How to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad

Apps on your iPhone or iPad update automatically overnight when they are to power and a Wi-Fi network by default. It is a useful feature that ensures your apps are updated to the latest version. However, it can cause some hassle if you decide you do not like an updated app since there is no simple way to roll back an app update on iOS. Here’s to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad to make sure that does not happen to you.

How to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad

Learn how to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on App Store. How to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad
  3. From the Automatic Downloads section, tap on the toggle next to App Updates. How to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad

How to manually update apps on iPhone and iPad

Even if you have turned off automatic updates, you will still have to update apps like WhatsApp or Messenger that might stop working if you are not updated to the latest version. Here’s how to manually update apps on iPhone and iPad.

  1. Launch the App Store. 
  2. Tap on the profile icon at the top right-hand corner of the interface. How to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad
  3. Scroll down and tap on the update button next to whichever app you want to update. How to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad

We hope this guide helped you learn how to disable automatic app updates on iPhone and iPad. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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