Download Apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12

Want to download apps over 150MB using the cellular network? In this article, you can learn how to download apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12/11. And we have updated the iOS 13 information, just keep reading!

By iMobie | Posted on: May. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 15, 2019

iOS App Store has a lot of apps for users to download, games, music apps, or others. Users are free to download any app from the App Store whether free or paid if it is compatible with their device.  But the maximum size of apps that can be downloaded using cellular data is 150 MB since iOS 12. Earlier this limit was capped at 100 MB up to iOS 10. If you want to download apps more than 150MB, then you need to use the Wi-Fi network.

This limitation on app download is a safety concern in case users use up all their mobile data by accident. But nowadays, more and more telecommunication operators start to offer users with an unlimited mobile data, so this limitation can be a problem for those who use an unlimited plan and want to download apps over 100 or 150 MB. In this article, we will show you how to download apps over 150mb without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12/11 as well as how to download apps over 100mb without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 10 or earlier.

How to Download Apps over 100 MB/150 MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone

Since most of the people are using iOS 12, below we will tell you how to download apps over 150mb without Wi-Fi on iPhone iOS 12 first.

Method 1: How to Download Apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone iOS 12 or iOS 11

There is a bug in iOS 12 that allows users to download apps over 150MB limit using cellular data by simply changing the device date. Follow the below steps for the detailed guide.

Step 1. Go to App Store and start downloading the app with size over 150MB you want.

Step 2. Press OK on the error message.

How to Download Apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone iOS 11 - Step 2

Download item over 150MB with cellular data

Step 3. Then, open Settings and go to General > Date & Time.

Step 4. Turn off the automatic date setting and enter a date manually. Make sure to enter a later date than the current. Please set at least two weeks into the future.

How to Download Apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone iOS 11 - Step 4

Turn off Automatically Date&Time

Step 5. Then, resume the download by going to Updates and then tapping on the paused download.

Step 6. Change the date setting to Automatic again once the app is downloaded.

Method 2: How to Download Apps over 100MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 10

In iOS 10 and earlier, the process to download apps over 100 MB is different than iOS 12/11. You can follow the below steps to learn how to download apps over 100 MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 10 or earlier.

Step 1. Enable Cellular data and go to the App Store to download the app you want.

Step 2. Tap OK on the error message and then turn on the Airplane mode by sliding the control center and tapping the Airplane icon.

Step 3. Restart your iPhone and then go to App Store.

Step 4. Turn off the Airplane mode and then resume the download from the Updates > Purchased in App Store.

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The Bottom Line

This is all about how to bypass the cellular download limit on iOS 12/11/10. We believe that you could solve your problem after reading this article. In general, since Apple has loosened the limitation of cellular download little by little, there will be no worries about this issue anymore in the future. If you have other great ideas about iPhone or iTunes, please share with us in the comment, all comments and advice are welcomed.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.

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