This app works great as intended! 4/5
I’ve never had any real issues. Until now. I recently upgraded to the iPhone 14 pro max through T-Mobile and now the app has trouble finding a server when testing my phones speed on 5G
Why Is The Download Scale So Low? 4/5
Great app and website! I have been using Ookla for years but I am confused as to why, especially as internet speeds have increased over the years, Ookla has not increased the range of their speed scale. Back when the average download speed was 30 Mbps it made sense to have the scale cap out at 100 Mbps.
These days the average consumer purchases download speeds well in excess of 100 Mbps.
Wouldn’t it make sense to have the maximum reading on the scale at 300 Mbps or even 500 Mbps. Better yet, have it self adjust based on the speed that it is sensing.
I know this seems like such a petty “complaint” but everything must evolve. I’m just pointing out a way to make it happen.
Keep up the good work Ookla and thanks for being there for us over the years!
Great app great tool 5/5
I’ve used Speedtest for many years and in many locations across the country. It is very helpful to me in understanding my connection and it’s dependability. I highly recommend it and will continue to rely on it in the future.
Great app to test speed 5/5
Great app to test network and/ or wifi speed! Thanks😀👍
Biased Faux Results 1/5
If you subscribe to Spectrum, do not use this test. Use another reputable tester, then compare the results, and you will see that this app is biased big time. Used to be a great app, but it is no longer reliable based on my, and several colleagues, test results. Use at your own risk.
Great! Other than one important thing. 4/5
I believe that this is one of the most Honest apps for speed testing in the “Market”. However, they could add an in depth network analysis in the app to get a better understanding. Sometimes, it’s not about the speeds, it’s about the quality of the network.
Great tool 5/5
Thanks for keeping the product free
Once a Great App Now Only Junk 1/5
I’ve used the paid version of this this app for years to get an honest look at the networks I use in various locations. I paid for the app to avoid the deluge of ads that appear during the test run and block the analysis part of the results. But a few weeks ago even the paid version began showing multiple ads during and after the test run. Don’t bother with this app. It was once great, but is now only junk.
Love your app, but need Apple Watch Support! 3/5
Please add and I will update to 5 starts immediately!
no privacy 1/5
decent speed results, but no privacy allowed here. why do you need data that is linked to me? i don’t want to be tracked! this era of anyone just stealing your data is so frustrating. app deleted.
Useful in a surprising way 5/5
By Phil Boyd Studge
After years of observation we find that after weather effects bargain ISPs are about as good as any other and involve less billing hassles. Relevant to SpeedTest is that I think when whomever is our current ISP, from time to time service is throttled for one reason or another. When I notice this I bring up SpeedTest on my phone — and I think that the Current ISP is watching for this. I notice that the throttling of our bandwidth *often* is removed. I use SpeedTest as a lever to *effect* the behavior of the Current ISP!
Why the ads when I paid for ad-free? 3/5
I like the app but am not happy that I am now seeing ads when I paid for ad-free a couple of years ago. This started with the last update.
no where even close to having the right stats for download or upload.
Cannot Get Free Version 1/5
The button for the ad free version covers up the option for the free version. Very disappointed. I will not be forced to pay for something that says I can have a free version because the developer intentionally doesn’t allow you to get to the free version
No app support 1/5
The app is broken on a smaller iPhone (on 11 pro it cuts the numbers and you can't see the speed) and there is no way to contact the developer to report a problem. I guess it's broken because of hidden ads (even though I paid for no ads) but no one can help you. It's a shame for Apple to allow developers who don't support their apps into the AppStore.
Google Ads 1/5
By Programmer Dude
This app has added Google Ads. And I’ve deleted it. No stars.
By donk t
They show adds now for paying to remove adds, what a greedy business
It's really good 5/5
The Ads are not inclined too much, You can choose how much Mbps the measuring thingy an display, it can show you what vidoe quality your Phone can use, it has a Website shortage detector, a map for idk what and a lot more useful features! this app has been the best Internet Testing app i've ever tried!
Purchased App shows Ads! 3/5
I was recently surprised to see Ads have started to show up even though I purchased the App to “remove ads” several years ago! Did my purchase “expire “?
I tried the “Restore Purchase” and “Remove Ads” buttons (several times) in the app but all it does is ask for another $0.99! Removing and re-installing the app does not fix the issue.
Privacy Nightmare 1/5
The app now demands for you to allow them to collect and share your personal information to be able to continue to use the app!
Create a option to submit cellular service report 3/5
By 2015 RAV4 limited customer
Need to create a option for users to submit a report about cellular service like no service, weak signal, drop calls, and etc.
This was a feature that was available on the root metrics app before ookla discontinued the root metrics app.
False internet speed results 1/5
I don’t trust this app because speedtest getting paid by internet provides to boost their internet connection speeds. This way provides can claim they fastest internet.
it’s 2023! 2/5
“Sharing all results in a CSV file requires an email account. Please set up an account on your device.” Apple now allows other default mail clients. Your app doesn’t know about that change — iOS 14 in 2020.
Amazing app! Top of the industry! Should be 5 stars! No annoying adds. Has always worked perfectly!
