What Causes Zoom Call Lag And One Easy Way To Fix It
- 2020.06.09 22:04
The year 2020. has (unfortunately) turned so many of us to remote work.
This would be all but possible even ten years ago, as many of the tools we use today weren't available, and the whole concept of remote work wasn't that widely spread.
Although working from home can be very pleasant, there are some frequent difficulties all of us encounter, and one of them being that annoying Zoom call lag you experience when trying to set up a conference call.
This article will tell you more about why Zoom lags, and give you an easy call lag fix using our Latency Optimizer App, so stay tuned.
What Causes Zoom Lag?
Lag is something that's a problem not only for business people trying to make a group conference call face, game lag also bothers gamers.
The causes of high latency are numerous, but we will try to tackle the most common ones.
Whenever you experience lag, go and test your internet speed in apps like SpeedTest4Free and see if you notice drastic download/upload speed drops, or high ping.
If you do notice a significant performance drop, it is a good idea to call your ISP and ask them if there's a problem in your area.
Usually, they will record a message telling you the information, even before you get in touch with an operator. Or, you can find this information online on their website.
If the issue is on their end, then you saved yourself a lot of trouble, further troubleshooting the issues yourself.
If your ISP is to blame, all you have to do is to open a ticket and wait for them to fix the issue.
However, if the speeds are normal when you do a test, and your ISP isn't reporting any connection issues, then the problem is on your end. Read on to find how to fix the lag.
Insufficient Hardware And Software Issues
More commonly, lag is caused on your end, and problems are on your computer.
First, your computer might be infected with malware, which causes slow internet speeds. This is a problem on its own, so make sure you have an updated anti-virus software installed (Windows Defender is a good option too).
However, more commonly lag is caused by other apps you installed on your PC, which are running all the time, consuming resources. If you have a weaker machine, this will lead to high CPU usage and insufficient memory. Even if your PC has the muscle, it is worth optimizing your connection, as you don't want those resources wasted.
The problem with this is that many processes run in the background by default, without your knowledge. And even if you do decide to find out what uses so much resources, the chances are that you can't do much about it. The only way to free up those resources is to uninstall the apps that are using them. However, you installed them for a reason; deleting them is not an option.
What you will need is a temporary solution that lets you clean things instantaneously before you click the "join call" button, fixing slow Zoom connections for good.
How Do I Stop Zoom Lag? The Answer: Badosoft Latency Optimizer
Latency Optimizer is an extremely convenient tool that will solve your Zoom call lag issues or gaming latency in a blink of an eye. This tool is basically everything you need to troubleshoot and fix Internet lag, so you won't ever need to take turns and say "over" during Zoom conversations.
Start With Thorough Testing
First, Latency Optimizer lets you test the Internet speed, which will let you see if everything is OK with it. The app also saves test results, so you can compare your speed to previous records, which will give you a better idea about the potential problems. You will get upload, download and latency scores, and some suggestions on how to improve them.
The app also has a Performance Recorder that will monitor how your computer and internet speed behaves during Zoom calls. This is important as people usually don't experience any lag outside calls, but as soon as they join a Zoom meeting, things start behaving differently.
Clean & Optimize
Next, Latency Optimizer does what its name suggests - optimizes your internet speed. It does that by clearing any unnecessary files on your computer, including history, cookies, temporary data, clipboard, logs, cache, memory dumps, and similar. While none of these files are (usually) large, they pile up pretty quickly, draining computer resources.
Latency Optimizer has a toolbox equipped with everything you need to perform proper computer maintenance, making sure your disk, RAM, and CPU perform their best. Also, a convenient Startup Entries Manager will let you close any apps that are running in the background without you realizing it.
Warp Speed Boost!
Lastly, Latency Optimizer boosts PC performance by further clearing RAM and CPU resources. You can do this in a single click to quickly optimize everything, or you can tweak as much as 45 settings to make a custom configuration for your needs.
In the settings, you can choose to prioritize Zoom or other business tools you use to work remotely, making sure they always have a sufficient amount of resources available. Furthermore, you can tweak your network settings, to ensure Zoom has the maximum Internet connection, and also turn off access to other apps that might drain the bandwidth.
Bottom Line: An Annoying Problem With An Easy Fix
Zoom lag is extremely annoying and can ruin your whole remote working experience.
Latency Optimizer is a tool that will put an end to it. It is straightforward to use, but it also has a lot of advanced settings and tweaks for power users.
With tools like this, you get to test and troubleshoot network issues, optimize your computer performance, and boost internet speeds, all in one package.
Try the app yourself, and put an end to Zoom latency issues once and for all.