Windows Phone can now download apps and updates larger than 20MB on cellular networks

One feature in Windows Phone that has a lot of supporters and haters is the limit on app size that can be downloaded over cellular. Previously any app or app update that measured over 20MB had to be downloaded over WiFi. This was great for those that don’t want to go over their data limit, but a nuisance for anyone else. Thankfully Microsoft has upped the limit to 50MB. This goes for both Windows Phone 7 and 8.

We’re glad Microsoft has moved the limit up a few notches, but we’d still prefer an option in the settings. For those that have unlimited data plans there really is no need to have this limit. Anyone out there annoyed by this?

[via WPCentral]


  • Fred931

    I sort of like the check for when I don’t realize I’m about to download a game or anything that is in the 20+MB range and will take more than a couple minutes over 3g/4g to grab.

  • Brandon

    Let unlimited users do what they want, dammit. ugh.