Apple on stage highlighted several new iOS 13 features that went unmentioned during the keynote event, including a quick mention of a new option that will let you download "large apps" over cellular.

Apple says that in iOS 13, you can choose to download apps and games over your cellular connection, which means you'll be able to download larger (or any) app you wish using LTE.

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Apple last week upped the over-the-air download limit for apps from 150MB to 200MB. In the Settings app of iOS 13, there's a new "App Downloads" option that lets you choose whether to Always Allow downloads of any size, ask if downloads are over 200MB, or always ask first before downloading over cellular.

The file size limit has always been in place to prevent iOS users from accidentally downloading large apps over cellular and eating up their data allowance, but such restrictions are no longer be necessary for some users thanks to the proliferation of unlimited data plans.

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famchrmichael Avatar
23 months ago
Finally!

Now we need a feature to enable downloads of iOS updates and iCloud backup over cellular!
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Don1985 Avatar
23 months ago
I have a ludicrous 90gb per month allowance and barely hit 20gb so give me all the reasons to up my usage, I dare you!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjp1 Avatar
23 months ago
Does the limit encourage developers to code prudently, though? We don’t need bloat for bloat’s sake.
Code compresses really effectively. Apps normally increase in size because of the assets - images, videos, sounds, etc.
[doublepost=1559620113][/doublepost]I remember reading about the original limit being a requirement for AT&T. They were the only provider for a few years and didn’t want to get overwhelmed with downloads. I guess Apple gave in on this since back then downloading over WiFi would be faster and a better experience for the user. Times have changed and the cellular connection is probably faster than a lot of wifi networks. I thought they would have dropped this back when they opened up to other providers. Glad it has happened!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
23 months ago
I'm more interested in downloading other files into iOS. I have to use 3rd party apps to download zip, dmg, pkg and other files.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
23 months ago
I have a ludicrous 90gb per month allowance and barely hit 20gb so give me all the reasons to up my usage, I dare you!
The Pirate's Bay is beta testing on iOS and they need people to use their iPhones as nodes? /s

I have to say Apple just knocked it out of the park today on a ton of fronts.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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