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How to Show Upload Download Speed on Status Bar on Android

Android is a very versatile smartphone OS ever built and you can do almost everything on your Android smartphone. Some of Android features the so weird that you cannot even find a substitute of that feature on another smartphone OS. Here we are telling about one of the features which you heard of but never used on your Android smartphone before.

Showing network speed on your smartphone’s status bar is a cool feature and also gives you some control. It shows the current network speed on your smartphone’s status bar so you know when your phone is in idle and when it is using the data. This feature is built right into the custom UI of some smartphone manufacturers.

But if your phone is running the stock Android then you need a freeware app to do that on your smartphone. Here you will get to know how you can get the network speed on your phone whether you own a smartphone with stock Android or a custom UI.

According to Smartphone Manufacturer

Xiaomi: MIUI

MIUI has its internet speed showing feature provided in the settings. It shows the internet connectivity on the status bar but you only get to see the download speed. You don’t get many options here, you can just enable this feature from the settings and that’s it. Go to Settings > Notifications & Status Bar > enable Show Connection Speed.

Oppo/ realme: ColorOS/ realmeUI

Oppo and realme use ColorOS and realmeUI respectively but both the interfaces use the similar settings menu so this will work on both devices. Go to Settings > Notification & Status Bar > Real-Time Network Speed.

Vivo: FuntouchOS

In Funtouch OS go to Settings > Status bar and notification > enable Network speed.

Internet Speed Meter Lite

This is a simple and convenient tool which shows the current internet speed on your smartphone’s status bar. It also shows the amount of data used in a separate pane in the notification panel. You get to know your daily data usage via a notification, you can also graphically visualize your consumed internet data.

The app also has a pro version which you can buy for 75 rupees and you get some more features. The premium version app includes smarter notifications which only shows when you are connected to the internet. You get themes and you can choose whether to show the upload or download speed separately.

Wrapping up

These were the tips which can let you show current network speed on your smartphone’s status bar. If you know any other app which does that better than the app we listed here then do tell us in the comments.


Amit Rahi

He is a tech enthusiast who always keeps an eye on the latest tech news. He is a master at Android and Windows “how to” articles. In his free time, you will find him tinkering with his PC, playing games, or browsing Reddit. At GadgetsToUse, he is responsible to update the readers with the latest tips, tricks, & hacks to take the most out of their gadgets.