by Hui-Jen (Jen) Shiau, Technical Consultant at Taos
This week, I became the proud owner of a new iPhone 6 Plus. In many ways, this phone was what I wanted in a “phablet.” However, I noticed that my connectivity while on a wifi connection was slow to abysmal. It was taking me four minutes to download a 6 mb music file. I first tried to reset the network settings, but no luck. The connection actually got even slower! That was when I came across a forum article explaining what was happening. Apparently, Apple decided to hide a lot of their targetted marketing under the locator services. What it was doing was that every time a person does a web query or download, Apple was also using that same query to do additional queries in the background for local services and ads to match the search and download. As a result, it was bogging down a person’s network connection to the point that was worse than a modem.
To fix this, go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services>System Services.
disable the following features:
– location-based alerts
– location-based adds
– share my location
-Wi Fi Networking
– Frequent Locations
Once you disable these services, your wifi connection will be fast again.