iPhone X How to stop OTA Update on iPhone?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys I would’ve posted this in the jailbreak thread but it’s not necessarily jailbreaking. My girlfriends iPhone 10 is on 11.2.2 and I don’t want it to update. How do I block ota updates on it? My 10 is on 11.1 and I use Torngat but I don’t think I can use that on hers. Thanks for any help.
     
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    I haven't tried this myself, but I often see advice to install a tvOS profile. I suspect that those magic words in Google will find something :)
     
  3. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I’ll look into that thanks.
     
  4. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    I don’t see how it’s possible to “accidentally” install a OTA update, assuming you have a pin setup for your phone access (along with anything else like TouchID or FaceID). At least on my iPhones and iPad I have to enter the pin before they will even download an update.
     
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    Installing tvos 11 beta profile works in preventing OTA updates.
     
  6. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No man she absolutely hates Face ID so she just slides to unlock.
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    How do I do that?
     
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    You won't unless you jailbreak and trick the OS into thinking it's on the latest release.
     
  8. newellj macrumors 604

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    The screen that Apple puts up is not very clear, but I agree, you can't accidentally update. If you get that screen, *don't* enter your passcode. Touch "later" and then go to Settings and delete the downloaded update, if it's present, so you don't have the equivalent of leaving loaded guns on the kitchen table.
     
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    Her phone is completely unsecured ? Mmmm ok.
     
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    Now you have two reasons to take the drive to the Apple Store in Tulsa.
     
  11. anonymous guy macrumors 6502a

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    You could always go to Storage & iCloud Storage in the settings app and delete the iOS update package. It is only a temporary fix, as the next time you are on wifi for an extended period of time, Apple may attempt to redownload the iOS update.
     
  12. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What are they gonna do for me there? Give me 2 new phones that does the exact same thing?z
     
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    I have. Find the tvOS 11 beta profile and install it on the iPhone. No more updates.
     
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    Actually, installing a tvOS beta profile does not require jailbreak.
     
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    That's quite useful!? Preventing from accidental updates :)
     
  16. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well you don’t have to believe it but she has zero security on her iPhone.
     
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    Didn’t say I didn’t believe it, but I do believe it’s very silly to do that.
     
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    If Face ID doesn’t work very good. And she doesn’t want to have to enter her code everytime. What do you suggest? She used Touch ID but it’s not available on the x. Since Apple wasn’t a good enough company to put it under the display.
     
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    I have no suggestions. It’s like saying she doesn’t want to have to use a key to unlock the door to her house so she has the locks removed from all the doors. Now anyone can enter.
     
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    I personally know two people that do not have passwords on their phones. I was quite shocked when I discovered this. ha
     
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    Two does not equal everyone.
     
  22. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don’t have security on mine sometimes either. And there’s a big difference between locking your doors and your phone. You unlock your door 1-3 times max a day. Phone 50+ and neither she or I wants to have the put code in every time.
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    Who said everyone?? Obviously there’s some people that likes the security and there’s others that doesn’t. If we had Touch ID on our x’s We would use it all the time. Touch ID was great.
     
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    FaceID is superior to TouchID. FaceID is like having a phone that doesn't lock. After using my X for a while I now realize how often the TouchID on my IPA2 fails. It seems like I am constantly putting in my passcode for the IPA2. Touch ID is not great at all compared to FaceID.
     
  24. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok well that’s your opinion. I’m not trying to start an argument I just stated mine and my girlfriends opinion on it. If I got to choose Face ID or Touch ID I’d definitely choose Touch ID without a hesitation. Hell I’d even be willing to pay $100 more for an X with Touch ID.
     
  25. bdobsonca macrumors newbie

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    Going to chime in with another person that likes Face ID. I've found it works at least 99% of the time for me and don't miss touch ID. Not having any form of security on a phone given how much of our lives are on these devices is insane.
     

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