Internet connection is essential for more and more activities. If before we could spend hours using our iPhone locally with only a few message exchanges or something similar, now the vast majority of actions go through the network. Therefore, having sufficient speed and a stable connection is essential. It is not like that? We have resources on this.
Several steps we can follow in order
When we talk about the speed of Wi-Fi connections, which are generally very stable, there are several things to consider. The first is that for greater speed we must approach the router. The second is to avoid interference of a metallic nature, such as radiators, refrigerators or televisions. If we are close to the router and we continue to see too low speed, this is what we can do.
Restart the router. Whenever this is an option, it’s a good idea to turn off or unplug the router from power, wait 5-10 seconds, then plug it back in. After allowing up to 3 minutes for it to turn on and establish the connection, our speed on the iPhone should now be about right.
Restart the iPhone. A basic resource to visit. We turn off our iPhone, wait 5 or 10 seconds and turn it back on.
Forget the web. If the connection between the iPhone and the network has an error, it is interesting to be able to “delete” this connection and restore it. This is what we get when we forget a particular network. To do this, we open the Settings application, enter Wi-Fi, touch the “i” to the right of the network in question and touch Forget this network. Then we select it again, enter the password and check the connection.
Reset network settings. We now go into the resources with a bit more depth. If after these three operations the Wi-Fi connection is still too slow on our iPhone, while other devices are enjoying the maximum speed on the same network, it is a good idea to restore the network settings.
To do this, we will simply open the Settings app, enter General, tap on Transfer or reset iPhone, tap on reset and choose Reset Network Settings. Next, we need to re-enter the network password and verify the connection.
Change DNS settings. Last resort. DNS servers play a fundamental role in connections. If the ones configured in the router have stopped responding or are doing so very slowly, it’s a good idea that we can change them directly on our iPhone.
The process is simple. We enter the Settings application, touch Wi-Fi, touch the “i” to the right of the network that interests us, enter DNS Configuration and choose Manual. From here we can touch Add server to add the ones we want. A good choice is CloudFlare 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11. When you’re done, tap Save.
With this, our iPhone should enjoy the maximum speed – and also the maximum privacy, if we wish – of the Wi-Fi connection. Otherwise, we should already consider talking to our operator or, if our iPhone is the only device that registers a low speed on this network, speak directly to Apple.
Picture | Brett Jordan