My iPad Air tests faster than my iPhone 7 over wifi..

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  1. Ds2983 macrumors newbie

    Ds2983

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    Hello,

    I tried doing some research on this but couldn't find much help. When using the app Speedtest on my iPad Air and iPhone 7 for some reason my iPad test results are significantly faster than my iPhone. iPad tests an average of 65 Mbps download while my iPhone 7 averages 30 Mbps download. Anyone have a similar problem or any ideas why this could be happening, or what I could do to speed up my iPhone?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Your download speed's are based off your overall coverage with LTE signal strength. If your testing over Wi-Fi with the same connection, then your results should be similar, or the iPhone should have stronger results over the iPad.
     
  3. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    As both devices where connected to same wi-fi,your answer is irrelevant. The difference asked about is caused by the faster and more capable hardware in the iPad,like more RAM,better processor capacity and so on.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Aug 5, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Wrong. If the device is being tested over wifi, it's using a completely different connection and download speeds with MBPS. Unless the iPad is LTE capable, then the measurements would be different based on signal strength for downloadable content. Also, the iPhone 7 should be faster than using LTE capabilities, which also depends on the overall test. Also, the hardware in iPhone 7 is easily faster over the iPad Air. And the OP never mentioned which generation of iPad Air he owns, which is something else to consider. Huge differences favoring the iPhone 7.
     
  5. Ds2983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The iPad Air is just the regular iPad Air wifi only. I thought the iPhone 7 would be faster if anything.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 65816

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    I have an air 1 lte and iPhone 6s.

    In have 25 meg service and over wi-fi connected to same host server with Speedtest, I get 14 Mbps for the air and 23 Mbps for the iPhone 6s.
     
  7. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone 6s can saturate my 300Mb download pipe with a speed test app.
     
  8. Ds2983 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any ideas why my iPad is faster on wifi than my iPhone on wifi?
     

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