My Go-To App... 5/5
I have worked with a few Internet Providers side by side while working at Best Buy (so I got familiar with their little tricks and traps.) Now working as a Technician, once I finish setting up new computers, systems, or networks... I run this app to make sure I’m not getting hood-winked by Xfinity, Century Link, Cox, or Turner. Thank you so much Ookla for providing a way to keep IPs on their best behavior. Absolutely give this app 5 stars. 👍🙂
Update 1.14 will not open on iMac running Mac OS High Sierra ver 10.13.6, have reinstalled & rebooted several times...
(Update 1.13 worked like a champ!)
Not accurate at all 1/5
So I tested the speed while updating a game on Xbox and the app said I have a download speed of 103.35 mbps but actual speed I’m getting for downloads is not even 7 mbps. In what world is this speed test coming from? Absolutely terrible app.
By great block
They took the map away. When I use Speedtest, most of the time I want to use on of my service provider’s sites. Can’t find it on the list because it’s arranged by ping speed not alphabetical or distance.
Great app ! 5/5
Accurate and detailed speed test app. Would be better if there weren’t ads.
Crashes on iPad; Ookla support is non-responsive! 1/5
Speedtest doesn’t work on my iPad! It consistently crashes.
Multiple emails to Ookla customer support have gone unanswered.
Best bandwidth test-app! 5/5
I’ve used Ookla in one form or another for over a decade now— first via browser, then applications on Windows laptops, and now apps via smartphone. Hands down best way to keep your provider honest and diagnose connectivity issues within your [simple] networks. Also great for mapping out geographical areas where one’s provider has weak spots as well as where their services excel (there are folks who can benefit from that knowledge!).
Battery Killer 1/5
Constantly runs in background. Bye bye Speed Test.
Bad Battery Drain 2/5
By BRO. JTP
I would in the past give this app a 5 ⭐️ rating, but unless I get a response and a explanation & fix the comment in the next sentence will be my only recourse. Is this why I’m loosing so much battery 🔋 life also? I and my family will definitely remove the app once I let everyone know my findings! Plz look into this! Also more AT&T connects for testing! Thank You! Blessings! P. S. I’ve been with you for years!
Previously great 3/5
Except now there are 0 AT&T speed test servers available to choose from. The problems when using a 3rd party or off-net server is that the latency is always higher and the test result rarely come back with expected results. I don’t blame Ookla for the missing servers but without them, your test values are highly diminished. I even looked at the official AT&T speed testing site that uses the embedded Ookla test and it directs you to a CenturyLink server in another city a 100+ miles away.
Major battery drain 24 hours a day 3/5
This is for current version of app on iOS as of June 24, 2020. Latest version of app and latest version of iOS. (iOS 13.5.1) After using app and pressing home button to leave the app, the app stays in the background. It drains my iPhone 8 battery like crazy, from 100% to 20% overnight when there are NO OTHER apps running. I wake up to a drained iPhone every day.
Background Refresh in iOS settings has always been OFF.
I tested this by force-closing all other apps (swipe up). I only open Speedtest, then press home button. This way, I know Speedtest was the only app that was used.
The battery log in iOS settings for each hour shows that Speedtest was running for “1 hour in background” during EACH hour.
It would run in the background for EVERY HOUR of the day. Yes, 24 hours a day. And the battery graph shows a steep decline in battery when Speedtest is the ONLY app in the background every hour of day.
The app doesn’t close when you press home button. It literally runs in the background the whole time and keeps draining the battery.
I tested further by forcing-closing Speedtest and observing the battery graph many hours later. When Speedtest is the ONLY app that was used and is then closed by force (swipe up), the app is finally removed from background, and battery graph shows very little decline in battery.
This proves Speedtest is the culprit.
Really easy to reproduce this issue if devs want to reproduce:
(1). Force-close all apps.
(2). Open Speedtest and use it.
(3). Press home button.
(4). Hours later, check battery log and graph in iOS settings.
Helps keep internet providers honest. Great app! 5/5
By He must increase
The reason I got your app was to diagnose the problem I was having with my internet connection.
Suddenlink is my internet provider.
Your app and the West Virginia Attorney General got there attention.
Thank you for the app
Works great but can drain phone battery 3/5
The following has happened to on my iPhone 11 running iOS 13.5.1: after running a speed test if I dismiss the results display and then leave speed test, say to answer a call, the app continues to search for a best connection in the background. Twice this has drained my battery overnight. No problem if I leave the results screen in place.
Otherwise it works as advertised.
Comcast hacks my speed in half 5/5
You asked what you might do to increase productivity.
I love the Speedtest app .
The only problem I have is when Comcast/XFinity chokes my speed to half or even less - looks like it happens every nite.
I am paying for a certain speed, so I should get a rebate for the amount they are cheating from me.
JJ Ft Myers
Gives error code for every test. Please help 3/5
By C_e Bristow
Every time I run test an error prompt pops up. Does it if I let the app pick the server for me and even if I choose my own server. Also shows an error prompt when I’m using my WiFi provider no matter the server that’s chosen. I was turned on to this app years ago and loved it then so please help me fix this problem so I can enjoy it now that I’ve found it again. Oh it works on my Android but not IOS.Gave 3 stars only because of remembering how much use it was years ago
Been using since the beginning!! 5/5
I’ve been using your Speedtest app since I had an iPod touch way back in the day!! Would love to see a companion app for Apple Watch!!!!
Vpn not working after latest update
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Why wouldn’t some like this app 5/5
An awesome app for speed test. Super reliable and very less ads
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Mixed up 3/5
I think it’s currently mixing up my upload and download speeds. Is anyone else having this issue?
