Hello, I've updated all of my iOS devices to iOS 7 - except my iPad 3. I want to keep it on 6.1.3. iOS7 automatically downloaded in the background, and it was taking up a lot of space. I've seen a few bits of information on here and the Apple support boards about removing the iOS 7 download. I've just done this on my iPad and it works perfectly. I've now gotten an extra 2GB of space back on my 16GB iPad. I thought I'd make a thread with the complete process that worked for me. Background Information iOS 7 will automatically download on your iOS device if: The device is connected to wifi. The device is plugged in and charging (or charged). There is enough free space on the iOS device to save the update. This procedure involves removing the iOS update, and filling your iPad enough that the automatic download won't start again. Things You'll Need A device running iOS 6. The PC or Mac you sync your iPad to. Enough music or video to fill your device. Backing up your device and deleting the iOS 7 download First, go in to Settings and delete your wireless network. You need to do this, otherwise the iOS device will start downloading the iOS 7 update again right away. To complete this procedure, you need your computer to be able to connect to the internet, but not the iOS device. Now, connect your iOS device to your computer and make sure you click No when it asks you to install iOS 7. Go to the iPad summary screen in iTunes. Make sure it's set to back up to your computer, then click the 'Back Up Now' button to back up your device. Once the backup is complete, open Settings on your iOS device and go to General, then Reset. Choose 'Erase All Content and Settings' and confirm. Part 2: Restoring your backup Now, connect your device to your computer. Open iTunes and restore the backup you made in part 1. Make sure your device isn't connected to wifi, otherwise it'll download iOS 7 again! Once you connect your device to wifi, it'll start downloading iOS7 again if it has enough free space. I'm not sure exactly what the limit is, but I filled my iPad with music and video until there was only 600MB free. It seemed to work for me. Once your device is synced and almost full, now you can connect to wifi again. Now, you'll see that iOS 7 hasn't been downloaded, and Software Update will tell you it doesn't have enough free space to download.