Wifi slow at times running iOS 8.1.3

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by andrewsjra, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. andrewsjra macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    Is anyone experiencing issues with slow speeds on wifi running iOS 8.1.3 on their iPhone 6? This happened twice yesterday and twice today on both my home and works network. Too fix the issue, I just turn the wifi off and turn it back on. When I notice the slow speeds it's as slow as edge. I tried doing a speed test app and it wouldmy even run. No issues with disconnection like many people have. Anyone else have sporatic slow wifi connections?
  2. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    My 6 Plus runs fine on 8.1.3

    However Safari on my iMac, Yosemite 10.10.2 runs slow. Noticeably slower than Chrome also on iMac.

    I do use Mercury on the Plus though

    I think it is known issue on Yosemite
  3. leventozler macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
  4. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Restart your router. (Yes, I'm aware that it may be fine on every other device). Had a guy last week on here with the same issue and restarting his router fixed it.
  5. andrewsjra thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    I did reboot my router and did a network reset on my phone which also seemed fine for the time being. I did have this issue at my work as well so I don't know if it was isolated to my home network. Not sure about airdrop but I did turn it off. I guess I'll just monitor the issue and see if that works. Thanks everyone for the advice.
  6. Joe70 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2015
    Yes we are!!

    Hi andrewsjra, many users are having Wi-Fi issues with iOS 8. If I enable AirDrop and Bluetooth my Wi-Fi connection slows down to as low as 0.1 Mbps. I get about 15 Mbps IF AirDrop and BT are OFF. For more details I would refer you to 2 sites. The Apple Communities Forum thread titled "iOS 8 Wi-Fi problems" is now 130 pages long and full of people with either connectivity or speed issues, none of which have been solved as the problem is in the software. The second site is Medium with 2 articles by Mario Ciabarra, links below.



    As explained in the first article when you turn Wi-Fi on and off (or reset any Wi-Fi parameters) you get a temporary Wi-Fi bounce which clears the problem but it is only a temporary fix as the issue will come back with time.

    There are many people with no problems at all but there are many also who are eagerly waiting for a solution from Apple. It has been going on for 6 months as you can see from their forum.

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