iOS 16 Beta 2 Adds Support for Backing Up Over LTE

The second beta of iOS 16 that was released to developers today introduces support for backing up over LTE, according to Apple's release notes for the update.

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Apple says that iPhone and iPad users are now able to back up their devices over an LTE connection, in addition to a 5G or WiFi connection.

Since iOS 15, Apple has allowed customers to choose to back up their devices using 5G if a WiFi connection is unavailable, but the option was not present for LTE connections.

LTE connections can be slower and backups can use quite a bit of data, but many cellular plans available today offer unlimited data usage, facilitating LTE backups.

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contacos Avatar
2 weeks ago

£25 a month for unlimited voice, data and texts which is pretty normal.
Starting at 90 Euro here so unfortunately it depends on where u live
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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
2 weeks ago
Sweet! About time my unlimited data plan will come in handy.
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jav6454 Avatar
2 weeks ago
LTE for back-ups? I wouldn't say it's slow if your back-ups are done regularly.
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Cromulent Avatar
2 weeks ago

That must be one hell of a data plan.
£25 a month for unlimited voice, data and texts which is pretty normal.
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suchnerve Avatar
2 weeks ago
Huh? I’ve been able to back up over LTE for awhile now on iOS 15. I’m doing it right now, in fact.

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svish Avatar
2 weeks ago
Very welcome move. Happy to see it being implemented.
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