Use Ookla Speedtest for iPhone 6

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Download and Install

You're watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to download and install the Ookla Speedtest for your iPhone 6.

Steps

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    To get started, give a single press on the home button
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    This will take us to the lock screen.
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    Swipe or slide across to unlock
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    Now we enter the passcode area.
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    Enter a PIN or passcode, or just press and hold a finger or thumbprint on the home button
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    This will unlock the phone and take us directly to the home screen.
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    Find the "App Store" icon
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    It is a blue square icon with a white letter "A" in a white circle. Give it a single press. This will open up the App Store. We will start out on the "Featured" tab.
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    Tap "Search"
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    It's represented with a magnifying glass icon near the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Now we'll be taken to the "Trending Searches". At the top of "Trending Searches", we'll find a little search bar.
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    Tap on the search bar
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    Look for the speed test
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    The company name is "Ookla", so we will type that into search. This brought up the suggestion "ookla speed test", which is what we want.
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    Give "ookla speed test" a tap
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    Tap one time on the app
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    Now we can see it's called the "Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test". What this allows us to do is test the speed of our mobile device or connection. We will be taken to the actual application page. Some people may be wondering why this is helpful. The reason that it's helpful is that it allows us to troubleshoot connectivity issues between our wireless provider or phone provider and our Internet or home provider. This means that we will be able to tell where a problem is. For example, if we could not connect to the Internet on our home account, but we could connect to it over cellular or vice versa, we can quickly and easily determine who the real cause of the problem is. We can also tell how fast a connection is. If, for example, we are paying for 4G speeds, but only getting 2G speeds.
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    Tap on the "GET", "INSTALL", or "OPEN" icon, or the little cloud
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    It depends on the version as to which one will be present. In our case, it says "OPEN", as we've previously downloaded it. If it says "GET", it will install, and it will trigger a password entry field. It depends on where we are in this process. Once the application is downloaded, it will automatically begin to install.
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    Once the install procedure has completed, look for the icon on the home screen
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    It is blue with a little white speedometer, as shown on the App Store page. Tap the icon on the home screen to continue, or tap "OPEN" from the App Store page to continue.
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    Our recommendation is to tap "OPEN"
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    Proceed to our next tutorial on how to use the Ookla Speedtest application to test the speed of the iPhone 6 connection.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to download and install the Ookla Speedtest application for your iPhone 6
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    If you have questions, comments or suggestions, do please leave them in the comments section below. Otherwise, thanks for choosing VisiHow. Have a great day, and we look forward to seeing you in some of our other videos.
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Video: Use Ookla Speedtest for iPhone 6 Download and Install

Manage Settings

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to control and manage options and settings in Ookla Speedtest for iPhone 6.

Steps

  1. 1
    To get started, give a quick press on the home button of the phone
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    This will take us to the lock screen.
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    Swipe or slide across to unlock
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    Enter the PIN or passcode
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    Alternatively, press and hold a finger or thumbprint on the home button. This will unlock the phone and take us to the home screen.
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    Find the Ookla Speedtest icon
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    It is blue with a white speedometer on it moving at a high rate of speed. Give it a quick tap and it will launch the application. Once the application launches, we will be on the main home screen. From here, we can tap "Begin Test", however, we discuss that in another video on how to use the Ookla Speedtest app to check the speed of the phone or Internet connection. What we're going to do now is show what the icons at the bottom mean.
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    "SPEEDTEST" is lit up green because that's the screen we're on
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    It's what we use to do our speed test.
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    Tap "RESULTS"
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    This will give us historical results. What type was it? Over WiFi. When was it? Which date. What was it? Download speed and upload speed. What was the ping?
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    Tap on the settings icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen
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    Tap either "Delete All Results" or "Email All Results" or "Close"
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    We will tap "Close" for this tutorial.
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    Tap on the "SETTINGS" icon in the bottom row, second from the right
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    The settings are here. With the settings, we can change the server. Our current server is listed at the top of the page. It's in "Tblisi", where we happen to be. We can change the server, display our speeds in Mbps or kB/s, depending, and we're given our Internal IP and our External IP.
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    If we have also purchased the application, we will tap on "Restore Purchases"
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    This will take us back and let us reconnect any speed tests we've done. They remove the advertisements also.
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    Tap "ABOUT"
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    This will show us information about the application.
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    Tap "Provide Feedback" to provide feedback
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    We can also view the Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and visit the Ookla website from here.
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    Tap "SPEEDTEST"
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    Tap "BEGIN TEST"
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    Get the speed test launched, and we'll see those lovely ads popping up in the bottom. We will have a speed test, just as we discussed in our other video on checking and testing the speeds.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to control and manage the settings of the Ookla Speedtest application for your iPhone 6
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    If you have additional questions, comments or suggestions, do make sure you leave them in the section below. Otherwise, enjoy using the application to confirm that you are indeed getting the speeds that you paid for. Have fun playing with the settings and moving things around. Should you choose to remove ads, then you can simply tap on the "Remove Ads" button, which will take you to the store where you can buy the application. We do not want to do that, so we will tap on "CANCEL". "Purchase did not complete successfully", tap "OK". If you want to do that though, we just showed you how. Have fun and thanks, as ever, for using VisiHow. Have a great day.
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Check Internet Connection and Speed

