If you’re keen to contribute more to the project, we recommend you read the blogpost we’ve written on the subject. But here are in a nutshell the ways to help us collect more data:
- Run manual speed tests. The more you do the more you’ll be contributing, but do note that the app will be using more data.
- Set the app to a high frequency data collection.
- To do so on an Android phone, go to menu < Settings < Data Collection < Frequency and select “High”. Note that even with the high frequency collection setting on, the app will only collect data when the phone’s screen is on. But on some Android phones, there is a wake-lock on the screen which will prevent your screen from turning off, even if the app is closed. A more certain method is to enable Developer Options on your phone and select the ‘Stay Awake’ setting, which will ensure your screen stays on when the phone is charging. You could also use a power management application to keep the screen on.
- On iPhone devices, you have the choice to allow data collection in the background (when the app is closed or the screen is off).
- If you have the app in the High frequency mode for data collection and are worried about it using up a lot of your data allowance, bare in mind that you can control the upload settings as well. The app gives you the option to only allow uploads over WiFi, preserving your data allowance.
- It is really important to have location settings turned on – we cannot use your data otherwise.