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Apple has increased the cellular download limit of iPhones and iPads from 150MB to 200MB

Now files of 200MB can be downloaded from App Stores using the cellular data.

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Apple has increased the cellular download limit for its iPhones and iPads which earlier prevented the users from downloading large sized files from the Apple Store. This included all sorts of files like games, apps, video podcasts, iTunes Store films, etc. The download limit was increased by the Cupertino-based company earlier this week. While the cellular download limit for iPhones and iPads was previously set to 150MB, it has now been increased to 200MB.

With the increased cellular download limit of the iPhones and iPads, users can download more applications and games from the Apple Store over cellular network. But it is still limited to 200MB. This is similar to the data restriction in Android which can be set by the user himself so that the device doesn’t use more data than it is specified.

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Apple’s cellular data limit prevents the users of iPhones and iPads from accidentally downloading a big file, game, movie or app from the Apple Store and use up all of their limited carrier data. As mentioned above, it is similar to the data restriction feature of Android. While Android smartphones let their users decide the data limit, Apple sets their own limits for the iOS devices users. Many users have complained about this feature that it doesn’t offer any opportunity to override the data limit and download the whole file.

A data limit is set by the company itself (200MB) and this means that not any iPhone of iPad users can download apps or games which are over 200MB using their cellular network, even if they are using an unlimited plan.

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Once the user is downloading a large file and once the data limit is reached, he/she will be alerted about his/ her data use. They will be informed that they are about to download a large file and will be given an option of ‘Continue Download’ button which can be tapped to continue with their downloads.

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Last time, it was in September 2017 when the cellular data limit of the iPhones and iPads was increased from 100MB to 150 MB. And now, two years later in 2019, the 150MB cellular data limit was increased to 200MB. It should be noted that, Apple tests the download limit against the compressed file sized applications. But the App Store shows the application file size before they are compressed. It means that the compressed version of the game will strip away some of the game/ file’s useless data. In other words, if a game is shown to be of 230MB on the App Store, the actual game after installation might drop down below 200MB.

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Aman Singh
Aman Singh
Aman Kumar Singh has a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a journalist, a photographer, a writer, a gamer, a movie addict and has a love for reading (everything). It’s his love of reading that has brought him knowledge in various fields including technology and gadgets. Talking about which, he loves to tweak and play with gadgets, new and old. And when he finds time, if he finds time, he can be seen playing video games or taking a new gadget for a test run.
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