How to Check Your Wi-Fi Ghz on iPhone & iPad (iOS 17)

What to Know

  • To know if your Wi-Fi is 2.4 or 5 GHz, open the Settings app, then look next to the name of your Wi-Fi network.
  • To change from 2.4 to 5 GHz and back again, tap Wi-Fi in Settings, then tap the Wi-Fi frequency you want to switch to.
  • The 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi frequency is weaker, but has a larger coverage area. 5 GHz Wi-Fi has a smaller coverage area, but a stronger signal. 

Are you wondering what Wi-Fi frequency your iPhone or iPad is connected to? Here's how to check your Wi-Fi GHz on an iPhone.

How to Check Your Wi-Fi Ghz on iPhone & iPad 

 Be sure to check out our free Tip of the Day for more great internet and Wi-Fi tutorials. Now, here's how to know if your Wi-Fi is 2.5 or 5 GHz, and how to change your Wi-Fi frequency. 

  1. Open the Settings app.

    ipad and iphone settings app
  2. You'll see Wi-Fi with a network name and either 2.4 or 5 GHz next to it; it's just that easy to find out which Wi-Fi frequency you're using! If you want to change Wi-Fi frequencies, just tap Wi-Fi.

    look next to wifi to see is my wifi 2.4 or 5
  3.  The network you're currently using is the one with the blue checkmark next to it. Tap the network without the checkmark to change from 2.4 to 5 GHz, or from 5 to 2.4 GHz. 

    how to change wifi frequency on iphone

FAQ

  • What does 2.5 GHz mean, and what does 5 GHz mean? GHz is short for gigahertz; 2.5 and 5 GHz are two frequencies with different speeds and ranges used by your Wi-Fi router.  
  • Should I use 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi? 2.4 GHz has a larger coverage area and can penetrate solid objects better than 5 GHz, but has a lower data rate. But, 2.4 GHz usually has more devices connected, and is more prone to interference. 
  • What GHz is my Wi-Fi? It's easy to check if Wi-Fi is 2.4 or 5 GHz on an iPhone or iPad; just open the Settings app, and you'll see your Wi-Fi frequency next to the name of your Wi-Fi network. 

By now, you should know how to tell if your Wi-Fi is 2.4 or 5 GHz. Be sure to check back with iPhone Life for all your iPhone, iPad, and other Apple device questions!

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