Getting around the 100 mb download limit

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by SpasticPat, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. SpasticPat macrumors 6502

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    I found that I'm able to get the 100 MB download limit on cellular. I'm at work and went to download a game that gave me the message to wait and then I had to restart my iPhone and when it restarted, the game was downloaded. I do not have Wifi turned on and have never connected to a wifi network at my job before. To test, I went to download Apple's Numbers app. It gave me the error so I turned the iPhone off completely and back on and it downloaded over cellular.
     

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  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, this is a workaround (or a glitch) that has been there for a little while that some people end up using to get around the limit.
     
  3. Daku93 macrumors regular

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    I hate that limit and wish there would be a switch to disable it.
    I have 20GB per month and using up 100MB on an App wouldn't be any problem.
     
  4. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Hear hear.. this really really should be a switch for those on unlimited or large cellular plans that don't need protecting from download sizes.. sure, add a big scary warning dialog on the switch or something, but just add one.. grr.
     
  5. Yongkykun macrumors member

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    Yes! I concur. Have sent a suggestion via the feedback app regarding this very issue. It is frustrating. Back when apps were small and 8GB was huge the limitation makes sense. Nowadays what with apps reaching up to 2,5Gb, the limitation doesn't make sense anymore.
     
  6. hojx macrumors 6502

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    I would much rather it be a warning alert so that I can be more wary about my data limit.

    It shouldn't be a forced limit 'cause most of the time when I want to download an app, it really does not matter whether I am on Cellular or Wi-Fi.
     
  7. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    There really should be a 'slide to download' for these situations :)
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I wonder, if I could initiate multiple downloads using this way to move around this limit? I Mean, I have, say, five apps, with each app has 1GB size. Can I start all five downloads and restart once to bypass this limit?

    And, if I open app automatic download, would it be possible to bypass this limit?

    Thanks.
     
  9. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Sadly, whatever workarounds like this one finds, they don't help with things like podcasts ( ok, can stream them.. but.. )
     
  10. Analog Kid macrumors 68040

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    A rather annoying workaround but, when I'm traveling, I tend to have both my iPhone and iPad with me. I put one into Personal Hotspot, connect the other via WiFi and then it doesn't recognize the 100MB limit.
     
  11. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I had to this whilst on holiday this year to update something.. thankfully I had my 3g ipad mini with me too.
     
  12. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I do the same, especially when on the road.

    I am on the road, and it's a hot and windy August afternoon, and the trees are in constant motion. Yeah, I couldn't resist...
     
  13. VolceOntra macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully with App Thinning on iOS 9, most apps will shrink to below that level.
     
  14. djdrah macrumors newbie

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    I've actually had gotten around this on accident in my car. I have a Kiwi WiFi 2, for Dashcommand, and while using it with no router IP (left that field blank) it used my cellular data but thought I was on WiFi. This was a while back, so not sure if there have been updates that fix this glitch, but lots of people have personal travel routers, and if you set up a static IP, and leave the router IP off, you might achieve the same thing. :)
     
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  16. djdrah macrumors newbie

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    Probably. Worth a try.
     
  17. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502

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    This method also works for OTA iOS updates. I updated to 9.3.3 at a baseball game using my wife's phone as a hotspot.
     
  18. JosephAW macrumors 65816

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    Did Apple just change the 100MB limit? I'm able to download 100MB apps over cellular now. I still get the warning but it proceeds.
     
  19. nephi80 macrumors newbie

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    What really makes me angry about the limit is that I could simultaneously download 10 apps that are 100mb each no problem. However, one single app of 101mb is too much? Does this make any sense?! Also, I could use several GB's an hour streaming video and Apple is okay with that. Just ridiculous!
     
  20. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Yep.. I can appreciate there being a limit, but it needs to have an over ride.

    An even biger nuisance I found last summer, was not backing up to icloud unless on wifi when I was using my phone as my only internet connection!
     
  21. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know this limitation still exists in IOS10.3.1 today. I really hope that this gets changed in iOS11 to give the user the option to turn off this limitation. I understand that there are implications if you allow to download bigger files but still leave it up to the users to decide.
     
  22. Yumbo macrumors 6502

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    No longer there.
     

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  23. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    That is because incremental update size is smaller than 100MB, does not mean limit is gone.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  25. Yumbo macrumors 6502

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    Still no longer there.
    Not an update.

    Possibly an Australian thing.
    Limits are dictated by country.
     

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