Not working 1/5
By 2021 chicago
After the recent update the app doesn’t work at my I phone It is saying cannot reach the server
I do have T mobile as provider and the phone is working
Please add shortcut actions 3/5
I’d like to automate Internet Speedtest, so please as shortcut actions
Data Harvester 1/5
Not only is the speed data unreliable, this app consumes gigabytes of your cellular data as it downloads all your personal data, usage, files and photos from your phone. Apple no longer polices third-party application developers. Buyer beware.
Really bad and Wrong reading always 1/5
Since the app start getting famous I guess they started getting paid from internet company to cheat reading showing high numbers that is always wrong I have 5G line then my read with this app say like over 300 Mbps & with any different Speed checker is average like 20-25 Mbps so im uninstalling also saying if you want accurate reading “DEFINITELY THIS IS NOT THE APP”
Why can’t it just be simple anymore! 2/5
This app used to be amazing super solid always worked not many features but it was very reliable and perfect now they messing with VPNs and video features so now when you take a test speed test you are accidentally greeted with a video test you didn’t want to take because they put the video test button right where the re test button used to be. The lines that measure the consistency of the connection are virtually useless because they are inaccurate now they are all squiggly for no apparent reason even when your speeds are very consistent. Lastly hiding the speed test server selection and needing to drag up just to access it was a horrible step since we can only have one favorite test and you have to pick weather it’s on WiFi or LTE so you can’t just stick to one…
Ad is unclosable 2/5
There is big add on the screen. X and Info button are almost overlapping, and x does not closes anything. Maybe it is not app fault, but make some rules to make ookla app usable at all
Make the app great again! 2/5
Please remove dumb “video test” tile from the main screen and put “Test again” button back! It is not always easy to come up with new ideas and some of these ideas may just be not so smart. This was one of these… Learn from failures and have courage to admit and correct mistakes. Thank you.
Purchase privacy 1/5
This app wants me to purchase their remove ads bundle or accept all the tracking data.
Put the test again button back 2/5
Please put the LARGE “Test again” button back. I PAID FOR NO ADS. THIS VIDEO SPEED TEST BANNER IS AN AD! The video test button that replaced the test again button is very annoying as I often need to check my speed multiple times in a row to get an accurate reading. So having to GO TO THE TOP LEFT OR RIGHT TO TEST AGAIN IS EXTREMELY ANNOYING AND UNNECESSARY!! I honestly hate that video test button where it is at. It’s very annoying and if I wanted to use the awesome video test I would simply press the button at the bottom navigation. Otherwise the app is pretty great overall and I love the video speed test. The VPN isn’t great for me.
Problem solving app 5/5
Not only does this app help to hold my broadband provider honest, but it allows me to choose the best VPN location to use. I also use it for the definite answer on when service is down. Great app and I highly recommend it.
Please stop hiding the remote site 2/5
I don’t know if it’s just formatting on iPhone 11, but there’s still the issue of not being able to see when and where the app connects to the remote test server without sliding the panel up. It’s really weird and a little inconvenient to have to do that for no apparent gain. It’s not like some other more important information needs to be shown. There’s tons of room, and it’s like the single most important piece of information that indicates the test is ready and it’s testing at a site I want use.
Old review, but still the same issue:
Not an improvement at all. Inexplicably, they now hide the remote server identification unless you slide the window up. Since it takes a moment to find and connect, I can’t tell if the test is ready to start or, importantly, which network I’m connected to which tells me whether I’m using LTE, WiFi, or whether my VPN is working properly.
Used to love this app, but it now looks like they’re pushing a VPN Subscription 1/5
Got my own VPN…
No explanation 1/5
I have no idea what the numbers mean and there is absolutely no explanation of what I should learn. Useless.
Video test systematically inaccurate 2/5
Speedtest recently launched a feature to test the video streaming/adaptive bitrate performance of a connection. Unfortunately, the servers from which this test is hosted appear to be whitelisted on major cellular carrier networks, causing the video traffic not to be rate limited in the way that all other video traffic is. This inflates the results of the tests, causing systematic error in the data.
spectrum use if app 4/5
By Sherman w.
there appears to be an error when running speedtest within spectrum, the test has shown that the test results are 1/2 the speed one is paying for. Testing using speedtest down loaded into an apple computer shows the correct speed payed for, going back to test the sample apple using the option in spectrum again shows the speed slower. This difference was verified by a spectrum service call and when showed to the spectrum tech in real time was informed that it is a known error.
