How to Check Mobile Data Speed in Android & iPhone (3 Methods)

How to Check Mobile Data Speed in Android & iPhone (3 Methods)

There are many ways available to check the internet speed on your android smartphone or iPhone and any other smart device such as tablets and even your PC/Laptop. But here, we are going to talk about just Android and iPhone users who are looking to quickly perform a speed test for the network and know how faster their internet is working over any selected data plan as 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G or as you can say LTE or high speed internet coverage. There are websites, apps, and native options in every operating system whether it's Android or iPhone to check the internet speed for free and quickly with accurate figures. We will show you the best options that will not take much time and effort.

So, without wasting your precious time, here are the top 3 methods to check internet speed on your Android and iPhone smartphones:

#1 Test Internet Speed Using Google

You can use a Google Internet Speed Test tool on your android and iPhone for free by following a simple guide:

  1. Go to Projectstream.Google.com/SpeedTest on your Android/iOS smartphone
  2. Scroll a little bit down and tap CHECK NOW
  3. Wait for 30 seconds and it will show you the exact internet speed your connection

This is by far the fastest way to test the internet speed using a Google-powered service. However, this is not good for getting a detailed speed test.

#2 Test Internet Speed Using Ookla

While most people just head to Google.com and check whether it's working or not for checking their internet connection is up or not, for the speed test of the internet service, people tend to check it with Ookla as a trusted source, and here's how to do it:

  1. Go to SpeedTest.net on your Android smartphone
  2. Tap on the GO button (a big circle on the main page)
  3. It will perform a real-time internet speed test and show you Ping, Download Mbps, Upload Mbps, and even your IP address with location of server and service provider's name

This is by far the best website for testing internet speed using Android or iPhone and also you can use Fast.com powered by Netflix to instantly check your internet speed without using an app.

#3 Test Internet Speed Using Apps

Mobiles are changing the way we used to browse internet and interact with online software and services. With apps, we can things quickly without heading over to an internet browser and typing a website address (that mostly we forget about).

Here we have listed a few free and best internet speed test apps for Android and iPhone users:

  • Internet Speed Meter (Status bar)
  • Speedtest by Ookla
  • FAST Speed TEst
  • SpeedSmart Speed Test

You can search these apps on Play Store for Android and App Store for iPhone to download these free internet speed test apps and check your internet speed whenever you want.

How to show network speed on the status bar in Android?

If you don't want to use any app or website for testing your internet speed on your Android smartphone, you can simply follow the below guide and enable the Status Bar network speed:

  1. Go to Settings in your Android smartphone
  2. Tap on Notifications & Status Bar
  3. Toggle to enable Show Connection Speed

That's it, now your Android smartphone will show real-time network download/upload speed on the status bar so you don't have to use any app or website for internet speed test.

However, you have to use a website or app for testing the internet speed on your iPhone.



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