Just a short while back you started updating software on your iPhone. Suddenly, your eyes spot the large size of the file and the amount of time you have to wait for it. You realize it’s not worth your time and wants to cancel iOS software update while it’s downloading on your iPhone or iPad.
Not just you, most of us have gone through this situation where we think it’s better to stay back. Even though Apple doesn’t offer a quick button to stop an iOS update that’s already in progress, it’s easy to postpone it. Let me walk you through the steps!
How to Cancel an iOS Software Update That Has Already Started Downloading
Step #1. Assuming; you are downloading the latest software update on your iPhone or iPad.
Now, launch Settings app and hit General.
Step #2. Tap on iPhone/iPad Storage.
Step #3. Next, scroll down to the latest iOS version and tap on it.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Delete Update.
Step #5. Tap on Delete Update again in the popup to confirm that you want to remove the software update from your iOS device.
Later, if you want to go for the software update, simply head over to Settings → General → Software Update. Then, download and install it as usual.
With iOS 12, Apple has introduced an option to auto-update software. It has both upsides and downsides. If you don’t find it helpful, you can choose to turn it off as well.
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