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#231879 18-Mar-2018 14:05
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Hi all...


I actually wanted to video what happened to prove Apple is stuffing up our internet connection. Im still on copper, we use a wireless router with really good speeds for crappy dsl+2 (22Mbps down and 1 up).. its ok for us. Theres three of us living here, my wife uses a samsung android, I use windows 10 just on a laptop or my samsung tablet. My 11 year old son has just started a new school and theyve basically said we had to go buy a new tablet, they said they are an "Apple" school (whatever that means, I guess their tech is Apple).. so we got this 128GB iPad.
Im not usually online while my son is but last night we finally figured out why the connection lagged out like hell. It was when he connected his apple device! I didnt believe it but we tested it three times, when he'd disconnect the connection just rocketed back up, when he connects we bearly got 6Mbps down and like a zillion up :(
Has anyone ever heard of this before? If so why does Apple cause this?  We can disconnect and reconnect the android devices with no difference in the net speed.
Whys Apple always bitchy like this? :(

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  #1979315 18-Mar-2018 14:09
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The problem is simply iPhones / iPads etc run backups when they're connected to the internet to iCloud - this saturates your very limited upload speed causing your connection to run slow. Many phones / tablets do this sort of thing.


If you've got 22Mbit down, 1Mbit up then you should really look into getting VDSL installed. It'll improve your internet speeds greatly and in most cases won't cost you any more than you're paying now. Check or with your ISP to see the best broadband you can get.

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  #1979316 18-Mar-2018 14:11
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Firstly, it's not Apple being bitchy.


The most probable cause is the user has set it up to mirror photos or back itself up to iCloud. This will be saturating your upstream connection, which will negatively influence your downstream as well.


Either let it finish syncing, or turn that off in settings.


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  #1979379 18-Mar-2018 16:40
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SniperGhostWolfDude: Not sure if its now, checked and all auto update is turned off O_o



It's not auto-update; it's auto-backup. Look in Settings/Accounts & Passwords/iCloud and turn iCloud Backup off.

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