How to Check Your WiFi GHz on iPhone

There is no native feature to check your iPhone’s WiFi GHz (2.4GHz or 5GHz). Instead, you can check the network name, use WiFi analyzer apps, or use your Mac or Windows PC.

Hi, I’m Devansh. I often check the WiFi GHz on my iPhone 13 if I feel the speed is too slow or the signal is weak. In this article, I’ll show you three useful ways to check the WiFi GHz on your iPhone and answer some common questions.

If you want to check your WiFi GHz on your iPhone, keep reading to learn more!

Different Ways to Check Your WiFi GHz on iPhone

As noted above, iOS doesn’t have a native feature to check your WiFi GHz on your iPhone. Instead, here are three viable alternatives you can try out.

1. Check Network Name

Your router may have a unique SSID for each network band. To check this, open the Settings app and tap on WiFi. For example, ‘TPLINKUK’ and ‘TPLINKUK_5G’ clearly indicate which is which.

If there aren’t any separate names, I’ll talk about how you can configure your router to do that later. For now, move ahead to the next step.

2. Use WiFi Analyzer Apps

There are many free WiFi analyzer apps on the App Store that you can use to check your WiFi GHz on your iPhone. Some of the best apps are AirPort Utility, Network Analyzer, and Fing.

3. Check On Your Computer

If you have access to a Mac or Windows PC, checking your WiFi GHz is much simpler! On a Mac, once connected to the WiFi network, hold down the Option key and click on the WiFi icon in the menu bar. In the drop-down menu, check Channel.

On a Windows PC, once you connect to the WiFi network, click on the Networks icon in the taskbar and Properties. In the next window, scroll down to Network Band.

FAQs

Here are three common questions about checking your iPhone’s WiFi GHz.

Can You Create Separate SSIDs for All Bands?

Yes! It’s possible to give each network band a distinctive SSID. This can make it much easier to manually connect to any band you want to use. Just check your router’s user manual or website for further details on how to do this.

Which is Better, the 2.4GHz or 5GHz Network Band?

It depends on your use case. Generally, 5GHz is fast but has a shorter range, while 2.4GHz can reach much farther but at a lower speed. If you haven’t given separate SSIDs to each network band, your iPhone will transition between them automatically.

Does the iPhone Support the 6GHz Network Band?

No, as of March 2023, no iPhone models support the 6GHz network band. Only the 2023 models of the MacBook Pro, the Mac mini, the iPad Pro 11-inch (4th-gen), and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th-gen) support the 6GHz network band. Check this Support page for more info.

Conclusion

If you want to check your WiFi GHz on your iPhone, you have three main ways: check the network name, use a WiFi analyzer app, and check on your computer. Hopefully, Apple will add the feature to check your WiFi GHz on the iPhone natively in the next update!

In your opinion, which is the best way to check WiFi GHz in your iPhone? Let me know in the comments!

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