How to Disable or Enable Automatic App Updates on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
How to Disable or Enable Automatic App Updates on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
How to Disable or Enable Automatic App Updates on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

As smartphone owners, we live in the age of apps where there’s truly an app for any scenario you can think of. That also means most of us have more apps we can keep track of. Thankfully, Apple added automatic app updates to iOS over three years ago, and had it enabled by default, so you wouldn’t have to manually open the App Store, and hit ‘Update All’ regularly.

There are pros and cons to this decision – obviously, you don’t want your apps to be running older versions which might lack features or even stop working. However, automatic updates can mean that your phone eats data and battery power without warning. If you’d rather update your apps on your own schedule, all you need to do is turn off automatic updates. This is what you’ve got to do to set up manual updates:

How to disable automatic app updates on iOS
Go through the following steps to turn off automatic updates on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Swipe up until you find iTunes & App Store.
  3. Under Automatic Downloads, turn off the toggle next to Updates.

That’s all there is to it. If you can’t be bothered to update apps on your own, you can always go the other extreme and make sure you always have the latest version of each app automatically.

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