Windows Phone Store OTA download limit may be increasing to 100MB

Windows Phone Store OTA download limit may be increasing to 100MB
If you're downloading larger apps or games, you're more than likely going to do it while you're on Wi-Fi; but, with the expansion of LTE, that has been changing a bit. Faster cellular connections make it easier to download larger files, but most platforms have a size limit for over-the-air (OTA) downloads. It looks like Windows Phone may be increasing its limit though.

With the release of iOS 7, Apple increased its cellular download limit to 100MB. Android doesn't exactly have a limit, but it will warn you when an app is too large and recommend you use Wi-Fi. Right now, Windows Phone sets its limit at 50MB, but that might be changing. There have been reports from a couple regions around the world saying that the limit has been raised to 100MB. 

The reports have come from Brazil and other regions, but it seems like users in the U.S. and the U.K. are not yet seeing the bump. We have reached out to Microsoft for a comment, and we'll update this article if there is a response. 

source: WPCentral

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12 Comments

13. Promethius26

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

Are you all idiots?? This article is referring to the size of file you can download over the air on a Windows phone, not the size of the apps you can have on your phone. Jeez, I had to register just to berate you.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, most of us know that.. At least us WP Users do.. The problem is that these Android user who don't even like WP always have to be on every WP article talking about stuff they don't know..

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Know what android doesn't have that WP8 does? A download limit over mobile data (Yes it warns you if you try it but it takes a couple taps to disable it). Thats one thing you guys can keep.

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I could care less.. With a limited data plan I always download big games and apps over WiFi anyways.. Once again, who cares❔ And, once again, I could never care what Android can do... 99% of smartphone users don't even run into a situation where they would even think about something as petty as this.. The way I see it the cap just saves people from using up all there data allowance.. They could lower the cap for all I care.. Besides, with the exception of some good games what apps are over 100mb❔...

8. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

It's very uncommon to see a foreign write Brasil with "S"... :)

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Great, exactly what I was hoping for. Happy that MS devs are listening to customers, though system wide file manager would be higher on my list (they say this is coming soon).

2. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

The limit should be removed entirely. Other storage can be cleared using Storage Check.

1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It doesn't matter. After the OS eats up half of the memory under 'other storage', for no apparent reason, you can't install anything else in 8gb devices.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Do you even know what the 'other' storage is? I have seen you cry about this more than once, But i dont think you really do.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That issue was fixed in update 2.. Brush up on your WP knowledge.

16. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

btw this issue has been solved since june with amber update...its time for u to leave the rock u live under for the past few months!!!

17. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I'm on Amber, but my storage info reads: other - 2.40 gb (sometimes goes upto 3.49 gb) system - 1.93 gb.

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