How to Remove Software Update Download from iPhone/iPad

If you are fed up with constant software update download on your iPhone or iPad every morning, here is quick tip to remove/delete the same from your iDevice.

When you receive a single message every day, you are likely to get pissed off with that nasty pop-up. Of late, I have gone through this nightmarish experience, wherein my iPhone constantly asks me for a software update.

Even after updating to the latest iOS version downloaded over-the-air; how irritating it is to get that message every morning! Not anymore. Follow this method to remove a software update download from your iPhone and iPad.

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How to Delete Software Update Download from your iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iDevices

Step #2. Tap on Storage & iCloud Usage.

Tap on Storage & iCloud Usage on iPhone

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Step #3. Now tap on Manage Storage.

Tap on Manage Storage on iPhone

Step #4. Check for the iOS software version in the list and tap on it.

Tap on iOS Version in Storage on iPhoneStep #5. Tap on Delete Update.

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Tap on Delete Update in Storage on iPhone

A menu will swipe up with one option: Delete Update.

Step #6. Tap on Delete Update.

Confirm to Delete Software Update from iPhone

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You will no longer receive that annoying message of software update every morning. Moreover, if you want to update software in the future, all you need to do is:

Launch Settings app → Tap on General → Tap on Software Update.

Now download and install the latest software update on your iOS device.

Recently, the software update has become quite a challenging task as many iPhone & iPad users have faced weird problems viz. wrong iOS version showing up in Software Update on an iOS device, iOS 9 update stuck at Update Requested etc.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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