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to check the speed of your iPhone 6 Internet connection using the Ookla Speedtest application.

Steps

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    Give a quick press to the home button
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    One press will take us to the lock screen.
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    Swipe or slide across the screen
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    Enter "Touch ID" or a passcode
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    In our case, we're going to use Touch ID. Put a fingerprint or thumbprint on the home button. This will unlock the phone and it will take us to the home screen.
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    Find the Ookla Speedtest application
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    The icon is blue with a white speedometer indicating that we are moving at a high rate of speed. It is labeled "OOKLA" on the icon, and "Speedtest" below as the name. Give it a single press. One press on the Ookla Speedtest application will open the app.
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    Find the best testing area
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    Then we can tap and begin the test. We can see on the top of the phone that we're connected over WiFi, as indicated by the little WiFi signal icon. We can also see that our location services are currently being used, as we have given permission to use location services to Ookla. If the phone does not automatically ask about location services, that's not an issue. We can still use the speed test. However, we may want to go over to the Settings panel and use some of the functions there to change that.
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    Tap "Begin Test"
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    The app will prepare the connection
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    As we have not paid for the full version, we have advertisements in the bottom. We could pay for a version without them.
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    The app will test ping
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    The app will test speed
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    The speedometer animation will move across to show how fast it is. We are on a 4G portable LTE little connection box made by Huawei. It's why our connection speeds are okay. They could be better, but this is what we have for now.
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    When the test concludes, an advertisement will pop up
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    The advertisement is based on our location. Fortunately, our location means we don't have to see that ad. We just get a white box. Press the "x" in the top right corner of the ad to close it.
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    To remove ads, tap on "Remove Ads"
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    Removing ads will allow us to not have to see things like this "Who Will You Marry?" advertisement.
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    Let's look at the test itself
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    Note that our download speed was very consistent, whereas our upload speed was all over the place. This is indicated by the graphs beneath "DOWNLOAD" and "UPLOAD". This is the sort of information that lets us know whether or not there's a problem with our connection. In this case, there's no problem with our download speed. Our average upload speed is about the same as our download, at 11.73 Mbps, but as we can see, it's all over the place. The graph shows that there's nothing in the beginning, then it spikes up extremely fast, then it goes back down to nothing and then it spikes back up again. This is the sort of thing that can create a problem for us or anyone using our connection or sharing a connection with us.
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    Tap "SHARE" to share the test results
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    A menu will open that lets us choose how we want to share it. We can share with "Message", "Mail", "Twitter", "Facebook", and more.
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    Tap the preferred sharing method or tap "Cancel"
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    We will tap "Cancel", as we are not going to share this.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to use the Ookla Speedtest application to check the speed of your Internet connection on iPhone 6
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    If you have questions or comments, or you'd like to share your own Speedtest results with us, we'd love to hear from you. Please let us know in the section below. As ever, thank you for choosing VisiHow, and have a great day.
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