What Speedtest method do you use on iPhone?

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  1. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    What app does everyone use to run speed tests on their iPhone? Everyone always seems to display the same photo.
     
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  4. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

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    I used this app once. I thought my speeds were good. Saw a thread with other results from other members. Quickly removed app from iPhone.
     
  5. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    The speedtest.net app is rubbish. They need to update it as it no longer works and gives ridiculous inaccurate results.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    I've gotten rather consistent and accurate results with the speedtest.net app. I usually find that manually setting a server of my choice gives me better results that are on par with computer based tests.
     
  7. JAT macrumors 603

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    Why do you say this?
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ok, so when you're in a totally un-known city and you have 2 wifi networks and 3 cellular bars available in your hotel, which network do you use?
     
  9. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    Because the speedtest app results are incorrect.

    For example, running it on both my iPad and iPhone it says my upload speed is 15Mbps and varies wildly each test between 9Mbps and 30Mbps. My cable connection is 5Mbps upload. The website works fine on the Mac but the app is broken.
     
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    the one that allows me to enjoy my phone the most
     
  11. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    same
     
  12. skidbubble macrumors 6502

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    That speedtest app / site is all a big scam to collect data and info about users and their phones. I refuse to take part in it. My privacy is important to me.
     
  13. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    You're a scam. :cool:
     
  14. skidbubble macrumors 6502

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    Insulting me and calling me names does not contribute to the discussion in any positive way whatsoever.
     
  15. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I use this, its the best of the three or four i've downloaded from the app store.
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    And your claiming massive fraud by a well-known entity with no proof provided does?
     
  17. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Assumptions can be made upon many things. Such as the look of food means it tastes bad, color of hair makes a person bad, or even price of tea in china.
    However the lack of proof does not automatically nullify them.

    At one time, our government used to work for the people. Yet we know it now works for corporations. Proof? Eh... Yet we still vote, but only for a 2 party system in which said government endorses and resists additional new parties.

    I don't agree with his statement, but I won't nullify it simply because of a belief that I have is different than his/hers.
     
  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Who said anything about nullifying it?

    You'll notice I said nothing about his original post. I only responded after he criticized the other poster for not contributing to the thread properly.

    That was the issue, not his opinion.
     
  19. cynics macrumors G3

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    Speedtest app does not have access to anything outside its own program. You can verify this using some basic dev tools.
     
  20. Intell macrumors P6

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    In iOS 5 and below it can access the address book, IP addresses of the device, camera roll, and location.
     
  21. cynics macrumors G3

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    Speedtest app isnt a app written by the CIA to pull data off the phone to track people though or whatever is being assumed here. When the topic starts to change to a conspiracy theory either for marketing or government agendas its just that a theory brought on by the lack of understanding....the brain filling in the gaps. However if someone cared to learn some dev code only the facts would be left...

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    I'm not saying its impossible it CANT do devious things. I'm just saying it doesnt....
     
  22. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Lets use the logic Small White Car did, you know the one I replied to.

    Where's your proof? See how it goes both ways? Just I was saying.

    Which means all opinions have a certain validity.
     
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