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iOS 13 Allows iPhone Users to Download Apps of Any Size Using Mobile Data

At the WWDC 2019, Apple announced the updated versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS along with the all-new iPadOS. Talking about the new iOS 13 for iPhones and iPods, the company came with several features including the widely acknowledged dark mode. Apple only used to allow downloading the apps which are 150MB or lesser in size through mobile data connection. Back in 2017, the limit was increased from 100MB to 150MB.

A few days before the WWDC, the company increased the limit from 150MB to 200MB. Now with the latest iOS 13 release, Apple seems to have removed the restriction of downloading apps only up to 200MB through mobile data. It will now allow its users to download apps of any size using their cellular connection. However, the user will still see a warning while downloading bigger apps but it can be easily overridden or disabled.

Just like earlier, it also shows the “Later on Wi-Fi” option to download the apps once it gets connected to a Wi-Fi network. The new system setting called ‘App Downloads’ in the iTunes & App Store section will also allow the user to override the warning to download apps of any size this time. While there are three options provided, it is by default selected to automatically download the apps which are under 200MB in size by a mobile data connection.

If the user changes it to ‘Always Allow’ in the settings menu, there won’t be any warning shown while downloading apps which are larger in size. While it is a good change for users on unlimited data plans, the other users on a limited data plan can still stick with the 200MB limit to save on their mobile data usage. While on a roaming network, the device always asks for permission to download any apps on the App Store.

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