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How to Fix Slow Download Speed on Telegram

Telegram is a popular messaging app with many features like media sharing, bots, and usernames.

From group chats to voice calls, it’s an excellent app to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues.

However, a common issue that Telegram users face is the slow downloading speed when trying to download files.

This issue can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to access important documents or photos quickly.

In this article, you’ll learn how to fix the slow download speed on Telegram and how to increase it.

Why is the download speed on Telegram so slow?

The download speed on Telegram is so slow because you’re using mobile data instead of Wi-Fi.

Slow download speeds can also be caused by large cache sizes.

If you’ve limited your data usage on the app, your download speed will be decreased.

Lastly, the file that you’re trying to download might be too big.

How to fix slow download speed on Telegram

To fix the slow download speed on Telegram, you need to clear the app’s cache.

You also need to increase your data usage on the app to allow larger and faster downloads.

If you’re using mobile data, connect to Wi-Fi instead.

Lastly, if you’re connected to a VPN, disconnect from it.

Method 1: Clear Telegram’s cache

  1. Open the Telegram app.
  2. Tap on “Settings” on the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Select “Data and Storage”.
  4. Tap on “Storage Usage”.
  5. Select “Clear Entire Cache”.

Method 2: Increase your data usage

  1. Open the Telegram app.
  2. Tap on “Settings” on the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Select “Using Cellular” and set it to “High”.
  4. Tap on the “Back” icon.
  5. Select “Using Wi-Fi” and set it to “High”.

Further reading

How to Get Telegram Premium

How to Open Blocked or Banned Telegram Channels

How to Fix “This channel can’t be displayed” on Telegram


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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written thousands of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.

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