How to Disable Automatic Updates on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       April 1, 2021      Tutorials iPad


Your iPad is designed to keep itself up-to-date. It automatically checks Apple’s servers for new software updates, and it tries to automatically install new updates when they become available. But sometimes you don’t want your iPad to automatically install new software. If that’s the case, you should disable automatic updates on your iPad.

Here’s how to disable automatic updates on your iPad:

  1. From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap Software Update.

    Disable automatic updates on your iPad

  4. Tap Automatic Updates.

    Disable automatic updates on your iPad

  5. Tap the Install iOS Updates switch so it’s in the off position. This will prevent your iPad from automatically installing software updates.

    Disable automatic updates on your iPad

That’s it! You’ve successfully disabled automatic updates on your iPad.

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