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  1. fieldsy1024's Avatar
    I was able to download several apps easily, but when I wanted to download a few sound ones "Relaxing melodies" "Sleep Sounds"....I get waiting for wifi....

    Anyone know what this is?
    01-03-2013 06:32 AM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    If an app is bigger than 20 MB you can only download it from the store using a WiFi connection. This is a limitation imposed by Microsoft.
    01-03-2013 07:10 AM
  3. iPwnza's Avatar
    What worzel said. If you could install 100mb apps on cellular, your data would be gone in minutes.
    01-03-2013 07:23 AM
  4. fieldsy1024's Avatar
    That's kind of crappy. I had that app on my old HTC inspire. So even the WiFi at home won't cut it?
    01-03-2013 08:00 AM
  5. ttsoldier's Avatar
    That's kind of crappy. I had that app on my old HTC inspire. So even the WiFi at home won't cut it?
    You NEED the wifi to download the large apps. Yes. It will cut it.
    01-03-2013 08:37 AM
  6. fieldsy1024's Avatar
    I was at home and had WIFI running and it was still "pending". I was at home for 10-12 hrs.
    01-03-2013 08:44 AM
  7. wamsille's Avatar
    I wouldn't call the requirement for Wi-Fi a limitation of the OS but rather a feature. It's good that someone has stepped in and said files 20 MB or more should be downloaded over Wi-Fi in order to decrease the burden on the cellular network as well as keep your data plan from being dried up more quickly. I have a family of three on a plan with AT&T using the Family Share bundle - we don't even come close to using our entire plan allotment (15 GB) but I figure that one day I might go rouge and start downloading things at a pretty quick rate. Streaming music does that, too.

    The only thing I wish was kept was the ability to plug your phone into your PC via USB and use your hardline internet connection to download larger files without the need to latch onto Wi-Fi. If I could go through Xbox Music or a Windows Phone store app on my PC and select the 8-10 applications I want to download and have it get done in a batch process that would be awesome.
    01-03-2013 08:49 AM
  8. Corepc's Avatar
    Read this

    When will the 20MB downloading cap is removed from marketplace

    Some have a 20mb while others have 50mb limit over cellular...
    01-03-2013 09:02 AM
  9. fieldsy1024's Avatar
    I wouldn't call the requirement for Wi-Fi a limitation of the OS but rather a feature. It's good that someone has stepped in and said files 20 MB or more should be downloaded over Wi-Fi in order to decrease the burden on the cellular network as well as keep your data plan from being dried up more quickly. I have a family of three on a plan with AT&T using the Family Share bundle - we don't even come close to using our entire plan allotment (15 GB) but I figure that one day I might go rouge and start downloading things at a pretty quick rate. Streaming music does that, too.

    The only thing I wish was kept was the ability to plug your phone into your PC via USB and use your hardline internet connection to download larger files without the need to latch onto Wi-Fi. If I could go through Xbox Music or a Windows Phone store app on my PC and select the 8-10 applications I want to download and have it get done in a batch process that would be awesome.

