How do you pause an Apple update?

Answered by Robert Flynn

To pause an Apple update on your iPhone, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone. It can usually be found on your home screen, represented by a gear icon.

2. Scroll down and tap on “General.” This option is usually located towards the top of the third group of settings.

3. In the “General” settings menu, look for and tap on “Software Update.” This will take you to the section where you can manage your iOS updates.

4. Once you’re in the “Software Update” section, you’ll see an option called “Automatic Updates.” Tap on it to access the settings related to automatic updates.

5. In the “Automatic Updates” settings, you’ll notice a toggle switch next to “Download iOS updates.” By default, this switch is turned on, which means that your iPhone will automatically download and install updates when available.

6. To pause the automatic updates, simply toggle off the switch next to “Download iOS updates.” Once you turn it off, your iPhone will no longer download and install updates automatically.

By turning off the automatic updates feature, you have more control over when and how you update your iPhone. This can be useful if you prefer to wait before installing new updates, or if you have limited data or storage space and want to manage your updates manually.

It’s important to note that while you can pause the automatic download of iOS updates, you will still receive notifications when updates are available. You can choose to install them at a later time by going back to the “Software Update” section in the “Settings” app.

Taking control of your iPhone’s updates can be beneficial in several situations. For example, you may want to avoid updating during an important event or while traveling if you’re concerned about potential compatibility issues or disruptions during the update process.

Additionally, by manually managing updates, you can read about the changes and improvements included in each update before deciding whether or not to install it. This way, you can make informed decisions based on your specific needs and preferences.

Pausing Apple updates on your iPhone is a simple process that allows you to have more control over your device’s software updates.