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Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 26, 2020 12:06PM
I know that some of you don't care, and that some of you even install beta operating systems. If so, this is not for you.

Yesterday, I picked up my phone, and it was warm even though I hadn't been using it. There was a message saying that my phone had been updated to iOS 13.6.1

While I most likely would have done this anyway, AAPL changed my preferences (without my permission) after I last manually updated to I believe it was 13.6

I like to wait until after all the "early adopters" have installed something before I make the plunge. That's just me. If it's you too, make sure after any iOS update that you check your automatic update preferences.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 26, 2020 12:07PM
....first thing I do on all Apple products.....but the update reminders, especially on Apple TV, are relentless......



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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 26, 2020 12:18PM
I turn WiFi off on my phone whenever I plug it into a charger just so iOS doesn't even download an update that I'm not interested in. I haven't found a way to prevent the background downloads when charging with WiFi on. By not downloading, it prevents the accidental install from hitting the wrong choice when the nag screen comes up.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 26, 2020 12:25PM
I got a notification the other date saying my 'Phone would 'update tonight'.

Now, updates don't bother me and I usually do them immediately on their release.

I've only been burned, very slightly, and a second, subsequent update set all right.

But I don't like the auto update bit, one bit.

It started for me with 13.x.

I've never had an auto update before that.

So I've turned it off and am happy again.

I'll update manually in a bit. LOL





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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 26, 2020 12:30PM
I auto update all my idevices. I never auto update my macs.



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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 26, 2020 03:14PM
I noticed the same "Will Update Tonight" message the other day. After I cursed, I realized I did have a way to say 'No' and to turn off Automatic Download and Automatic Update. Did that and now I can wait until I'm ready.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: rz
Date: August 26, 2020 04:43PM
I'm still on iOS 10.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: fauch
Date: August 26, 2020 04:58PM
That is one of the very few benefits of not having WIFI at home. I couldn't auto update even if I wanted to. I can't even MANUAL update, because Apple decided that my (for all intents and purposes) unlimited data is insufficient and instead I need to pay the phone/cable company more money so that I can download their updates...
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 26, 2020 05:00PM
Still on 12.4.1, I don’t like to be a Guinea pig even after Apple did “testing in the wild”.
Going to update to 13.6.1 soon.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 26, 2020 08:44PM
What really irritates me on my old 6+ ... even with wireless turned off and Automatic Updates turned off, Apple is pushing updates somehow.




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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: datbeme
Date: August 26, 2020 11:21PM
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bazookaman
I auto update all my idevices. I never auto update my macs.

Same here.

Well, I sometimes disable it on my Apple TVs so it doesn't try to update just as we are sitting down to watch something. Murphy's Law.

The annoying thing about the latest iOS update was that I kept getting notices saying it was postponed because I wasn't plugged into a power source overnight. First world problem I guess…I often don't bother to charge my phone overnight when the battery lasts so long. That, and I don't really go anywhere during the day. eye twitch smiley
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 26, 2020 11:24PM
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PeterB
What really irritates me on my old 6+ ... even with wireless turned off and Automatic Updates turned off, Apple is pushing updates somehow.
Yes, they push the update to your phone without permission. It waits in the background and annoys you to update every so often. My phone started rebooting instead of showing me the update trick/request. Need to reinstall 12.4.1 and if that doesn’t fix the problem, FINALLY updating.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 27, 2020 07:19AM
If you fill up your phone storage enough then it won't have sufficient space to update, ever! HAHAHA.
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Re: Check to make sure your iPhone isn't set to do automatic updates
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 27, 2020 11:37PM
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mikebw
If you fill up your phone storage enough then it won't have sufficient space to update, ever! HAHAHA.
It will just cause random restarts or freeze on boot. smiley-laughing001
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