It is a reality to say that although we have the best mobile phone on the market in terms of specifications, this would be nothing without the applications we use on a daily basis. Without the richness of the App Store, the truth is that we could not take advantage of our iPhone or iPad, but there may be a restriction when downloading certain applications using mobile data.
Why Apple imposes restrictions on downloading apps
Currently the applications are not that they weigh little, and that is why downloading one of them from the application store can be a problem for our data rate. Apple considered this problem and imposed a limitation on downloads, so that users cannot download too large applications from a data network. With this decision, users are forced to be connected to a WiFi to use the App Store, something that may be impractical for some people.
Surely you have faced the problem of being in the middle of the street and having to install an important application for you. But weighing too much is impossible for you so you are forced to look for a public WiFi network that is not too fast. This problem is a thing of the past, since with a software update the user was given the possibility to choose how he wants to carry out these downloads.
How to avoid questions when downloading an app with data
If you are one of those people who has a large data rate and does not care to consume it in different downloads from the App Store, you can do it. You simply have to follow the following steps on your iPhone or iPad:
- Access Settings on your device.
- If we go down we will find the option ‘iTunes Store and App Store’ on which we will press.
- We will select the section that says ‘Download apps’.
- In the menu that appears we can select three different options.
Depending on the data plan you have contracted, you can check the first or second option without problem. If we choose ‘Always allow’, you can download all the applications you want, regardless of size, while you are connected to a mobile network. This includes automatic update downloads. This is why you should be very careful because if you have a reduced data plan, it may be unknowingly exhausted by automatic background downloads.
If the latter is your case, it is recommended to select the second option so that it asks if the download exceeds 200 MB . Also, there will be no automatic download of updates that exceed this weight.
Finally we have the option ‘Always ask’, where we will be asked for permission when we go to make a download regardless of size. This can be tremendously tedious since while we are connected to our mobile data we must give consent to all the downloads that we are making.
But we believe that this battery of options is the most suitable since a measure is not imposed on the user, but rather the possibility of choosing. There is a wide range of users, from those with unlimited data rates to only 1 GB per month. That is why we are glad that there is this diversity of choice within the team’s preferences.