9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2010 11:39 PM by hugginger
Guixxx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi all,

One more question regarding attachments.

Since I understand that it is impossible to turn off the automatic download of attachments, my next question is: Is there a limit to the size of attachments that will be automatically downloaded?

I read a report from a user that anything above 100K in size has to be downloaded manually. That would suit me.

Can anyone confirm?

Thanks,

Gui

Message was edited by: Guixxx

iphone 4, Still don't have it yet......... should get it next week!
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,570 points)
    The phone itself has no size limit, but your carrier/email provider may.
  • Guixxx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks for your answer,

    However, and I don't mean to be at all unrespectful, I have read otherwise.

    It appears a lot of users are reporting that their iphone will not download large attachments. As mentioned, one user in particular said it was anything over 100K.

    Gui
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,570 points)
    I've downloaded attachments as large as 9.5MB with absolutely no issues or problems. I have a friend who routinely gets PowerPoint files as large as 17MB with no problems.
  • Guixxx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks!

    My issue, however, is not how big a download it can handle.

    I travel a lot and don't want it to automatically download big attachments! If it only automatically downloads up to 100K then I'll be fine. Otherwise I'll need to turn data off until I'm on a WIFI.

    Gui
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,570 points)
    I travel a lot and don't want it to automatically download big attachments!


    There is no way to prevent that.
  • AKRBTN Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
    I find that it won't download "big" attachments until you tap the icon at the bottom of the message. Icon is a box with a broken line and a down-poiting arrow.

    Once the attachment is downloaded the icon is a strip with a little graphic at one end. The attachment opens with a tap. Trouble is, I don't know what the respective sizes are for this.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,570 points)
    I don't know what the size limit is either. I suspect it has more to do with the carrier. I do know that there is no such option available with the iPhone itself.
  • Guixxx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks!
  • hugginger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guys,

    Is there no other way around this problem? For example, an email app that provides attachment limit? I know a lot of other phones (e.g., Nokia) provide size limit for attachments and am very confused that iphone (alledgedly amoung the most user-friendly phones) does not.

    This issue is particularily silly and painful to me as I using edge and do not want to download unnecessary attachments. I would own anyone who provides a practicable solution a BIG thanks!