iOS 13 drops App Store’s 200MB cellular download limit


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It’s gone!
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Apple is finally doing away with the App Store’s cellular download limit in iOS 13.

The cap was increased from 150MB to 200MB just last week, but as of this fall, you should have the option to ignore it altogether.

Users have long argued that a cellular download limit is no longer necessary. Now that we have speedy 4G connections and unlimited data plans, a 200MB cap seems ridiculous.

Apple has finally taken note.

App Store won’t restrict cellular downloads

iOS 13 still provides a warning when you attempt to download a big file from the App Store, but for the first time, you can ignore it and proceed with the download anyway.

Alternatively, you can choose to download later over Wi-Fi.

If you don’t want to see a warning at all, Apple gives you the option to disable it. There are also options to “ask if over 200MB” or “ask first” if you want to confirm to every download over a data connection.

You’ll find these options in the iTunes & App Store section of the Settings app. But there’s one thing to bear in mind.

iOS 13 is a beta

We’ve only just gotten our hands on the very first iOS 13 beta. A lot could (and probably will) change before the update rolls out to everyone this fall. We can’t be certain the download limit will disappear entirely.


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