How to Disable Auto App Update on iOS, iPhone and iPad


Although, iOS is a quite different operating system for mobile but some features are always same in all the other OS as well. For example, the auto app updates. Whenever, you install an app on your iOS device, it gets stored in the list which will be used to update apps automatically. This particular feature has an advantage as well as disadvantage.

The advantage is you do not have to worry about updating your apps whenever a newer version launches. You do not have to take care of this thing. You do not have to go through so many options in order to update an app that has a newer edition. That implies it saves your valuable time.

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However, the same thing has a disadvantage. The disadvantage is App Store will not ask you for any permission to update your installed apps. That means, whenever it finds an update, it will update your app immediately. This is absolutely fine when you are using unlimited connection, which is not very common. That means, if you have a limited bandwidth, you may get some problems if your apps get updated automatically without notifying you. All of your data may be gone within few minutes if App Store starts updating all the apps.


The disadvantage seems bigger than the advantage of updating iOS app automatically. Therefore, if you want to disable auto app update on iPhone or iPad, here is a solution. You do not have to install any other third party software as the settings come as in-built on any iOS device. No matter, how many apps you have installed on your iOS device, but you can certainly turn off auto app update without utilizing any third party app.

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Disable Auto App Update on iOS

This is very easy and not much time consuming as the corresponding feature comes with iOS device. Therefore, at first, open Settings and got o iTunes & App Store settings.

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Here, you can find four different options under AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS. Just toggle all the buttons to turn off everything.

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There is no need to turn on anything under Automatic Downloads. That’s it! You have done.

Nevertheless, one thing you should know about this setting on iOS. This is not possible to turn those things off when Low Power Mode is on. Therefore, at first, you have to check whether your Low Power Mode is on or off. If it is turned on, do follow these steps to disable it. Open Settings and go to Battery settings. Here, you can find the corresponding option to turn off Low Power Mode.

At the same time, you can use Siri to turn off Low Power Mode.

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