The App Store is home to many WiFi channel scanners for iPhone and iPad, but they all share one important limitation: they can’t analyze live WiFi data of any other network besides the one you’re currently connected to.
Still, there’s a lot that a capable iPad or iPhone WiFi channel scanner can tell you, including your internet speed, network name, signal strength, channel, router MAC address, security settings, and more. Here are the three best WiFi channel scanners for iOS.
If you don’t want to spend money on the WiPry 2500x dual-band spectrum analyzer, you can still use NetSpot to measure your WiFi speed and see basic information about your WiFi network. NetSpot can display detailed information about WiFi access points, including their names, band, channel, signal level, and so on.
NetSpot for iPhone now offers an essential option of measuring the Internet speed of the network you are connected to. You can quickly measure the download speed and the ping value and if needed compare these values to your previous test results for a more profound analysis. You don't need the WiPry 2500x device to perform the Internet speed test!
You can filter available networks by various criteria to quickly find the network you’re looking for and fix issues with WiFi channel overlap, signal interference, or security settings. NetSpot runs on all iPads and iPhones with iOS 11.0 or later, and it’s available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Just because Network Analyzer doesn’t have nearly as inviting user interface as NetSpot shouldn’t automatically disqualify it from your consideration. This free WiFi channel scanner app for iPhone and iPad offers a lot of essential functionality in a compact package, making it a great addition to your iOS app collection.
You can use it to detect network devices, see their IP addresses, perform round trip delay tests, and, of course, gather as much information about your WiFi network as you would ever need. Less experienced users may be somewhat overwhelmed by the high information density, but that’s exactly what professional network administrators, who are the target audience of Network Analyzer, ask for.
If you would like to unlock even more features than the free version of Network Analyzer has to offer, then you can purchase Network Analyzer Pro for $3.99.
The Pro version can test both download and upload speed, scan the most common ports or user-specified port ranges, perform DNS lookups, and more.
Don’t let the Matrix-inspired user interface of this WiFi channel scanner for iPad and iPhone fool you into thinking that it’s some kind of hacking tool meant to crack WiFi passwords and steal sensitive information because that couldn’t be further from the truth.
In reality, Scany describes itself as the Swiss army knife of WiFi channel scanners, and this description is fitting. You can use it to detect all network devices (including hidden ones), find network path bottlenecks, scan predefined and custom ports, look up IP address information, and more.
Scany costs $5.99, and there’s no free version available. The app runs on iOS 10.0 or later, and it has been translated into English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.