Google Play Store now allows users to set app download preferences

Google Play Store now allows users to set app download preferences
Downloading apps from the Google Play Store can play havoc with your monthly data cap. So if you head over to the settings on the Google Play Store, you'll see a listing for App Download Preference. Tap it and it opens up a box with three options. You can elect to download apps from the Play Store over any network, have apps download only over a Wi-Fi network, or be asked to choose every time. If you select the latter, every time you download an app, you will be reminded about the size of the download and asked if you want to load it over any network or only over a Wi-Fi pipeline.

If you choose to have your apps delivered via Wi-Fi signal only, the download will wait until you are connected to such a signal before it starts the installation process on your device. If you decide to have apps downloaded over any network, the process should start immediately even if there is no Wi-Fi signal around.

The preferences are only available for apps downloaded manually. Users cannot choose a preference for apps being updated with the auto-update setting enabled. You can check out the new preferences by looking at the image at the top of this article.

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4 Comments

1. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Meanwhile if u want to download a large app or update on iOS you HAVE TO wait on WiFi. Damn annoying when all u have is data and the app requires the latest version to work.

2. peace247 unregistered

yeah .. anything above 150mb is large according to apple....and all apps are fking large in size.... most apps i use are above 100mb.

3. Marcwand3l

Posts: 443; Member since: May 08, 2017

Not most apps but especially with games they can have more than 150mb easily. I've got 50GB, 4G per month from my carrier although I rarely use more than 15GB, it would suck to not be able to download an app just because I'm not on wifi but thta's the iphone for you.

4. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is great!

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