How to Fix Connection Problems on Your IPhone XS

Few things are more frustrating than low data rates, especially on brand new devices that should be far superior to earlier versions. Unfortunately, since the iPhone XS and XS Max hit stores last Friday, users have been reporting Wi-Fi and cellular issues, including slower tested speeds than the iPhones they’ve replaced.

While there are mixed opinions on the internet about what is causing these slowdowns, some iPhone XS and XS Max connectivity issues can be quickly resolved. According to this Reddit thread , resetting your phone’s network settings can dramatically improve your cellular upload and download speeds.

First download a simple application like Speedtest , run it and note where it connects to for transfer tests. Also write down the numbers you get on your Wi-Fi and cellular connections.

Then open the Settings app and go to General > Reset , then tap Reset Network Settings. When you do, you’ll also clear your saved Wi-Fi networks and passwords, as well as any cellular and VPN settings. You will have to go through and re-enter these links again.

Run Speedtest again (from the same location and from the same Wi-Fi network, if applicable), select the same test server as before, and compare your numbers. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a jump in performance. If not, at least you’ve done the best you can (so far) until Apple comes up with a fix.


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