What does this setting mean in the app store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Laidbackal, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Laidbackal macrumors regular

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    It says use cellular data I have it checked off but I'm am still able to purchase apps on 3g when cellular data is suppose to be off.
     
  2. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're talking about the setting that allows the phone to auto download a app. Say if you bought it on iTunes or on a iPad. It will auto download, switching the 3G to on will allow this over 3G. With out it on it will wait until it has a wifi signal.
     
  3. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure it says use cellular network to download purchases I checked off thinking I would only be able to purchase apps on wifi but I'm able to on 3g as well.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    BHP41 is correct. It's for auto downloading only. If you manually download something, it ignores the setting.
     
  5. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hm that is crazy apple need to make some changes.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'd prefer them not to change it. The feature works as designed and fits my needs perfectly.
     
  7. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    It's designed for auto download so you know your download isn't consuming data. If you MANUALLY download an app it assumes you actually want the app or else you'd wait till you were on wifi.

    I think it's designed well, just maybe not clearly detailed enough.
     
  9. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it could be useful with people with more than one device.
     
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It can auto download if you download an app from your computer as well. You don't need a second device. Well, I guess a computer can be considered a device.
     
  11. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I see why you are a moderator great help thanks.
     

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