Block updates ideas (iOS firewall?)

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by jago25_98, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. jago25_98 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2017
    At some point I'm going to have to block updates as otherwise the phone will slow much as has happened with my iPad in the past and unable to jailbreak to fix it. So I need to get control and stop apple from breaking it... How do i prevent that update nag?

    Some people block the apple update server on their WiFi spot but I wondered if this could be done on the phone itself without a jailbreak?

    Alternatively perhaps I could jailbreak just to kill the update nags and then un-jailbreak / not actually use the jailbreak.
  2. cswifx Suspended


    Dec 15, 2016
    No, you can't block Apple update servers device-wide. If you're on a jailbreakable version of iOS, you can probably jailbreak it and break OTA updates (not recommended, jailbreaking opens security holes on your device).
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Don't think Apple would allow this as this is their main market point.
    Plus, it is pretty darn difficult to prevent iOS from checking updates in a wifi network because you don't have control of all wifi.
  4. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    ...just install the tvos config file and no more updates
  5. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    I think you can deal with "slowness" to continue getting the necessary security updates. Just because you have never been compromised doesn't mean you never will be!
  6. Audigy macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2012
    You have several options do block OTA updates/downloads in iOS:

    • You can install the tvOS beta profile;
    • You can use a proxy configuration file(with the .js extension) with this content:
    function FindProxyForURL(url) {
       if (shExpMatch(url, "*://*") || shExpMatch(url, "*://*")) {
       return "PROXY";
    return "DIRECT";

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