Technical Q&A QA1934

Network Service Type Settings

Q:  How do I ensure my iOS app's network traffic can be optimized across Cisco networks?

A: Networking hardware such as routers and switches may be configured to optimize various types of data traversing a network.

In iOS, specifying the appropriate network service type on the network connections used in your app will allow network administrators to configure their devices to optimize throughput of your data based on its type.

You set the service type property by using the following networking APIs:

Choose the appropriate service type for your app:

When choosing the right service type for your app, it is important to keep in mind the following:

For a more details on traffic optimization and the latest guidance on networking on iOS, be sure to check out the Networking for the Modern Internet session from WWDC.

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New document that describes how to set appropriate service types to ensure the possibility of network optimization.