Love this app BUT 4/5
As a full time RV’er this is my go-to app to see if we can work on WiFi or over our cell networks. We’ve been using it for years!
The one game changing feature would be to allow users to see what speed tests others have done at locations before going there. This would save us a boatload of time driving from one coffee shop to the next to find the best WiFi.
If I could look at a map and see that local coffee shop XYZ had the fastest free internet in the area. Oh man, that would rock my world.
If that service was excellent, I would even pay for it monthly/annually.
Stops my music 😡😡😡 1/5
What happened? I used to be able to play my music while running a Speed test and then the next day it just starts stoping my music. Honestly I have enough rouge websites and apps doing that already. Very angry!!!
Last update stops media playback 2/5
After the last update, speed test now pauses any audio I have playing...
My Go-to Speed App 5/5
I have this app on all my devices and regularly use it to test my speed to see if it’s time for a router reboot.
Stops background playback 1/5
Latest update made it so whenever you do a Speedtest it stops playing music/videos. Nice devs
Since you asked… 5/5
My ISP is providing sketchy service lately. Can Ookla run in the background and record service connectivity? I would like to monitor the connection over, say, a 24-hr period and see either a line graph or a list of timestamps when drops occur. Thanks for listening. DMorrisPE
Great 👍🏼 Tool extremely helpful❕ 5/5
By Mr Isidro
Played a huge role in diagnosing a major Wi-Fi connectivity issue that I’ve been having. Thank you guys for making such a reliable and use your friendly app.
The big Go button is gone in favor of an ad 1/5
The latest update has removed the large “Go” button in favor of an ad for their own video streaming test. I paid for ad removal and there isn’t even a way to dismiss this ad. I hit “go” while the phone is in a phone holder while in the car and I don’t have to take my eyes off the road to do that. Now with the permanent ad in place I would have to take my eyes off the road to hit test. Please remove the ad or make it so I can permanently dismiss it!!
Stops music for some stupid reason 1/5
App works as designed but for some really stupid reason my music pauses itself while using this app. Really annoying.
Not good 1/5
By Saiid Zamani 78
This app used to be good. DO NOT use this since it’s not accurate and it does download a lot of data. The app no longer allows you to not have wifi on. The app also collects way too much of your data.
Getting greedy 1/5
Was an okay app but not great. Now they’re using ads and collecting data, unless you want to pay. No thanks. Avoid it.
Love This App 5/5
Love this app. I use it frequently to check upload and download speeds. Great for checking my network status, or how much a VPN is slowing me down.
Liked using it but collects my data 2/5
They’ve changed the product to collect my data. Works great not a fan of data collection
Great app…but 5/5
By Brandon Rebeck
This app is great for checking my WiFi speed and video quality on the WiFi because I create YouTube videos so I need to see the video quality but I would like to suggest that you add a selection tab so people can choose what theme they want as a video quality background. Elsewhere this is the only WiFi speed testing app I will ever use.👍👍
False claims 1/5
Made my Wi-Fi worse. They should be shut down and sued
This collects a *lot* of personal information unrelated to a speed test — no thanks. 1/5
I removed the app unused.
Invasive tracking. 1/5
Clean, Fast Reading No Nonsense 4/5
Great app. Super intuitive, dependable and very useful for troubleshooting bandwidth problems.
Should Be 5 Stars 4/5
By Zack Daddy101
So far, so good.
After months of searching for a subscription VPN I would be comfortable with, I stumbled upon this one. Security seems tight (so far), and the price is absolutely competitive. I also love how I can manage my subscription in my iPhone settings, they way I manage all my other favorite subscriptions. And I have already been enjoying the performance, reliability, accuracy, and clean GUI of speedtest.net for over a decade. All and all this is a fantastic app, and excellent value VPN (if you subscribe to premium). Having said that, I really only have two major complaints, keeping from a 5 star rating.
