Earlier this week, it was revealed that Apple had quietly increased the download limit from 150MB to 200MB for app downloads made over a cellular internet connection. We lamented at that time that a 50MB increase wasn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it turns out that it was merely an appetizer for what was to come.
At WWDC 2019 earlier today, Apple announced iOS 13, its next major operating system update to its iOS platform. In addition to announcing new features and improvements, it turns out that the update will also remove the 200MB limit entirely. As spotted by 9to5Mac, there are now options for users to disable the limit if they want.
It is understandable that this isn’t set by default, namely because we imagine that many people would be insanely upset if they blew through their data caps without knowing it. Instead, users will now have the option of always allowing app downloads made over cellular connection even if it’s over 200MB, or they can set it so that iOS will always prompt them to make sure that they want to go ahead.
These changes are only coming to iOS 13 which means that it will probably be only later in the year when we can expect to see it, so don’t hold your breath for now.