OpenSignal - Speed Test & 3G/4G/Wifi Coverage maps
By OpenSignal, Inc
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
OpenSignal is the ultimate signal toolkit that shows you how to get a better network connection instantly, find nearby free Wifi hotspots worldwide, view signal maps so that you can compare performance of networks in your area and test the speed of your mobile or Wifi connection.
Unlike other apps, which look for maximum possible speed through optimised testing, OpenSignal informs you about your true speed - what you are likely to experience when normally using your phone. Anyone using the app contributes data, informing others about real-world, not estimated, mobile performance (and we'll never ask you for personal information, just your signal strength stats).
With OpenSignal you can map cellular coverage, find Wi-Fi hotspots, test and improve your reception & get faster data.
- Signal compass points you in the direction your signal is coming from
- Speed test for download, upload and latency
- Map of cell towers and Wifi hotspots
- Coverage maps allow you see the best/worst places for 2G, 3G and 4G
- Free and ad-free
Based on our community-generated data we are able to help keep you better connected by giving you a practical solution to the problems of slow mobile internet. Simply follow our signal compass to walk towards better phone signal or see our in-app coverage maps to work out which carrier is best for where you are, useful if you're thinking about switching networks. Our wifi maps help you find local public-access wireless networks (Wifi hotspots).
Maps are not updated in real-time. Don’t worry though, we log the information you share with us to improve our coverage maps and performance information. We’re working hard to make sure the data you contribute to the project is available to everyone as quickly as possible.
- Not all towers and wireless hotspots are in our database - we’re working on it!
- Moving in the direction of your cell tower (the signal compass) will not always improve reception due to interference effects/local geography
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
If you read to here (!) you should really join the OpenSignal beta to help us improve the app, just email email@example.com if you're interested.
What's New in Version 4.0.11
Major fix for the nearby towers map
The dashboard compass behaves better now
Small improvement on the coverage maps
I like it! (Ver 4.0.11)
Shows the towers for my carrier and not extraneous ones, so not so much map clutter. Points arrow in the direction of my connected tower.
But OH HOW I WISH the app would indicate on the map which tower I am connected to!
Some annoying bugs have been squashed.
It says "follow the arrow" to find the direction of your signal, but there is no arrow. Apparently I'm nowhere near the first with this issue, but it hasn't been fixed. The user-provided signal strength stats are sort of useful at least.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Aug 24, 2017
- Version: 4.0.11
- Size: 22.1 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
- Seller: OpenSignal Inc.
- © 2017 OpenSignal, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.