How to Disable Automatic Updates on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       March 31, 2021      Tutorials iPhone


Your iPhone 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 iPhone to automatically install new software. If that’s the case, you should disable automatic updates on your iPhone.

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

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

  2. Tap General.

    Disable automatic updates on your iPhone

  3. Tap Software Update.

    Disable automatic updates on your iPhone

  4. Tap Automatic Updates.

    Disable automatic updates on your iPhone

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

    Disable automatic updates on your iPhone

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

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