How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates on iPhone or iPad

I don’t think you take note of this on your device, automatic update of iOS, some of the software installed will sometime update automatically without your permission. If this has happens to you and want to learn how you can disable automatic updates,then you are at the right place.

This article will be covering be covering guides on how to enable and disable automatic update in iPhone and iPad. So if you use iPad, then you are at the right place to learn new thing about your phone.

At times, auto update could be irritating, especially when your data are going down. It will also slow down your browsing speed as this operation need more data than normal browsing stuff.

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Automatic app updates in iOS is a great setting for people who want to maintain the latest versions of apps on their devices, but who routinely fall behind on manually launching the App Store to install updates directly themselves

For automatic app updates to work on iOS, the iPhone or iPad must be on a newer version of iOS system software, and the device must have an active internet connection, as without internet access the updates won’t be checked or downloaded.

How to Disable Automatic Updates in iOS

To enable or disable automatic operating system updates on iOS, you need to carry out the few steps bellow.

Step 1 ====> Go to the Settings on your phone

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Step 2 ====> Tap General

Step 3 ====> Then tap Software Update.

You will see whether automatic updates are on or off here, then you decide on enable or disable this action. If you don’t see this option, you have not installed iOS 12 yet, the go ahead and install it.

Step 4 ====> To toggle updates on or off, tap Automatic Updates and set the slider to On or Off as shown bellow.

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Updates won’t be installed immediately when they’re available. They’ll be installed at night when you’re connected to a power outlet, so they won’t interrupt you while you use your iPhone or iPad.

How to Enable or Disable Automatic updates of Apps on iPhone or iPad

To enable and disable automatic updates of apps on your iPhone or iPad, the steps are very simple to follow. Everyone with the knowledge of read and tap on the screen can just follow disable or enable any apps you want to stop from auto updates. Here are the steps you need to follow.

Step 1 ====> Now head to the Settings app on iPhone or iPad.

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Step 2 ====> Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store. This is below your Apple ID and Password Settings, you can see a section of Automatic Downloads. There are four options: these are Music, Apps, Books, and Updates.

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Step 3 ====> You can toggle OFF all the four options or manage the options as you wish.

disable automatic updatesIt is now all done! Now you have disabled auto app update on your iOS device. As you can see, the steps are very simple and straight forward to follow.

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