Apple’s iOS 11 rolled out to all compatible devices last night, and as consumers get their first hand experience of the latest iteration, there are a range of features which are proving out useful. For example, you no longer need to latch onto a Wi-Fi connection to download apps or app updates, which are above 100MB in size.
Ahead of the official roll out, Apple announced through its Developer’s Blog that it has increased the limit of the size of apps over cellular connection from 100MB to 150MB. This basically means, all apps or updates you install from the App Store, can now be downloaded over your cellular network exceeding the earlier limits. “We’ve increased the cellular download limit from 100 MB to 150 MB, letting customers download more apps from the App Store over their cellular network,” Apple writes in its blog. Earlier, if you tried installing an app over 100MB, the App Store would prompt you suggesting you should connect to Wi-Fi to download the particular app. ALSO READ: iOS 11 roll out: Social media can’t get over the new screen record feature
The limits are in place to avoid accidental installation of apps, which are larger in size, and result in an increased data bill. Given the reduced data charges these days, it is seen as a welcome step by allowing users to download heavier apps.
We tried installing the update to Candy Crush Soda Saga over cellular connectivity. While the installation process was a tad slow owing to coverage issues, we were able to successfully install the app, which is over 200MB in size. Now, this is in contrast to Apple’s new limits of 150MB for cellular installations. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 11 roll out: List of compatible devices and how to install the OS
With iOS 11, Apple has introduced a slew of improvements, and redesigned the whole interface for a seamless experience. Some of the new features include an overhauled Control Center, new camera filters, screen recording feature, Dark Mode, and more. You can read the full list here.