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How to Customize Automatic Updates on iPhone and iPad

The Automatic Updates feature gets background updates to the iPhone and the iPad, making it easy to always live up-to-date. Now, in case you’re iOS 13.6, iPad OS 13.6, or higher, you may personalize how computerized updates are downloaded and installed.

Previously, Apple supplied a single Automatic Updates toggle (which wasn’t enabled by using the default). If you opted-in, your iPhone or iPad would download the latest in the background, and it deploys it overnight if your tool turned into plugged in and charging (after notifying you about it).

But what if you just desired to download the updates, however, didn’t need to install them right away? You’d have to disregard the activates and reminders for updates on an almost day by day basis. And as you might expect, this got quite annoying.

Apple has bifurcated this selection into two unique parts. There’s now a 2nd toggle just for downloading and saving the update for later.

Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad and then go to the “General” section.


Here, choose the “Software Update” option.

Now, tap the “Customize Automatic Updates” option.

First, tap the toggle next to the “Download iOS/iPadOS Updates” option.

Once you do this, a new toggle called “Install iOS/iPadOS Updates” will appear. If you want to automatically install iOS or iPadOS updates overnight, tap the toggle to enable the feature.

Even if you do enable the “Install iOS/iPadOS Updates” feature, you’ll still get a notification before the updates are installed overnight (just like you used to before iOS 13.6).

Now, you can have the best of both worlds. New iOS and iPadOS updates will always be downloaded and ready to go. You can just go to the “Software Update” section and install them whenever you’re ready (without waiting to download them first).

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