Is it safe to download TomTom from iP4?

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  1. deanfx4u macrumors regular

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    What do ya'll think? The USA maps for TomTom is around 1.4 gigs. Will this harm my iP4? Damage the wifi chip or something? I am currently experiencing the credit card declined problem in iTunes on my laptops and desktop. But for some reason can still purchase from my iPhone.

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  3. garretruh macrumors member

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    Of course you can download it. The download isn't going to hurt the Wifi chip. The only thing it'll do is take up space; it'll download and work fine. The amount of stress this will put on your wifi chip is negligible.
     
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    This is hilarious. Hurt the chip. LOL!!! Well you might hurt its feelings having it download so much but Mr WiFi Chip will get over it. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It will work but it can take forever depending on your wifi speed.
    Also you will have to turn the autolock feature to never so it doesn't stop downloading while the phone dims.
     
  6. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Wow... Just Wow...
     
  7. tesilential macrumors regular

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    Very important.
     
  8. deanfx4u thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha I guess that was pretty funny. Never hurts to be too cautious :p
     
  9. Amino Man macrumors 6502

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    My brother downloaded TomTom directly from his iPhone.
     
  10. deanfx4u thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any mention of the length of time it took?
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Power Drainage Ahoy! Make sure you are plugged before embarking on this long adventure!
     
  12. Amino Man macrumors 6502

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    I don't know. He started it on my wifi, then he left for a while and finished downloading it when he got home. It took a while.
     
  13. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded it on my iPhone using 3G (using My3G), because I'm not able to connect to Wi-Fi in my room using my iPhone. It took maybe a little over an hour perhaps? I can't really remember, because I just left it downloading while plugged in to the charger.
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Why would it hurt your phone?
     
  15. deanfx4u thread starter macrumors regular

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    At some point I remember reading about the original iPhone's wifi overheating and damaging the wifi. Of course I could be wrong. I have an original iPhone and the wifi option is grayed out. Just curious is all.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    A little over an hour using a 3G connection?
    I think it would take alot longer than that to download 1.4GB.
    It took me over an hour and half and thats using my homes 20Mb/s wifi connection. It all depends how fast your internet speed is and also downloading stuff from the appstore is not that fast.
     
  17. Amino Man macrumors 6502

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    Ziphone fried some wifi in the original iPhones back in the day. Perhaps that's what happened.

    Just go ahead and download it.
     
  18. maturola macrumors 68040

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    For the sake of the thread, why would you think it can "harm" the chip?? just very curious.


    If that ever happen you will get a brand new phone from Apple Care, due to a Manufacture issue. So even if that is true, don;t worry about it. It is not like you are trying to increase the output power of the chip by 25db
     
  19. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I downloaded CoPilot directly on my iPhone. What a big mistake.

    Just remember, for downloads directly on the device, you need twice as much space. The actual size just to download, plus itself again for when it's installing.

    Also, while the download can take a bit, the installation process can be very lengthy.

    I would just recommend trying to get it installed from the desktop. It's faster in both respects and doesn't require anything more than the actual size of the app to install it.
     
  20. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I tried downloading a navigation program directly to my old 3G once and I never did it again. My wifi at home wasn't the fastest, and with a few connection hiccups, I had to restart the DL twice and finally gave up early in the AM before I had to leave for work.

    I use my PC to do the download anything over 100-150Mb.

    YMMV
     
  21. unclejamaal macrumors 6502

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    if you are downloading something over 1Gb on your iphone make sure you use a case as it will damage the phone and the chip :eek:
     
  22. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure?

    iOS 4 has persistent WIFI; app store downloads should continue even after exiting the app store program or with the screen dimmed/off. I downloaded TomTom while my phone was locked/screen off.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im pretty sure once the screen locks wifi automaticly shuts off and your download will fail.
     
  24. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    My downloads always continue over wifi when the screen dims and goes out, i believe if the wifi is active and needed it does stay on, i've seen this a lot lately downloading many spanish educational apps hefty in size, or I am just seeing things, hahah:cool:
     
  25. deanfx4u thread starter macrumors regular

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    I downloaded it today. Took around 2.5 hours from wifi at work. Just for the fun of it, I had auto-lock set to 1 minute and left it like that. No problems when the phone went into sleep mode.
     

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