Apple - please auto update ONLY when plugged into the charger

djrobsd

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May 2, 2008
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There is no setting for this. You can only turn off auto update over cellular data, but they should make it so you can disable auto update when not plugged in to avoid running down your battery.
 

Armen

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Apr 30, 2013
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There is no setting for this. You can only turn off auto update over cellular data, but they should make it so you can disable auto update when not plugged in to avoid running down your battery.
Updating an app doesn't require a lot of battery power unless you have like 20 apps that need updating at once. The limit of the update is still 100MB over cellular so it's not like you're going to update a 1.2GB game that would definately use a lot of battery.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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May 18, 2012
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There is no setting for this. You can only turn off auto update over cellular data, but they should make it so you can disable auto update when not plugged in to avoid running down your battery.
I agree with this completely and fed it back during the Beta. I only switch on the feature when I'm charging and off again straight afterward.

I'm surprised Apple didn't include this option in iOS 7.
 

HofstraJet

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Oct 10, 2014
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There is no setting for this. You can only turn off auto update over cellular data, but they should make it so you can disable auto update when not plugged in to avoid running down your battery.
Looks like that's how it works by default in iOS9 and you can't change it back. Is it that hard to make this a setting to keep everyone happy?
 

camner

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Jun 19, 2009
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Looks like that's how it works by default in iOS9 and you can't change it back. Is it that hard to make this a setting to keep everyone happy?
I agree. This drives me nuts! I don't need to recharge my iPad but about once a month and would love to update apps without having to plug the iPad in (I don't even keep my charger that handy since I use it so rarely)