Everytime there is a new iOS version it notifies the user automatically to download it. The user has the option to postpone the update for 24 hours or to schedule it for a different date. Knowing that there are users who do not want to install the update at all it is important to know how to disable unwanted software notifications.
If you do not want to install a specific update but Apple constantly sends you reminders and notifications unless you do it, then you probably have thought that it may be good idea to stop the iOS software notifications from showing up once and for all.
Can you stop the Update Notifications on iPhone?
There isn’t a specific method that allows you to disable the specific iOS software updates from bugging you, but there are a few tactics that can help you deal with these reminders and prevent them from appearing on your device.
Every tactic is different and it depends on how far you want to go. You can go as far as to remove the update, to submit to it, postpone it or go as extreme as to block the server.
Postpone the update
You can try to solve the issue of getting to many update notifications by choosing to postpone the update. You can do this by simply selecting “Later” when an iOS Software Reminder Shows up and after that select “Remind me later”. This will not turn the reminders off, but it will postpone them for later.
Note that this option works only for 24 hours and you will have to do these selections on regular basis.
Turn of the Wi-Fi and delete the Software update
By doing this, all the update reminders will stop showing up, however the price for this will be disabling the WI-Fi connection. And once you turn on the Wi-Fi again, the notification will appear again.
To do this, follow these instructions:
- Go to Settings – General
- Choose Storage and iCloud Usage
- Now navigate to Manage Storage
- Find the iOS update you want to stop and press on it
- Now select Delete Update and confirm
- In order to make sure that the software does not download the update again, turn of the Wi-Fi
You can later install the update again by simply going to Settings-Software Update, or by simply enabling the Wi-Fi. Once you connect to a Wi-Fi the software reminder will popup and you can press on it to download it.
Block specific Apple Update domains
Another way to prevent the annoying notifications from showing up is to block certain domains on gateway or the router which your device uses when connected to the internet. Still, note that this method may lead to unwanted consequences and may forcefully stop software updates for all Apple devices which you use until you reverse the process.
Disable these domains
It is very important that you set up these domains on your own but at the same time you should know that this is not recommended to do unless you really know what you are doing. This approach is recommended only for advanced users, network or system admins that have the knowledge about what this actually is.
Download the Update
Perhaps the best option is to simply download the update. Just remember to back up the entire data on your iOS device to make sure that everything will be safe.
Normally it is recommended that you install the newest iOS software updates always, but when there are times when you simply cannot do it or when you need to use your mobile data to download the update then perhaps one of these methods will help you out.