How to Bypass Mega Download Limit?

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Have you ever encountered an error message saying you have reached your Mega download limit while trying to download a large file? If yes, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll show you a few ways to bypass Mega download limits so that you can download files of any size.


Mega is one of the best cloud storage and file hosting services. However, you can only download or upload up to 5GB of data per day, which means 150GB per month with the Mega free plan. So, if you need to download files larger than 5GB, you will have to wait until the next day. 

First, the MEGA displays a “limited transfer quota” message. If you click on “Continue downloading,” you will bypass this message. As soon as the download limit is reached, the “Transfer quota exceeded” pop-up appears.

But luckily, there are a few different ways to get rid of the MEGA download limit and get download files of any size on Windows 10/11, iPhone, or Android.

Bypass Mega Download Limit

So, let’s see what are the best ways to bypass Mega download limit without further delay!

Ways To Bypass Mega Download Limit

The following are 3 ways to bypass the Mega download limit, so you can download large files without limit restrictions.

Using VPN


Mega tracks your free transfer allowance based on your IP address which means MEGA checks how much data you transfer via your IP address. When it identifies that you have exceeded your transfer limit, it asks you to wait for 2 hours, and this time gets keeps increasing.

By using a VPN, you can hide your IP and many other activities online. It also allows you to browse anonymously. While using a VPN application to bypass the restriction, there are many things you must keep in mind.

If you reach the download limit while downloading a large file or any file which has many folders, you will have to wait for a limit reset, then resume the process of downloading or start again. You will have to start from scratch if you don’t reset the limit.


If you have been using VPN to download small files, or if you have already used your account quota to download a file and now wish to download a different file, simply close the MEGAsync app, re-enable VPN and run the MEGAsync app again.

For users who are going to use a free VPN, we recommend switching to a paid VPN because MEGAsync will try to use all your VPN bandwidth to try and download the file as quickly as possible. Using a free VPN puts some limits on your account. NordVPN is the best VPN service when it comes to paid VPN services.

MegaBasterd – Mega Downloader

There are several tools available for downloading Mega files. There is a command-line tool, but it’s difficult to use. For that reason, we recommend MegaBasterd.

This is an unofficial, cross-platform, open-source downloader and uploader for MEGA files. You can also stream videos with it. You can bypass the MEGA daily download limit using its smart proxy settings. 


Here are the steps that will help you to bypass the “Transfer quota exceeded” error in Mega.

  • First, download the latest Java version for Windows from here and install it on your PC.
  • After that, download MegaBasterd – Mega Downloader from Github. The program is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

You can download the executable file according to your operating system. (I have downloaded the Windows Portable Zip file while testing it on Windows).

  • After downloading the zip file, extract it using WinRar or 7Zip.
  • Now, open the extracted folder, right-click the “MegaBasterd” batch file, and click on Run as an administrator. (Make sure you have Java installed; otherwise, the application will not run.)
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  • It may ask you to create an API key; click NO. (You may violate MEGA terms of use without an API key.)
  • In the file menu, click on the edit and then settings. You can change the download location by clicking change it.
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  • Now scroll down to find “Use SmartProxy” and enable it.
  • To bypass the daily download limit for Mega, you must enter your proxy details. Otherwise, you will not be able to download files larger than 5GB.
  • To get proxy details, go to any free proxy list site. Type “US Proxy List” into Google and open the first result. Copy the proxy details from the site and paste them inside the SmartProxy section.

Proxies are only valid for a certain amount of time; that is why we do not include any proxies here.

  • Now enter the proxy details in the format below. (See the screenshot to understand it better.)
IP Address: Port
  • After you’ve entered the proxy details, click Save.
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Note: You can enter a MEGA API key in advanced settings if you wish. You will find a URL for creating the API key on the advanced settings page. Open the page and click on Create an App. After you fill out the details, you will get the API key. However, you do not need to enter an API key to download files. This is just to make sure you are not violating their terms.

  • Close the settings window. Copy the URL of the MEGA file you wish to download. Copy the root folder link. You can also choose later which file to download.
  • Now select File and then click on the New Download. Paste the MEGA file link here and then click on the Let’s dance, baby button.
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  • Then, select the files you wish to download and click on Let’s Dance, Baby again. If you don’t want to download certain files, you can remove them.
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  • Sometimes downloading may pause, but this is not a problem. It will take a few minutes for your files to download. You should not close the App; if the download has stopped, please wait for a minute.

Cloudflare WARP

Personally, I prefer with WARP by Cloudflare. It’s a publicly accessible DNS resolver operated by Cloudflare, and WARP acts as a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This lets you browse the Internet in privacy. It is free and even ads-free. 

Cloudflare WARP App lets you bypass the download quota once only. This VPN cannot switch locations, as it does not like other VPNs.


Therefore, if the file size is about 10GB, WARP could assist you. Otherwise, you can try any other VPN Service or try the previously mentioned option.

To bypass the Mega download limit using Cloudflare WARP app, follow these steps:

  • First, download and install the Cloudflare WARP app on your PC or computer. (It is available on Android as well as iOS phones.)
  • In the quick launch bar, the WARP icon will appear. Simply click on it, and then click on the switch to connect.
  • Make sure “ with WARP” is selected by clicking on the Settings (gear icon).
  • WARP is connected to the internet at some point. When it gets to 5 GB, it will stop downloading.
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  • WARP is connected to the internet at some point. When it gets to 5 GB, it will stop downloading.
  • If you want to keep downloading, close WARP, disconnect and reconnect the internet. Connect WARp, and it will start downloading again.

JDownloader 2

This is another method similar to MegaBastard which uses the proxy technique to bypass the Mega download limit. The thing you need to take care of is that the proxy you are using should not throw an over-limit error.

So, let’s get started while further ado,

  • First, download the latest JDownloader from this link. And follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
JDownloader 2
  • Now, we need to obtain a few good proxies. To get them, open Google and search “Free US Proxies.” Open a reputed website and grab the IP Addresses and Port numbers.
Proxies are only valid for a certain amount of time; that is why we do not include any proxies here.
  • Now, open settings, go to Connection Manager and add those previously grabbed IP addresses and port numbers here.
JDownloader 2
  • Before starting the process, let’s check the bandwidth usage, and then again, we will check these bandwidth usages after downloading the file; in this way, we can verify whether this process is working or not.
JDownloader 2
  • Now, let’s grab the downloading link of the file. (Right-click on the file and click Get Link)
JDownloader 2
  • Go back to the JDownloader 2 home page and click on the Add New Links button located at the bottom left corner.
JDownloader 2
  • Now, go to the LinkGrabber tab and click on the Start All Downloads button.
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  • Finally, in a couple of minutes (depending on the file size and the internet speed), the file will be downloaded.
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As you can see above, I’ve described 3 ways how to bypass Mega download limit. And I hope that one of the solutions worked for you to fix the MEGA bandwidth exceed error. 

Many users have tested these methods, and they have proven effective. A VPN is a safe and effective way to download as much data as possible.

If you are looking for a more secure way to download large files from Mega, we recommend using a premium account or third-party tool for downloading Mega files available online.

If you have any questions know any other way, then please let us know in the comment section below.


Thanks for reading, and happy downloading!

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