How to Stop iPhone From Updating Software Automatically

How to Stop Software Automatic Update on iPhone

iPhone’s operating software is called iOS. When you bought an iPhone, the iOS will be updated by Apple from time to time through an automatic update. This allows Apple to fix any bugs or introduced any new features by upgrading your iOS software. However, if you do not like Apple to automatically update your iOS software, you can always choose to update your iOS manually. 


There are many reasons why you should stop the auto-update function, here are some of the top reasons:-

  1. TO SAVE STORAGE SPACE – If you have been using your iPhone for several years and never change it for a new one, your storage space would definitely not much left. An update of a newer version of iOS would take some space and therefore, you do not want to run out of iPhone storage without you are being aware of it.
  2. TO AVOID ANY DISABLE FUNCTION OR SETTINGS – With newer iOS, it also comes with newer function or settings. If you are one of those who do not like to be surprised at a sudden change in settings and function in the iPhone, it is best for you to decide when you want to update your iOS.

So, if you are interested to learn how to stop this auto-update, here are the steps.

Step 1

In your iPhone, go to “Settings”

Step 2

In the Settings, tap “General”

Step 3

In General Settings, tap at “Software Update”

Step 4

At “Software Update”, scroll down below and tap at “Automatic Updates”

Step 5

Push the button to the left to disable the automatic updates

If you prefer to update your software manually, you can always check your iOS version at “About” here to see if you have the latest version or not

So, there you have it – Five simple steps how you can stop your iPhone from updating automatically. Please leave us a comment below on what are the reasons you would want to disable this auto function.

Please also read our previous article on how to update your iPhone’s iOS.