The 1 minute between-app transfer limit NEEDS to go!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by IsaacM, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. IsaacM macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    In iOS 5, Apple added an annoying limit that cancels your file transfer from one app to another in case of the transfer lasting more than 1 minute.

    It takes about 1 minute to copy/transfer about 300-350MB, so that means that you cannot transfer files bigger than 350MB between iOS apps anymore because of the timeout.

    I believe this severely damages the working possibilities of the iOS devices.

    As a film student, I often download large files (~1gb) of video material with Downloads HD on my iPad and then want to open the file in a video player app. Because of this limit I am unable to do so.

    This is surely just one of many examples of how having a 350mb limit on files you can move between apps restricts the user.

    I already wrote to Apple about this issue and I hope you will too, so together we make iOS a more functional operating system.

    Here is the link where you can suggest this change to :apple:
  2. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    I'd be surprised if there was a fixed time limit... Here's some things you could try if you haven't already:

    • Free up some more space on your iPad by deleting apps/media
    • Restart your iPad before attempting a large transfer to free up memory.

    Hope things work out for you,


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