    But even at home with WIFI it says I cannot download because its over 20....
    01-03-2013 10:04 AM
  10. JussiRM's Avatar
    This is one "feature" I do not like. I don't have any "data plan" (edit: I mean I don't have any limit as to how much I can download) so I would like to download even large files sometimes. It's a good thing that it tells you that Wi-fi might be a good idea, but why can't I have an "Just proceed, please" option anywhere. And yes, carriers might not like it, but my oldie Android could download large apps through 3G.
    WorzelGummage and 3ateef like this.
    01-03-2013 10:16 AM
  11. fieldsy1024's Avatar
    Is the reason why I cannot download large files at home (on wifi) because I don't have internet sharing checked to on?
    01-03-2013 10:20 AM
  12. philpeeps's Avatar
    Is the reason why I cannot download large files at home (on wifi) because I don't have internet sharing checked to on?
    Sounds like a wifi problem to me. Like you are showing connected but not actually transferring data over wifi, but cellular. Have you tried turning cellular data off and confirmed that you are indeed able to connect and browse via that specific wifi network?
    01-03-2013 10:29 AM
  13. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    This is one "feature" I do not like. I don't have any "data plan" (edit: I mean I don't have any limit as to how much I can download) so I would like to download even large files sometimes. It's a good thing that it tells you that Wi-fi might be a good idea, but why can't I have an "Just proceed, please" option anywhere. And yes, carriers might not like it, but my oldie Android could download large apps through 3G.
    Agreed, I have a generous data plan and should be given the option to download over 3G if I want.
    HowlingCurve likes this.
    01-03-2013 11:25 AM
  14. haricoyz's Avatar
    i also foun the same problem on my lumia 520
    so, i got an idea
    i went tothe store and simply downloaded uc browser for windows phone and i installed it
    then in uc i went to windows phone store then i clicked on an app which was more than 20 mb but the displayed page was a bit different from the previous
    when i scrolled down i saw an option download and install mannually
    when i clicked it my problem was completely cleares
    try this
    hppy dwnlodng!!!!!!!!
    sorry my english isnt so well!
    06-25-2013 05:26 AM
  15. eman.lacuata's Avatar
    i switched from Galaxy S4 today for Lumia 920.. i know it's not the latest and greatest but I really do like Windows Phone but the heck is this download limit!! I have LTE with unlimited data!!! that's how we are here in the Philippines.. we do have unlimited data but this limit totally blows it! I'm making regrets just now !@#!@#!@
    09-03-2013 08:26 AM
  16. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    i switched from Galaxy S4 today for Lumia 920.. i know it's not the latest and greatest but I really do like Windows Phone but the heck is this download limit!! I have LTE with unlimited data!!! that's how we are here in the Philippines.. we do have unlimited data but this limit totally blows it! I'm making regrets just now !@#!@#!@
    I agree. I've got a fast and unlimited HSDPA connection and it's annoying to be told to wait for WiFi when trying to download larger apps from the store.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    09-03-2013 08:36 AM
  17. dj_hetick's Avatar
    Me too..!!!!
    I've paid US$40 at my local HSDPA provider with 12GB data/month, but all my phone used just about 1-2GB/month.
    Why do i wait for WiFi when I have so much unused bandwith.?
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-10-2013 08:16 AM
  18. RahulTilloo's Avatar
    Yup this should not be a mandatory. Not liking it
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    10-16-2013 08:46 AM
  19. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    In this day and age of unlimited data plans and LTE 4G there shouldn't be a mandatory limit imposed on the end users. A simple warning that states you are about to download a large file which may incur additional charges would suffice.
    Tom Snyder and Zeem Frostmaw like this.
    10-16-2013 09:00 AM
  20. Vijay VJ's Avatar
    Will there will be any solution to this drawback?
    10-19-2013 10:03 AM
  21. jmshub's Avatar
    It would be nice to see Microsoft make the download limit a setting that the user can adjust for those who don't have a data limit.

    As for the problem where the user's phone wasn't downloading even on WiFi, try power cycling your phone. My 920 did that one time, and resetting the phone fixed it.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    10-19-2013 10:07 AM
  22. HowlingCurve's Avatar
    What about people with unlimited data caps? Why restrict us? Cant there be an option to use cell network for those of us with unlimited data?
    03-03-2014 12:22 AM
  23. kundan pal's Avatar
    If I am downloading something from store more than 20 MB.So it is telling me to download over Wi-Fi.
    09-09-2015 01:14 PM
  24. jcrider's Avatar
    thanks
    10-05-2015 10:40 AM
  25. Anophrine Shirima's Avatar
    The same thing has happened to me!!the app still pending over 30 minutes!!what to do?
    08-26-2016 11:41 AM
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