If you are an app aficionado, you would certainly love this feature of Auto App Update, which has been there since the days of iOS 7. But there is a flip side of the coin. If you have enabled Auto App Updates in your iOS 9 devices like iPhone or iPad, this will drain your battery and data, if you have toggled Use Mobile Data ON in iTunes & App Stores.

So the question arises: why should you disable Auto App Updates on your iOS devices? First off, you can’t be partial to your favorite apps and enable auto updates for a special few. This feature will have a uniform impact on all apps – either you can disable all or enable all. Period.

How to Turn Off Auto App Updates in iOS 9 on iPhone or iPad

Second, not all updates fix the bug and offer you the better versions of their previous avatar. Some updates may deteriorate the performance of apps.

Third, if you like to take control of what you want to download, you should better disable auto app update option.

Now let’s check how you can disable auto app updates in iOS 9 on iPhone/iPad.

This feature is enabled on your iPhone or iPad by default; the following steps will tell you how you can disable the same.

How to Turn Off Auto App Updates on iPhone or iPad Running iOS 9

Step #1. Launch Settings app on iPhone/iPad.

Tap on Settings on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.

iTunes & App Store on iPhone

Below your Apple ID and Password Settings, you can see a section of AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS. There are four options: Music, Apps, Books, and Updates.

Step #3. You can toggle OFF all the four options or manage the options as you wish.

Turn Off Auto App Updates in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

It’s done! Now you have disabled auto app update on your iOS device.

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