Can’t recommend this enough! 5/5
This is my go to app for ensuring that the promised speeds are being delivered from me isp and it helps a ton with testing wi-fi networks.
Been using SpeedTest for many years. It does what you need it to do. 🤷♂️I don’t understand why some people are low rating.
Speed test worse in smarts tv 1/5
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo baddddddddddddd worse
Used to be a good VPN 2/5
I’m not sure what’s going on with this app lately but the main functions like Speedtest work fine; however the VPN through iPVanish is spotty at best. I would say more than half the time I’m not able to connect no matter what time of day it is. I’m on the same broadband which I test for connectivity when I’m having troubles and I and there’s never any networking issues.
Problems with Apple and T-mobile 3/5
By Militem honorem
Well, apparently, speed test is not compatible with Apple through T-Mobile users. Keep having problems and not being able to watch videos on YouTube, switching from screen mirror to airplay to telling you that you cannot watch it because you are on an external device all kinds of excuses to not work properly maybe it has to do with the fact that they want to see everything that you are going to screen mirror so the connectivity is not good enough or some explanation that never makes sense tired of calling Apple and trying to solve problems with their phone the same with T-Mobile think twice
Great app but 4/5
On iPhone 13 Pro cannot get past the purchase screen because the button is overlapping the other button. Hope it gets fixed.
Speed differences discrepancy 2/5
Using the latest iOS app update for my iPhone XS the download speed only shows about 3 mbps download speed and upload under 1 mbps. However if I then open the Safari browser on my iPhone to Speedtest.net web page a few seconds later it shows my realistic 23 mbps download speed and upload of a little over 2 mbps. What’s the problem with the app not showing the correct speeds? I have both tests using the Dallas Frontier server to connect to.
Gold Standard my a&& 1/5
This app has been updated to be useless now. Depicts speeds that are only 10% of true accuracy, yet it is deceiving enough to make it appear your phone is at fault! When in fact it is the fault of the awful update. Do yourselves a favor and delete this app.
Wish I could contribute to signal maps 4/5
By Nate Lee-Wolf
I’m sure it’s not possible on iOS.
Uses too much data for one test! 1/5
Usedd up over 300mbp for one test!
I like using it and works working perfectly, thank you guys for allowing us to keep in check internet companies,
Good job guys!
Best diagnostic app 5/5
This is my go-to tool for checking on my provider and seeing network outages or compromised performance from them, I e used it for a very, very long time now.
Updating my review (now 2022), nothing has changed, as a former network engineer this is still the first tool that I use when something is wrong. It’s everything I need.
Great App 5/5
I’ve never had any issues with this application. The app is accurate most of the time and can allow us to diagnose what is going on. It’s also a bonus to keep our internet companies reliable because we shouldn’t get sold faster internet and get provided slower service!
Not Accurate and Ads Galore! 1/5
By Really Tired Dad
Well I usually use the website but they stated that you should download the app for better accuracy so I did just like on my MBP. However, the app on the phone is complete trash. I ran it three times and got three very different results. Also, you get completely bombarded with ads while trying to run the speed test which you don’t get on the website or the MBP app. So my conclusion, just use the website, it’s more consistent and doesn’t dump a load of ads on you! App = 0 stars
Gold Standard 5/5
Great app for testing networks; very nice UI/UX
Will no longer use 1/5
By Raptor Hawk
Results History 2/5
Results History all vanished.
Ads interfere with Speedtest 2/5
By Ben Voris
On both my iPad 16.1.1 and iPhone 16.1.2, the test starts, shows progress, and then hangs while displaying ads. Restarting the app often allows a test to complete.I only continue to use it because I have history with it.
Also, even before this recent hang, this test consistently shows higher speeds than Cloudflare, Google, Fast.com, and FCC—usually around 20% faster, but sometimes much, much faster. I know that Ookla defaults to the nearest test server, and I override that. And I know the slower speeds on the others could be due to slow down at their servers but even so, I am suspicious that my broadband carrier games it. (And really, do you think that Cloudflare and Google would let their servers be overloaded?) At the risk of venturing into tinfoil hat, I’ve too often had traffic move at at a crawl, started an Ookla speed test, and had the slow down disappear mid test. How many times must this happen for it not to be coincidence? Running one of the different speed test has yet to have this effect.
macOS Ventura crashes ⚠️ 2/5
Was working fine, now it crashes 1-2 seconds after opening 🥺
My go to 5/5
Love this app. Have tried others, but this the only one I use now. Quick, and reliable results.
Great App. Works every time. 5/5
I’ve had this app for years and never a problem. Thanks!
Best there is 5/5
Nice update with adding the ability to search within down detector. Next what would be nice is if you could favorite ones so they’re right on top
Not working right 1/5
It shows my internet to be very slow but using other speed test tools my internet is fine. It was good until a few days ago.
Really STRANGE 4/5
I mistakenly held down the go button and all of a sudden it started making haptics sounds, and a psycho cat came on. I followed with the cat on the screen, and apparently I unlocked features!!
Since the recent update, when the VPN is turned on, the application issues an error and writes Speedtest VPN will protect your Internet connection and your online privacy. We do not filter or track your Internet activity.
To connect, you need to allow access to the VPN settings. What I need to do to make it work.