iPhone X Silly Apple - downloading apps larger than 150 mb

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  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Why does Apple block me from downloading apps larger than 150 mb when I have an unlimited data plan?

    It doesn’t make sense that I have to go home or find a crappy public WiFi which is super slow to download my apps.
     
  2. SteelHeart macrumors newbie

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    I googled a lot on how to disable that option but in vein
    this is driving me crazy since many months,apple must consider changing this
     
  3. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Apple has had this for years. They don’t want to get sued for people who go over their data limit so they don’t allow it. They have zero way of knowing who has or doesn’t have unlimited data.
     
  4. seinman macrumors 6502

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    Really? I think they may have a way of knowing.
     

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  5. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Thats on your phone. It’s not actually shared with Apple. Apple doesn’t want to be blamed by the masses of people who don’t have unlimited data so they don’t allow big downloads when not on WiFi.
     
  6. seinman macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. My phone knows if I have an unlimited plan or not. Therefore, they could create a feature that unlocks LTE app downloads on phones that have unlimited plans, and Apple themselves would never need to know who has this feature enabled and who doesn't. That's my point, and I think OP's point too. The technology exists to allow this. Apple chooses not to implement it. We think they should implement it because it would be useful to many people.
     
  7. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Your phone doesn’t know what your plan has only your carrier does. The only way Apple could do that is by giving your carrier control to what can or can’t happen on their network and Apple has never and will never give any carrier that kind of control. If you want phones that have that feature use Android. They kowtow to every carrier.
     
  8. clystron macrumors member

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    While I agree that the phone has no reliable way of knowing how much (if any) it will cost to download something I also think that apple should allow the download after telling the user that costs may apply.

    Having a fixed size-limit does not make that much sense any more and I dont think having the option to download bigger updates over cellular after user-confirmation would result in more lawsuits.

    On the other hand Apple should also realize that WiFi does not mean "unlimited data"....
     
  9. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    These screens don't show up on most carriers as well. I'm on EE (UK) and I can't find these screens.
     
  10. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    This is fairly accurate. Especially with Apple's very strong ability to weed out potential conflict. They're taking accountability out of the end-user which may seem nice since people have to worry less, it's really turning these devices into thoughtless products.

    Funny about the bold, I have this exact scenario which is why I don't use Wi-Fi much because my home plan is limited. My current bypass for this whole thing is to tether one of my other phones. Now that I think about it, if I get overage charges for using tethering, can I sue Apple now for forcing me to use Wi-Fi?
     
  11. ectospheno macrumors regular

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    Does tether to a 2nd phone not still work? I thought this was how couples got around this limitation.
     
  12. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    This is how I've been doing it for years, it works fine. I just installed iOS 12 on an X this way last week.
     

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