Apple's TestFlight App Updated With Expanded 150 MB Cellular Data Download Limit

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    TestFlight, which is designed to allow developers to provide testers with beta versions of apps ahead of their release, was today updated to version 2.0.1, introducing a handful of new features.

    The update brings support for downloading apps that are up to 150 MB in size over a cellular data connection. The previous TestFlight beta app limit was 100 MB, with this updated limit bringing TestFlight apps in line with other iOS apps.

    Apple officially increased the App Store cellular over-the-air download limit to 150 MB in September of 2017, but the new increased limit apparently did not apply to beta apps. With the new limit, testers will be able to download TestFlight apps up to 150 MB without needing a WiFi connection.

    Today's TestFlight update also introduces support for Smart Invert Colors, an accessibility option, and it includes a revised 3D Touch peek view that offers up "What to Test" information. Apple says the update also includes small bug fixes and UI improvements.

    TestFlight can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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  2. snaas.aditya macrumors newbie

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    Just seen the app in smart invert. The App layout is totally Inverted without affecting the profile photo and icon of app etc.. Its awesome on iPhone X like the black is 100% (all pixels are turned off)... maybe 11.3 has dark mode. also i think there might be multi user for tvOS and iOS cuz there seems to be multiuser option in HomePod... maybe it might be in iOS12 im not sure but yeah i think in long run it seems possible...
     
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    That's how smart invert has already been working since the beginning of iOS 11. Doesn't seem like there's anything new in particular as far as dark mode goes in iOS 11 or anything like that.
     
  4. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    The app size limit over cellular seems to make sense in the 3G era, but it’s a bit silly in 4G/5G era. Heck, many people rely on their cellular data as their only access since they don’t have WiFi around. IMO why not simply show the download size upfront first and give option to consumers to continue the download or not. In some countries, 10+ GB quota is the norm, thus the limit of 150MB over cellular is just pathetic.
     
  5. jasonefmonk macrumors regular

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    All of cellular limitations on software updates, app downloads, and who knows what else, have always been annoying. Originally I believe it was one of the concessions to the carriers, and perhaps just good sense if you had a minuscule 2G/3G data cap.

    Now with the ease of cellular settings (limiting access on a per app/service basis) and the much improved capacity of the networks and associated plans, it feels like a very outdated, limiting setup.
     
  6. pratikindia macrumors 6502

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    Apple should remove the download limit over cellular. Nowadays data is really cheap on 4G/LTE. Even countries like India, we get 1 GB free data on 4G each day.
     

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