What's the current mobile data limit for apps on an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by mrochester, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Hi all

    I haven't read anything in the news to say that Apple have lifted or increased the 100mb mobile data app limit but I've just downloaded an update for an app which was 109mb, and it's downloaded it just fine over my mobile network connection. This is on iOS 9.

    Does anyone know what the current limit is?

    Many thanks.

    M.
     
  2. chillip macrumors 6502

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    Still 100mb, got an alert the other day when downloading an app.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Usually the listed size is the size of the fully installed app rather than the compressed and usually smaller sized install package that gets downloaded.
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Single dumbest limitation to ever come out of Cupertino, bar none.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    While I agree with that in concept, especially these days, at the some time it's likely a feature that saved a good amount of money for various people who might have otherwise went over their mobile data allowances without realizing it ahead of time (and probably saved Apple some headache from being blamed for it all).
     
  6. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I know the reasoning. It's legacy thinking, and it needs to end. My car has a gas gauge. If I choose to be ignorant of it, or ignore it, and run out of gas, it's not the car makers fault.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately plenty of people feel differently about that kind of thing when it comes to technology and Apple in particular, as all kinds of lawsuits seem to demonstrate.
     
  8. mrochester thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's relatively easy for people knowledgable of mobile data to estimate how much any particular task will use. But the general public has absolutely no idea how much data watching videos online or streaming music uses so it would be incredibly difficult for them to accurately assess whether a 150mb app would tip them over their allowance or not. And in the absence of th user clearly being able to tell, I guess this is why the limit is there.
     

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