Apple bumps the App Store cell connection download cap up to 200 MB

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Good news: Apple now enables you to download larger apps over a cellular connection than it utilized to.

Bad news: there’s still a cap, and you still can’t bypass it.

As seen by 9to5Mac , the iOS App Store now lets you download apps as much as 200 MB in size while on a cell network; anything larger than that, and you’ll require to link to WiFi. Prior to this modification, the cap was 150 MB.

And if you’ve got a limitless (be it cough-cough or really unrestricted- unrestricted’) strategy, or if you understand you’ve got enough month-to-month information delegated cover a huge download, or you simply truly, truly require a particular huge app and WiFi simply isn’t offered? You’re still out of luck. That 200 MB cap strikes everybody. Individuals have actually discovered difficult, short lived workarounds to bypass the cap throughout the years, however there’s no authorities “Yeah, yeah, the app is big, I understand.” button to click or power user setting to toggle.

The App Store bewaring about file size isn’t naturally a bad thing; with lots of users just getting an allocation of a couple gigs a month, a couple of unintentional downloads over the cell networks can consume that information fast. It truly does draw to open up an app you require and discover it’s needing some upgrade that goes beyond the cap, just to recognize you’re no place near a friendly WiFi network. A minimum of offer us the option, you understand?

On the advantage, many designers appear to be quite familiar with the cap; they’ll hack and slash their app set up bundle till it squeaks under the limitation, even if it implies downloading more things through the app itself post-install. Now, a minimum of, they’ve got 50 more megabytes of wiggle space to begin with.

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