"Download Size Requires Wi-Fi"???

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    Why do I keep getting this message/warning every time I try to download a picture off the web? I never had this issue on my Droid 1. It's annoying, and stupid, considering this phone is supposed to be so much better!

    Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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    In the settings menu, there's something called data saver. It's installed on the 4G phones so you don't go over your cap if you aren't unlimited. You can turn it off.
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    I have data saver off and I still cannot upload vids to YouTube and large games require WiFi as well.
    I understood it with my 3G phones, it would have taken forever for some stuff to finish... but on LTE it should allow it IMO
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    Thanks, I'll give it try.
    Also, regarding the same issue, how do I get rid of the warning symbol from the notification bar? "Clear" doesn't seem to work. The only way I've been able to do it is reboot.

    I apologize to all the Bionic lovers (which includes myself) for sounding like a jerk and blaming the phone in my original post, it was obviously a "stupid user" issue (namely me!), not the phones fault. I gotta learn to be more patient, even at the age of 50!! Lol.
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    I think some of the app developers have yet to catch up to the reality of 4G when it comes to requiring wifi for downloading/uploading. Even the Amazon App Store still requires me to use wifi to download some of their larger apps. Hopefully app devs remove restrictions like these or make their apps recognize a 4G connection.

    I don't mind a warning pop-up about something that's about to use large amounts of data, but preventing access all together is a joke. Especially when my 4G downloads faster than my home wifi.

    :blackdroid:
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just got my Moto Bionic yesterday and it got stuck trying to download an app, waiting for wifi. It was driving me nuts! I spent the better part of last night trying to figure out the issue. Thanks again for your post.
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    I am having this same issue and I can't figure it out. The data saver is turned off and it still will not allow me to upload a video to youtube. Any suggestions?
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