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Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Mar 22, 2018.
Is to the iPad App store or is it my router/connection ?
This is over WiFi home.
It could be your ISP.
Cable companies, such as Comcast, advertise their speeds "up to", but they used to (not sure if they still do), give you a higher bandwidth when initially downloading stuff that would be around the "up to" speed.
After a certain amount of time at this higher bandwidth, the speed would drop, which used to be half of the "up to" speed.
This might sound crappy, but considering that many things downloaded are relatively small, this wouldn't be a problem for most people.
You can download Speedtest from the App Store to measure the speed. I have no connection to the app whatsoever, I use it, that's why I'm suggesting it.
Yep. I did but it doesn't tell me the speed of the Apple Download servers
Anyway Speedtest measures my maximum speed.
Anyone else notice how app downloads are slower on iOS 11 than iOS 10? I actually compared iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11.2.5 side by side (iPhone SE) and iOS 11 was definitely slower.
Speedtest is a great tool, and I use it all the time.
It does have its limits though. The OP's issue would be an example where speediest.net would not be a good tool to use.
If the OP's ISP is Comcast or some other cable company, they may use the "power boost" mention earlier, meaning the initial download speed is the advertised fast speed, but when downloading something large, like a 1GB game from the iOS store, the speed drops.
Speed test only tests the initial download speed, not a long sustained speed.
Also, many ISPs open bandwidth for broadband testers to make their customers' speeds appear faster than what they are.
Comcast even recommends using speedtest.net and links it in their support site. Fast.com is a better tester to use, it uses Netflix's servers. But, I don't think it would help the OP though, as it would still test the initial download speed, and not the long term speed.
Never mind weirdly enough they are back to full speed of my connection! Maybe it was the firmware update I did to my router ?
Didn't know that. Thanks for the explanation!
Happening again but Speedtest says I am at full speed
Call your ISP. 1GB+ downloads are pretty fast on my iPad Pro 10.5, and even iPhone 6s Plus. Can't complain.