Apple’s New M1 iPad Pro Can Download iPadOS Updates Over 5G

Apple’s new M1-powered iPad Pro has been on sale for a few days now and the company has updated a support document that explains what control people have over when 5G is used, and by how much data.

According to that new support document, a 5G-enabled M1 iPad Pro can download entire iPadOS updates without having to be connected to WiFi.

The support document explains that the new 12.9-inch and 11-inch M1 iPad Pro can use cellular data for different tasks, including watching high-definition Apple TV content as well as downloading software updates.

“These include higher-quality FaceTime, high-definition content on Apple TV, Apple Music songs and videos, and iPadOS updates over cellular. This setting also allows third-party apps to use more cellular data for enhanced experiences. This is the default setting with some unlimited data plans, depending on your carrier. This setting uses more cellular data.“

In its default state, an iPad Pro will not allow any of this to happen, but users can select to “Allow More Data on 5G” within the Data Mode settings should they wish to. Users will continue to have access to the Low Data Mode option, preventing some apps from running amok with limited data caps.

Apple’s new iPad Pro is the first to use the M1 chip and it’s already proving to be super fast, with the fancy new mini-LED screen also popular among early adopters.

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