Issues with caption lagging or not appearing are most often caused by unstable internet connections. Whether the captions are generated by a live stenographer or our automated speech recognition software, our servers must be able to communicate with your phone quickly and without delay in order for you to see smooth, live captioning.
If you are experiencing issues with caption lag, please try turning off your Wi-Fi connection and use cellular data (LTE or 5G) to place a call with the InnoCaption app, assuming you are in an area with cellular reception. Note that InnoCaption calls use fairly small amounts of data and a 1GB data plan should provide over 200 hours of calling.
To switch your phone’s internet connection from Wi-Fi to cellular
- Go to device settings from your phone’s home screen
- Look for Wi-Fi and turn the setting off
- Confirm your phone still has a cellular network connection by looking for the signal bars at the top right of the screen
If the captioning issues go away after switching from Wi-Fi to a cellular network, the captioning issues are likely being caused by you home internet connection. Please note that even if you have full Wi-Fi signal bars shown on the top of your phone, you may still experience connection issues because the signal bars only represent the strength of the connection between your phone and router and not your underlying internet connection (from your router to your internet service provider). Home Wi-Fi routers may face issues over time such as a build up of buffering and delays. The best way to resolve these issues is to reset your router periodically.
To refresh your router connection
- Unplug your router’s cord from the wall
- Plug the cord back in
- Wait 1-2 minutes until all the lights are back up
After refreshing your router, please try making a call again while connected to your Wi-Fi network. If the captioning issue persists on your Wi-Fi network while it was resolved when connected to a cellular network, you will need to contact your internet service provider or troubleshoot your router. In the meantime, we would suggest you consider turning off your phone’s Wi-Fi connection and using your cellular network when making and receiving InnoCaption calls.
If neither of the solutions above worked for you, please reach out to our customer support team and provide us with your cell phone number so we can further investigate the issue and assist you.
If you are experiencing connection issues during a call while on a Wi-Fi network, we recommend switching off your phone’s Wi-Fi connection if you have access to a cellular data network. However, please note that this may sometimes lead to a call being dropped while your phone makes the switch.