If you’re not keen on your iPhone 11 automatically downloading software updates, you can turn them off with a few simple steps. This helps save battery drainage and mobile data while still keeping your phone running at its best.
To disable automatic app updates, go to Settings and tap the App Store. Then, move the Download iOS Updates slider to off/white.
1. Go to Settings
If you have an iPhone 11, there are a number of different settings that you can adjust on the device. You can make changes to things like ringtones, app shortcuts, or even how your phone operates.
The Settings app is one of the most important applications on an iPhone because it allows you to make a lot of changes and adjustments to the way that your device works. It also lets you find information about your device and can even uninstall certain apps.
There are a few ways to go to the Settings app on an iPhone 11. The easiest way is to simply tap the Search button at the bottom of your home screen and type “settings” into the search field. Once you’ve typed it in, the Settings app should appear under top hit.
2. Tap General
Automatic updates can be helpful, but they can also cause problems. Some iOS users have reported that their phones start to drain their batteries quickly, while others are having trouble with random app crashes or sluggish performance. If you’re one of those people, turning off auto updates on your iPhone may be just what you need to fix the issue.
To turn off auto updates, you need to open the Settings app on your device and scroll down to the General section. You’ll see a button that says “Automatic Updates,” and tapping it will enable a toggle switch that you can turn off if you want.
Once you’ve turned off auto updates, your iPhone will only download and install software updates when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, or when you have enough data left on your mobile data plan. You can turn this off again later if you decide you’d like to have your iPhone automatically install software updates in the future.
3. Tap Software Updates
Many people are not happy about having their iPhone download software updates automatically without any kind of notice or consent. This can cause a number of issues, and if you’re not a fan of the nags and reminders that can come with it, there are some ways to stop this from happening.
One way to do this is by tapping Software Updates in the Settings app. This will open a menu where you can choose which types of updates you want to enable or disable.
Automatic software updates can be a good thing, since they keep your device updated with the latest versions of your apps and other software. This can make your experience on your iPhone easier, as well as ensuring it stays secure from malware and other viruses. However, it can also be a headache when you’re constantly getting notifications for new updates, especially if they’re causing your phone to lag or crash.
To turn off automatic updates, simply tap the toggle switch next to Download iOS Updates so it’s in the green OFF position. This will prevent your phone from downloading the updates over Wi-Fi and will also stop it from installing them overnight.
In addition, you can also tap the toggle button for Install iOS Updates to prevent it from downloading over Wi-Fi as well. If you do this, you’ll still get a notification when the update is ready to install and your device must be charging and connected to Wi-Fi in order to complete it.
If you’re worried about your data plan, this can be a helpful option for reducing the amount of data that your device uses. However, you’ll need to remember that if the app is larger than 100MB in size, your carrier may charge you for it.
4. Tap Updates
When you have the Automatic Updates setting turned on, your iPhone will automatically download and install updates overnight. It’s a great way to make sure that you have the latest versions of apps and iOS.
But, there are times when you may not want auto updates to download and install on your iPhone. This is especially true if you have limited cellular data each month or if you don’t want to drain your battery as you update your apps.
You can turn off auto updates on your iPhone 11 by tapping the Settings app. You’ll find the Automatic Updates switch in the General menu, under Software Updates.
Once you’ve tapped that, you can toggle the switch on or off to select whether your iPhone should download and install updates over Wi-Fi or mobile network. You’ll also find a toggle to switch off auto downloads using cellular data, which is useful for when you don’t want to use a lot of cellular data or are running low on data.
Note that when you turn on the Auto-Updates feature, your device will also download and install any Rapid Security Responses, which can deliver important security improvements faster than regular updates. These aren’t recommended for everyone, but if you’re an especially heavy user of your device, they can be a lifesaver when an app or the OS is found to have a security vulnerability that could put your data at risk.
If you turn off the auto-updates feature on your iPhone 11, you’ll still get alerts from the App Store when new versions of iOS or iPadOS are released, but they won’t be nagging notifications that tell you to update your apps. You can delete those alert windows from Storage & iCloud Usage to prevent them from popping up in the future.