iOS 5 is crushing iOS 8

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  1. SailorMike, Jan 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015

    SailorMike macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Running a very simple and frustrating wifi test at my house.

    My "Day One" iPad running iOS 5 gets on average 12 mbps/sec.

    My MBA gets around 15 mbps/sec.

    And finally...

    iPad (3 gen), iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6+ all running the latest iOS 8 get on average about 4 mbps/sec.


    All the devices are together in one place hitting a 3 month old Airport Time Capsule and I've run the test at least a dozen times over a week.

    Apple support has been involved for two weeks now with no answer.
  2. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    Another example of how upgrading your device with an update that Apple says will improve your device actually results in negative performance. Sounds like false advertising to me.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  4. geekguy123 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2014
    My 4 on 7 got around 12.
    My 6+ on 8 gets around 100.
    My iMac (hard wired) gets around 130.

    Airport Extreme (about 6 months old), Charter internet. Paying for 60 Mbps service but rumor is in my area is that it's uncapped. I think the modem can't go any faster than 130.
  5. Apothacarion macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2009
    I just tested my 6+ and got 98 down and 14 up. I would suspect there is a hardware issue or a configuration problem.
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I have a 100/20Mbps Connection.

    iPhone 4 on iOS 6: 34/18Mbps
    iPad 2 on iOS 8: 69/19Mbps
    iPhone 6 on iOS 8: 91/19Mbps
    iMac Yosemite: 99/20Mbps
    MBA Yosemite: 95/20Mbps

    I just ran all these tests right after another. I have a 6 year old Apple Extreme Router. OP, you might have another problem.
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Probably not the same issue you're experiencing, but standing 10 feet in front of my Apple Time Capsule, my iPhone 6 Wi-Fi speeds vary greatly depending on whether it's using the 5GHz or 2.4GHz networks.

    1st attachment = 5GHz
    2nd attachment = 2.4GHz

    Same phone, router, and physical location for each test. The only difference was switching between the dual-bands. I don't recall this happening on previous devices (at least not at my house).

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  8. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Check your network congestion in your area. There could be a lot of neighbors/interference on the 2.4Ghz band. There is around my house. The 5Ghz on the other hand is pretty empty so I try to use that more. The only issue is 5Ghz doesn't have the range the 2.4Ghz does. You can also try to move your signal to a different channel if there is a channel that is not used as much where you are at.

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  9. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    How do you switch between 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz? I am
    Pretty sure my router supports 2.4 and 5.0 but I don't know how to determine what's being used, how to switch, etc.
  10. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    The best way is to set the SSID's in your router the same on the 2.4 and 5ghz bands. Then the phone will connect to the one with the best connection/throughput automatically. So if within 5g range and good signal it will be in 5g but if get further away and 2.4g is better it will switch/handoff to the 2.4 band. So effectively you always have the best connection for the current circumstances.
  11. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Apple Airport Extreme:

    iPhone 6 Plus: 100MBPS on 5Ghz band, 45MBPS on 2.4Ghz band.

    iOS 8.1.2

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