How to Check Internet Speed on iPhone? Due to the sanctions, the operators began to gradually remove offers with unlimited Internet from the tariff line. It’s time to start saving: remember what happens when precious gigabytes run out?
The internet starts to work slower and even a WhatsApp message cannot be sent. In order not to get into such an unpleasant situation, it is better to look from time to time at iPhone data usage and save traffic where applicable.
iPhone Data Usage
iOS has a built-in data usage tracking feature that lets you know how much internet you are spending over a given period of time. You can also know how much data a particular app consumes. It is very easy to check this.
- Go to settings.
- Select Cellular.
- Scroll down and see how much data each app consumes.
The numbers should not scare you: iPhone counts the amount of data used for a certain period of time, which is called the “Current Period”. In my case, the smartphone counts traffic used since September 22, 2020 – from when the current backup version was restored. Stats can be reset if you want to start counting again – just click “Reset Stats”.
How to Save Data on iPhone?
In order to deactivate the internet in apps on iPhone for example, for a trip or just to save money, you can select certain applications.
- Go to settings.
- Select Cellular.
- Move the slider to the inactive position for apps in the list.
First of all, it is worth turning off traffic from the “Photos” application so that it is no longer returned files in iCloud on cellular, and at the same time iCloud Drive synchronization, which is in the list below.
Backup to the cloud is very convenient, but if the cellular network signal is weak, the function will only make the situation worse, it is better to do it when iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi. Market apps and the weather widget are also worth checking out. You can also simply turn off programs working in the background by going to “Content Update”.
Wi-Fi help on iPhone
In this menu, you can also find the item “Wi-Fi Help”. What it is? It’s very simple: when you use a hotspot, but the Internet speed leaves something to be desired, iOS automatically switches to using cellular data.
The feature only works if your iPhone has data transfer enabled and also shows the amount of data used to speed up Wi-Fi. Turn it off if you don’t want the gold-priced megabytes to fly away when you’re in another country, with weak connected Wi-Fi.
Why does the Internet not work well on iPhones?
In “Cellular Data”, pay attention to the “System Services” line: if you go to this item, you will see how much data your iPhone constantly uses for iOS. You can’t disable them all at once, but you can disable unnecessary push notifications (yes, they also consume traffic), as well as App Store updates.
- Go to settings”.
- Select AppStore.
- Disable automatic downloads of apps and software updates by disabling the appropriate items.
- A little further down, turn off “Automatic Downloads” to avoid unnecessary traffic consumption.
And a little further down, I advise you to deactivate “Video Autoplay”: thanks to this setting, you will not play automatically app preview in the app store which also consumes a lot of traffic.
How to Check Internet Speed on iPhone?
If you want to know more about the performance of a cellular or Wi-Fi network, use a third-party application to analyze the statistics. I myself have been using the DataMeter utility for a long time – this application perfectly displays data usage statistics.
It has a separate widget that can be pinned to the screen – it shows the data transfer rate of the cellular operator, as well as Wi-Fi. At the bottom, the traffic used and its balance are displayed.
You can also try the Data Usage Plus app for more detailed cell usage statistics. Directly from here you can activate the daily Internet consumption limit, as well as carry out your own monitoring of Internet consumption on your phone by setting the desired period..