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Add a download on WiFi only setting for article packs
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NOTE: Supported as a finding from usability testing conducted in T167129
User story

As a data-conscious user, I want to ensure that I'm only downloading articles and article packs using WiFi only.


Currently there is no setting in the app to download data only when on WiFi. This becomes especially problematic when downloading large 'article packs' if a user either (a) does not realise they do not have WiFi on and use a large amount of paid mobile data, (ii) has spotty WiFi so there is partial download using network data.

Proposed solution
  • Add a setting to "Download article packs on Wi-Fi only" which is enabled by default
  • Show a dialog to users if they try to download an article pack not on WiFi advising they must turn this setting off and they may incur the data charges.

Event Timeline

RHo created this task.Aug 16 2017, 1:44 PM
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atgo added a subscriber: atgo.Aug 16 2017, 1:50 PM

Great feature, @RHo. We should be very careful not to accidentally spend
people's data in the background. Data is prohibitively expensive for many
people, especially in our target demographic.

RHo added a subscriber: Dbrant.Sep 18 2017, 11:16 AM

hi @Dbrant - may be worth discussing with @atgo whether this is possible for 'E' release as downloading considerations seem important for NR group.

RHo updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 9 2017, 8:45 PM