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Home > Tips > [2019] How to Download Apps Over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12

[2019] How to Download Apps Over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12

Want to know how to download apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone? In this guide, you will learn an easy way to download apps over 150MB using Cellular Data on iPhone in iOS 12.

by Joy |Jan 18,2019..

Have you ever tried downloading apps larger than 150MB from App Store using Cellular Data on iPhone or iPad? If yes, you must be familiar with the warning message pops up telling you it’s not possible, which means that you can’t download large apps via cellular. It can be really frustrating when you are staying in a place without Wi-Fi. Don’t worry. Today we will show you how to download apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12.

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Actually, if you have two or more mobile phones with enough data traffic, you can switch on Personal Hotspot to share Internet connection with your iPhone so that you can successfully install large apps on iPhone. However, sometimes your personal hotspot can’t work on iOS 12 or you may not carry two or more mobile phones in your pocket when you go out, then what should you do? Read on.

How to Download Apps Over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12

Now, just let me show you how to overcome the barrier and download apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone in iOS 12, like Pages (427 MB), Keynote (630 MB), Pokemon Go (297 MB), etc. 

Step 1. Turn off your Wi-Fi and enable Cellular Data.

The guide tells you how to install large apps via Cellular Data on iPhone, so you must ensure that your Wi-Fi is turned off timely. Simply open the Control Center menu on your iPhone by swiping up or using the Assistive touch. Touch the Wi-Fi icon once until it grays out and then switch on the Cellular Data.

 how to download apps over 150mb without wifi

Step 2. Search for the large app you want to download

Open App Store on your iPhone and search for the app larger than 150MB you want to download. Tap on “Get” icon and then you will receive a notification saying “This item is over 150MB”. Just click “OK” and move to the next step. 

how to download apps over 150mb without wifi 

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Note that the icon of your selected app will appear on the home screen of your iPhone, but it will be in a waiting state and won’t start downloading.

how to download apps over 150mb without wifi

Step 3. Set a date manually

Open Settings app on your iPhone and then go to “General” > “Date & Time” > turn off the switch next to “Set Automatically” and tap on date under “Time Zone”. Remember to set a later date than the current. 

 How to Download Apps Over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone

Step 4. Start downloading app over 150MB without Wi-Fi

Tap on “General” button on the top left corner to go back and exit the Settings app. Then the app will start downloading automatically in a few moments. When downloading is completed, go back to “Settings” > “General” > “Date & Time” and turn on the switch next to “Set Automatically”.

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With the four steps above, you can successfully download apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone or iPad from App Store. Given that sometimes your App Store may not work on iOS 12, just try to get apps without App Store.

Bonus Tip: How to Delete Unused Apps to Free Up Space for iPhone - Reliable iPhone Manager

If you install many large apps on iPhone by following the guide above, your device someday may become slower and slower as the larger apps will surely take up a lot of memory on iPhone or iPad. Therefore, it’s quite necessary to delete unwanted apps to free up more storage space for iPhone or iPad. After that, you can download more apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone.

Although you can remove apps one by one on iOS device, it is a tedious process that will take much time to complete the deletion. Today we introduce you an easy tool - IOTransfer, which is a reliable iPhone manager enabling you to delete apps, videos, photos, contacts, etc. in bulk. Now, let’s see how to manage your apps with simle steps.

Step 1. Download and Install IOTransfer

Free download and install IOTransfer to your computer running Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Then connect your device to computer with a USB cable. Note that this tool works in iOS 8 or later and it’s fully compatible with iOS 12. 

Step 2. Choose apps you want to delete

Launch IOTransfer and tap on “MANAGE” at the top menu. Click “Apps” icon in the left list and choose apps that are no longer needed.

 How to Delete Apps in Bulk

Step 3. Start removing apps in bulk

Tap on “Delete” button and then a popup window will ask you whether you want to delete the selected apps from your device. After confirmation, just click “Yes” to start removing them in bulk.

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If you can't delete apps by Apple's built-in feature, IOTransfer would be a nice tool to manage apps with ease or you can check the guide to fix the "can't delete apps on iPhone" issue.

 How to Delete Apps in Bulk

How to Delete Apps in Bulk

Bottom Line:

Actually, the limitation on iOS app download is a safety feature helping users realize the usage of Cellular Data. However, it can be also an issue for those who want to install a large app for some emergent situations if they are in a place without Wi-Fi. Then in this article, we have given a solution to successfully download apps over 150MB without Wi-Fi on iPhone. You can also share it with your friends, colleagues and families.


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