Keeps me up to speed 😂 5/5
I literally just downloaded this app because I’ve used the internet version for years and it definitely has helped me to not get screwed by ISPs. Every time I run my speed and it’s slow i get right to a chat or call them. Thanks ookla!
Speedtest is killing my iPhone battery 1/5
When I look after running speedtest my battery drops charge fast. Which makes sense since my phone is using 30% of the CPU after. It was 5% before and if I force quit the app it goes back to 5%. Please fix your app ASAP. (Hint: If I go to the results tab then it drops back to 5% usage)
An exquisite app for speed testing 5/5
Streamline design and practical layout, foremost, its speed
Idk why people rate this bad! From a user 5/5
By please fix the game !!!!
Idk if the vpn is safe but the Speedtest part is very accurate as it helped me find out my internet was broken!!! VPN are supposed to be safe but I don’t know! But if I were you, always turn off your vpn when you are typing passwords just in case!
Drains Battery in Background 2/5
The battery health section on iOS showed Speedtest using 14% of my battery in the background with a total of 1 minute screen on time and 4hrs 56min in the background. What the hell its doing I don’t know, but this app will drain your battery even though you’re not using the app. Reported to Apple as possible security and privacy risk. Can’t recommend to keep this app on your phone.
Battery drain 1/5
Please fix the background activity bug. I had to delete the app since its wrecking my phone’s battery.
Beware of background activity 2/5
Works well but beware: this app will kill your battery with background activity.
User Friendly and reliable 5/5
By Tom in LFP, WA
Use often. Relying on only this for my speed testing
Runs in the background constantly, draining battery 1/5
App performs fine in telling you your speeds, but it’s horrible that it runs constantly in the background making my iPhone 11 Pro hot and draining battery. Had to delete the app and my phone went back to normal.
Bad app 1/5
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Kept crashing a second after opening on my iPhone 8, and after I deleted it to try that it would reset the download after about 75%. Other apps download and work fine, but this seems to be unstable
Battery drain 1/5
Also seeing the same background activity and battery drain others have reported.
Desktop and mobile app wildly disagree 2/5
Can someone please explain why the Speedtest desktop app shows a download speed of 206 Mbps but its iOS counterpart shows only 26.6 Mbps? Same server on the other end, tried both single and multiple connections, and am sitting at the very desk where the laptop clocked 206.
Just verified on two speed test websites. The desktop app is correct; iOS app is in the weeds.
OOKLA background activity 2/5
I normally would give a 5 star rating, but have had a recent problem with OOKLA background activity running my battery to 0. Apple battery activity lists OOKLA as the offender.
I’ve deleted the app & reloaded. No issues until I run a test. Then it operates in the background.
I have an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13.5. I have latest version of OOKLA. Let me know what I can do as I miss using the app.
Keeping it real! Honesty & transparency! 5/5
I started using Speedtest yrs ago and can honestly say they not only saved me money for services I wasn’t getting but put the proof in the pudding!
The app has continued to improve and I’ve not seen problems so with that said...
I’d recommend it for everyone.
Heavy background battery use 2/5
By That guy with the top hat
Does what it claims and checks basic data speeds. However, according to my battery usage report, there’s a lot of background activity which I find suspicious and unnecessary. Will be switching to another app immediately
An absolute must have to keep ISP’s honest 5/5
In a day and age where the “big dogs” are all too ready to take our hard earned money, it’s critical to have tools to keep them honest as to their products quality. Internet speeds are a hotly debated topic and ISP’s seem very willing and ready to lie about speed. Speedtest is one of the few reliable apps in checking speed and has been my go to for many years. Keep it up guys!
does not cleanup vpn... 1/5
By ch buyer
why are you installing a vpn for your purposes of testing the speed under these condition without telling the user beforehand, that it will not clean up after the test if one accepts to run it?!...
this is not honest behavior and lets you not looke trustworthy...
All Perfect... 5/5
By Andrés F. Jllo.
Please add a WiFi RF Scanner 5/5
I use this tool to troubleshoot my network. It would be a great addition to it if you added a WiFi RF Scanner.
Which network am I on? 4/5
By high and dry in New Jersey
Maybe I missed it, but I think I was once able to see which of the several networks in my home I was connected to, when I ran Speed Test. I would like to know the speeds of each network at different points in my home. Otherwise this is a very good app, and helps me at home and when away at other locations.
By bowbow apples
Love using the app to test my speeds, just wish I had an map showing were the towers are & what one I’m connected too
Speed test on your phone 5/5
It’s the speed test available on your computer for the phone. Now I can test my internet speed that my phone is getting. Free app that works great. 5 stars.
Still disappointed! 4/5
So here you’re proud that you updated the app and everything else is rosy. ... BUT ... but do you? You still have a speedometer with it only showing 100MBPS on it where as if I get the television version of your ookla app I get up to 500MBPS to read on it.
My little ipad goes to 119.7mbps for now.
When Wi-Fi 6 routers start to be the norm ... will your app still only offer a 100mph speedometer?
I’m laughing at the superior response.
Stays running in the background for no reason 1/5
Ran a speed test and then closed the app. 6 hours later, I find that the app was still running in the background, draining a sizable chunk of my battery for no reason. It is the only app I've installed that does this and it keeps running even after you close it out manually. Uninstalled.
Unable to restore purchase 2/5
I am unable to restore my purchase.
Speedtest drained my battery 1/5
Overnight my IPad’s battery went from nearly 100% to 0%. I checked the battery use in Settings to see what app had been running; it was Speedtest running in the background. There is not even a switch to turn off background activity for it in Settings. If this keeps happening, I’m going to have to delete the app.