All the Apple’s devices including Mac,iPhone, iPad running iOS 7 or latest are now getting the latest Apps and system updates automatically. It means you don’t need to manually check for updates. Whenever an update becomes available, It will be downloaded and installed automatically. However, If you don’t want auto updates of apps and operating system, you can disable auto updates on iPhone and iPad. This guide explains how to turn off auto update on iPhone and iPad.
Please note it is highly recommended to keep your device’s software up to date to avoid any software bugs and security issues. Every update comes with new features and some bug fixes. Keeping automatic updates turned off for a longer period means your device is more vulnerable to security threats.
How to turn off automatic updates on iPhone and iPad
It is quite easy to turn off auto updates on iPhone and iPad. Just follow the simple steps below.
- From your home screen go to Settings.
- Go to iTunes and App Stores.
- Here you can see “Updates.” Just turn it off, and you are done.
After turning off automatic updates on iPhone and iPad, your apps will no longer update automatically, but still, you can manually update them. To keep your device updated, run this check once in a week.
How to turn on automatic software updates on iPhone and iPad
If you wish to turn on auto updates then just repeat the process above. But this time turn on the updates setting. After this, your device will do a scan and check for any new versions of Apps available in the App Store.It will then update currently installed apps If any new version found.
It is always recommended to delete all unwanted Apps from your device. In this way, you can avoid a lot of Apps update notifications and save your mobile data. Background Apps updates also slow down your mobile.