Prevent iOS From Downloading Updated in The Background

In iOS 14 or later you have the option to prevent iOS from automatically downloading iOS updated in the background

Prerequisites: iOS 14 or later

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 2 minutes

Expected Outcome: iOS will no longer download updates in the background. This can save you bandwidth and battery life on your iOS device

Tools Required: iOS device

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Tap on the settings app from the home screen
    1. Scroll down and tap on "General"
    2. Tap on "Software Update"
    3. Tap on "Automatic Updates"
    4. Toggle the "Download iOS Updates" to the off position as show in the screenshot