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 member

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    Jul 8, 2011
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    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.

    Example:
    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:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
     
  2. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Feb 26, 2008
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    London, UK
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    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,

    Adam
     

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