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Apple raises App Store cellular download limit from 150MB to 200MB

iPhone and iPad users could previously download apps up to 150MB from the App Store. Apps exceeding this limit required Wi-Fi connectivity.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 15:10 IST
App Store cellular download limit increased.
App Store cellular download limit increased. (Shutterstock)
App Store cellular download limit increased.
App Store cellular download limit increased. (Shutterstock)

From 150MB per app, Apple has finally increased iOS' cellular download limit to 200MB to help users download larger apps, especially when they are away from Wi-Fi.

This is the first time since 2017 that the iPhone-maker has altered the download limit over mobile networks, Engadget reported on Friday. This should let users download larger apps in practice.

The file size limit prevents iOS users from accidentally downloading a big game on LTE and blowing through their carrier's data cap, 9to5Mac reported.

However, it has become a headache for iOS users because the cellular limit is enforced non-discriminately, which bars iPhone users with unlimited data plans also from downloading apps and games over 200MB.

The limit would be better implemented as a warning, informing the user that they are about to download a large file but including a "Continue Download" button to allow the download to complete, 9To5Mac added.

Before 2017, the enforced cellular limit for iOS users was just 100MB.

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First Published Date: 01 Jun, 12:59 IST
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