Cellular Download Limit Increased?

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

  1. SpasticPat macrumors 6502

    SpasticPat

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    #1
    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

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    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

    slenpree

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    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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