If you’re like me and find it exceptionally troublesome when iOS refuses to download certain app updates because they’re ‘too large’ to be downloaded over a cellular network, then you’ll just love a free jailbreak tweak called Appstore Unrestrict by iOS developer Julio Verne.
This tweak does away with the silly prompt shown above, allowing you to download app updates of any size even when you’re connected to a cellular network instead of Wi-Fi. Can anyone say hallelujah?
Given just how much time I spend away from my home Wi-Fi connection, I can attest that this tweak is nothing short of a lifesaver. App updates by way of Facebook and the mobile Microsoft Office suite are larger than 150MB, which iOS restricts over cellular networks, seemingly to help the carrier instead of you.
Once installed, you’ll find a preference pane in the Settings app for Appstore Unrestrict where you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand:
After you’ve turned the toggle switch on, Appstore Unrestrict will be enabled, allowing you to download app updates of any size without limitation (just remember to be mindful of your cellular data usage if you have a capped data plan).
Appstore Unrestrict is available as a free download from Julio Verne’s beta repository in Cydia. The tweak is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 11 devices that have cellular data access.
If you aren’t already using Julio Verne’s beta repository, then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial comprising of how to add it to Cydia. The repository URL is as follows:
Are you annoyed by how iOS limits the size of App Store updates over cellular networks? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.