1. I found it terribly difficult to subscribe! You’d think they would try harder to take my money! Even in the app settings, I see “restore purchases”, but nothing that says what those purchases are. No way to subscribe in there. No place I looked could I find the subscription icon. It took hours. Even Apple support couldn't help me. Eventually I accidentally stumbled upon the server tab at the bottom of the speed test page (odd location to say the least!), which opened up, and finally revealed the rumored ‘subscribe’ button.
2. I’m not sure what’s going on here, but the VPN switch keeps randomly turning off for some unknown reason. I’ve turned it on about 30 times in the last week, and only turned it off about twice, so something is clearly wrong there. Until I subscribed, I figured it must be doing that because I was over my 2GB monthly limit. But now it is STILL turning off for NO REASON. If I’m paying for a subscription to secure my data, I want it SECURED! Permanently. I don’t even need an ‘off’ button. If i no longer want security, I’d delete the app. Randomly turning off when I least expect it is unacceptable. I should have deducted two stars for this.
Both of these problems seems like Ookla could easily address. So there’s no other reason this isn’t a 5 star app, besides laziness.
Still, I would highly recommend this app, and the ‘premium’ VPN service.
If these problems are addressed, I will update my review.
Love the app 5/5
It’s a great app. Always tells me when kids are playing Fortnite and soaking up my inter bits. Only suggestion would to let me know when i max my wifi capabilities. If I’m on 802.11n and hit 300Mbs, then tell me i need faster bits to increase my speed, while 150Mbs means i need to reduce congestion.
Internet service is very unreliable where I live, and I depend on Speedtest to monitor the performance of my internet connection. This app is extremely easy to use and always does exactly what it is supposed to do.
Latest update to my review: Still the best!
Music stops 1/5
By Aleksandr Pozharsky
Last update stops music playing when you open the app… tried to report the bug but crashed you bot and haven’t gotten a response.
Pauses my music for no reason 1/5
Doesn't play sound, but it pauses my music when I press Go.
Best network test around 5/5
By Steve D. P.
I use this everywhere: phone, pad, even my AppleTV. Good measurements and indicators. The log is so handy too!
Ziff Davis owns SpeedTest, Ooklaa was better alone 1/5
I refuse to own apps that require data collecting and forced premium to remove ads. Bye SpeedTest. It was a good 8 years.
Works good but results are bugged 4/5
Probably the most accurate and useful speed testing app, but some of my results I needed to refer to are not showing up at all.
Works well, missing one feature IMO 4/5
Does what it advertises, would be great if wireless Tx power meter would be added to test signal strength.
Big Brother 1/5
This app collects so much personal information about you and sells it. I am surprised they don’t somehow get your social security number and your first born’s name. Be careful! I am deleting it.
Great way to test your internet connection and keep your ISP honest 5/5
It does what I need it to do. And the ads don’t take up the whole screen, and it gives you a free VPN
Is this app free 3/5
By Bear Cincy
Is this app free if I just down load?
Not accurate at all 1/5
I have tried using this app many times and never get an accurate reading. I go on laptop and use another speed test that is much closer to reality. When it searches for nearby signals, it shows that it reads from areas near 100 miles away from my home while the web based finds signals only 5 miles from home. This app will tell me I only have 14 mbps while I actually pay for 200. When I use laptop it will show my almost 150 mbps out of possible 200. Then i compare to 2 other web based speed tests and they run very close to each other. Then try this app again and still between 14 to 20. Totally useless if they can’t get real readings. Am deleting after many many failed attempts. It just seems they want you to download the app for information collection on users rather than to supply services as stated in descriptions. Totally not cool and just reconfirms my reason not to trust apps very much. Apps are not here for you, they are more about collecting personal information for ads and informational sales to other parties. Ads are killing the positive internet experience. Not the reason I buy a computer, laptop or any other device.
holy crap the pictures 5/5
that dude has 1000 mb wifi bro i want some of that please
Crash after last update ios 14.3 1/5
Crash after last update ios 14.3