Can app auto update if Restriction is set to disable installling & deleting app?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by timidhermit, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. timidhermit macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    I am helping someone to set up an iPhone & iPad for use by an elderly.

    I enabled Restriction so to disable the option of installing or deleting apps (even free apps) from the App Store.

    However, will these settings in Restriction also disable auto-update of existing apps? I have Auto-Update currently enabled.

    Unable to find a consistent answer elsewhere. Tried for over a week but so far I can't tell for sure since the auto-update is silent.
  2. cowfish macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    I know from my children’s tablets with those setting enabled, apps will not auto update. Once every few weeks, I have to allow installing apps and when I open the App Store there will be tons of apps with available updates.

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