Various iPhone models may exhibit extremely slow data throughput when connected to Wi-Fi networks. This can result in sluggish loading of web pages, YouTube content and more. Try some of these steps to troubleshoot your slow Wi-Fi problem.
Restart Network Equipment
Just like your phone or computer, your network equipment may need a reset to work properly. Unplug your modem and router for about 10 seconds, then plug them back in. Also be sure to do the same to any wireless access points if you have any. This will refresh the hardware, and ensure you are starting with a clean slate.
Use a 5GHz Connection
A 5GHz Wi-Fi network is what you should be using, especially if you’re in a densely populated area. The older 2.5GHz Wi-Fi networks have a lot of interference these days with all of the different electronics in everybody’s home. Cameras, baby monitors, and even microwaves can interfere with your Wi-Fi if it is 2.5GHz.
Sometimes using a DNS setup outside of your Internet provided can speed up your connection.
- Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
- Tap the blue arrow next to the currently connected Wi-Fi network.
- Tap DNS, then delete the current entries and enter the following: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 (or you can try Google’s public DNS servers: 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11).
I hope these steps have helped you fix your slow Wi-Fi connection. Leave a comment below to let us know how it worked for you.
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