from Automatic to Private.
- Then enter dns.google as the DNS hostname and save it.
- If you don’t want to use Google as a DNS hostname, then use the Cloudflare hostname. For that type 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com
- If you have an iPhone, then you can easily download the 188.8.131.52 application from the App Store and install it.
6. Uninstall and Re-install Clubhouse App
After trying all the above methods, if you still can’t get rid of the clubhouse poor connection issue, then this is another method to try.
Just install the application completely and re-install it from Google Play Store or iOS App Store.
You can also try clearing the app’s data and cache if you don’t want to uninstall it.
7. Check Whether Clubhouse Server is Down
The Clubhouse poor connection error can be occurred not only due to the client-side (your side) problems but also due to the server-side flaws. Or otherwise, Clubhouse might be going through scheduled server maintenance.
You can check whether it’s working for other people or not. Just go to the Company’s Twitter handle to check if there is any update regarding this.
If there are any issues or maintenance going on, there is nothing to do from our side. Only the Clubhouse team can rectify the issue. So just patiently wait for the issue to be resolved by the company itself. In the meantime, just once go through Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, or even Telegram. 🙂
8. Contact Clubhouse Support Team
This is the final thing that you can try to get rid of the clubhouse poor connection error that is annoying you. If you can’t figure out what’s happening and unsure about what’s causing the issue for you, contact the Clubhouse support team by sending an email to them.
You can do this by filling the contact form on their support page. There create a new ticket to report the issue. you can also attach your screenshots to convey the issue better.
Hopefully, by now you know all the possible methods to fix the “Poor connection. Try to find a stronger signal” error message that you are facing frequently. So, now the ball is in your court and you need to take action.
Try each of the methods explained above one-by-one to find where is the issue and fix it.
If you want to share any other methods that you know, just contact us or comment below so that it will help other people too.
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