iOS 12 OTA updates without WiFi

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by mlody, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the OTA updates in iOS12 still require WiFi? I cant stand this limitation.
     
  2. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, OTA requires WiFi Connection.
     
  3. mlody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think my question was not clear. I understand that upgrading from any iOS to 12 requires WiFi, but I am wondering once on iOS 12 will any other consecutive updates still require WiFi in order to apply? If think it is time for Apple to offer an option to apply updates or even download App Store apps without Wifi if one wishes so.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    You can download App Store apps/updates up to 150 MB (or perhaps more at this point) without WiFi. Doesn't seem like the requirement for WiFi has changed when it comes to iOS updates so far.
     
  5. RSmith2023 macrumors regular

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    I guess we'll find out as soon as the 2nd beta is released. I also think we should at least have the option to choose wifi only or mobile data for OS updates. I understand the reason they put this in place (stability of connection, help reduce customer data charges, etc.) but most people have pseudo unlimited data plans now that could easily handle these updates. Some people actually get faster download speeds from mobile data than they do from their home internet!
     
  6. mlody, Jun 18, 2018
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    mlody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is exactly my point. For instance, my mother only has iPhone with t-mobile unlimited service and Wi-Fi iPad (she is using hotspot from her iPhone to use the iPad as she has no home internet). She is unable to use a lot of Apple services because of the Wi-Fi limitations and I am forced to keep updating her iOS or even bigger apps because she cant do it over her cellular connection.
     
  7. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    It's so annoying, especially with those with unlimited data
     
  8. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Hear hear.. the cellular data nannying has been a thorn for years now, they should allow the carrier profile files at least to completely disable all limits for where truly unlimited data is available.
     
  9. PocketRocketGQ macrumors newbie

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    There are streaming apps, that use the same amount or more data than these updates. Yet we can't download an app or update more than 150MB without WiFi. Apple could put a toggle switch, that gives you the choice to update/download with a disclaimer that additional charges may incur for data usage. Netflix does it so why can't Apple!
     
  10. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure its some agreement they have with the cellular companies... They probably don't want people downloading 1GB updates at the same time and bringing down their networks...

    That said, I do wish they would allow it too!! LET ME BURN MY DATA IF I WANT TO!
     

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