Cellular Download Limit Increased?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by SpasticPat, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. SpasticPat macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2011
    Apollo, Pa
    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone else noticed that they're now able to download apps and updates that are over 100MB from the App Store? I noticed that my iPhone was able to download various apps that are listed as over 100MB using cellular when previously I always got the alert that Wifi was required.

    Has this been changed recently? I haven't seen any articles or anything notifying that this was changed.

    Maybe I'm incorrect? I have the game Vain Glory on my phone. There was an update today and it says:
    Version 1.1.63, 309 MB is that the size of the update or the app? I just tried to download Vice City and I did get the alert that I couldn't because it's too big.
  2. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2013
    That's the size of the app, not the update. Apps typically utilize delta updating so that you are not downloading the entire app over again.
  3. slenpree macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2010
    This feature made more sense before you could configure what could and could not use mobile data and when mobile data was still expensive per MB. 5 or so years later and the iPhone behaves the same :/

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