Checking the Wi-Fi Speed on an iPad


Not only is an iPad easy to use, but also its portability lets you take your work anywhere that’s convenient to you. You can access apps from different locations in your company building or at a coffee shop, as long as a Wi-Fi connection is available. In public areas, you may have several sources of Wi-Fi available. Picking the one with the fastest speed means more efficient Internet access. You can check the Wi-Fi speed in several ways.


  • Tap the "Safari" icon to display the Safari browser screen.

  • Enter the following URL in the address bar:

  • Tap the “Begin Test” button to test your connection and display the current speed in kilobytes per second.

  • Tap “Test Again” to run the test several times to generate an accurate average speed.

Speedtest X HD

  • Download and install the free Speedtest X HD app from the App Store.

  • Tap the "Speedtest X HD" icon to display its main screen, which shows a U.S. map pinpointing testing servers marked by red dots. Servers marked in blue dots, which may be closer to you, are only available if you upgrade the app for 99 cents.

  • Tap the red dot nearest to your location. A meter appears showing the progress of the testing. At the end of the test, your average Wi-Fi speed appears in the status bar at the bottom, showing the download and upload speed in megabits per second.


  • Buy, download and install the paid WiFiPerf app from the App Store.

  • Tap the "WifiPerf" icon to display its Client Result screen.

  • Tap the “Off” toggle to “On” to begin the test. The results display the test interval in seconds, the total data transferred and the speed in megabits per second. The app also shows the access point and SSID clients connected for the test. The toggle switches to “Off” after the test.

  • Tap the “Off” toggle to “On” again to run the test several times for more accurate results.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to iPads with iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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