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Mail Attachments Automatically Download

282 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 9, 2013 2:02 AM by wjosten RSS
Paul G Elliott Calculating status...
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Jan 9, 2013 1:48 AM

Hi All,


please can you advise if there is a setting on iPhone 5 running ios 6.0.2 where you can turn off automatic mail attachment download.


the problem i have is all my attachments are arriving automatically even 4 NB plus attachments,


This obviously eats data allowance


is there a way to change the setting so you can eiter linit the attachment size that is automatically downloaded or turn automatic download of attachments off all togther.


this seems to be a common question but i have not found an answer anywhere



iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 2:02 AM (in response to Paul G Elliott)

    There is no such option/setting on an iPhone to determine this. Whether you can view the attachment has more to do with your connection, WiFi or cellular, and the size of the attachment than anything else. There will be a paperclip indicating the message includes an attachment regardless if downloaded with the message or not. When connected to the cellular network, if an attachment is below a designated size the attachment will be downloaded automatically. If over a certain size, you must select the attached file icon in the body of the message to download the attachment. The size limit varies by carrier/provider.


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