iOS keeps automatically updating!

apolloa

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hi, I turned my phone in this morning to be greeted with a message telling me, your iPhone is now updated to 11.2.6

I did NOT tell it to do that, in fact about a couple of days ago I told it to ignore the update and put my pin in.
This is the second or third time I’ve noriced Apple forcing an update to install on my device! How do I stop it doing that? I like to investigate what these updates do first before installing them, more so after the battery throttling issue!

In fact I was under the impression apple did not force updates into your device? Yet they have on my iPhone at least twice now!

Has anyone else noticed this?
 

TimFL1

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You did not ignore the update, the popup you got was about scheduling the update for automatical installation. It should‘ve told you about that in the alerts fine print (tiny font).

I don‘t think there is any cancel alert, only way to cancel is deleting the update file after it has downloaded.

iOS11.2.6 is a security update though that fixes the character exploit, you should update to that anyways.
 

apolloa

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You did not ignore the update, the popup you got was about scheduling the update for automatical installation. It should‘ve told you about that in the alerts fine print (tiny font).

I don‘t think there is any cancel alert, only way to cancel is deleting the update file after it has downloaded.

iOS11.2.6 is a security update though that fixes the character exploit, you should update to that anyways.
That’s changed then, because before you could just click ignore as I did and put your pin in and it would remind you later etc. Can you not set it to remind you again later on now? Only let Apple force the update into your device?
 

Paddle1

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That’s changed then, because before you could just click ignore as I did and put your pin in and it would remind you later etc. Can you not set it to remind you again later on now? Only let Apple force the update into your device?
Entering your passcode is giving permission to install the update, DO NOT enter your passcode if you don't want it to install. Being reminded does not require it. Install Later and Remind Me Later are different. These popups can be tricky.
 

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That’s changed then, because before you could just click ignore as I did and put your pin in and it would remind you later etc. Can you not set it to remind you again later on now? Only let Apple force the update into your device?
It has not changed. Entering your pin is your consent to auto update.
 

apolloa

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Entering your passcode is giving permission to install the update, DO NOT enter your passcode if you don't want it to install. Being reminded does not require it. Install Later and Remind Me Later are different. These popups can be tricky.
I’ll remember next time thanks, but I used to have to enter my pin code to delay the pop up message. I’m certain I did?
 

Paddle1

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I’ll remember next time thanks, but I used to have to enter my pin code to delay the pop up message. I’m certain I did?
There's no delaying the message or setting a reminder, it'll come up again on its own unless you install the update or schedule it to install later on by entering your passcode. Updates always require a passcode for security reasons.

 
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apolloa

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There's no delaying the message or setting a reminder, it'll come up again on its own unless you install the update or schedule it to install later on by entering your passcode. Updates always require a passcode for security reasons.

Yes I clicked on later thinking as you would it would come up with another pop up, but instead it just installed itself, so in effect Apple are forcing their updates on your device now, you simply have a choice of installing now or later.
It used to give you the choice to remind you again later and you would enter your pin for that.
 

ventmore

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When you get to the pin code, just hit the "Remind Me Later" button underneath the pin code as seen in the screenshot.
 
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now i see it

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Always click "Details". Never the other choices. When the details info comes up, just close that window.

It's pointless deleting the update from your device because the moment you're connected to wifi again it will automatically download without your consent.

You'll get another reminder again to update again later that day or the next day for infinity until you do it or until you install a tvOS profile the stop the madness.
 

mariusignorello

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hi, I turned my phone in this morning to be greeted with a message telling me, your iPhone is now updated to 11.2.6

I did NOT tell it to do that, in fact about a couple of days ago I told it to ignore the update and put my pin in.
This is the second or third time I’ve noriced Apple forcing an update to install on my device! How do I stop it doing that? I like to investigate what these updates do first before installing them, more so after the battery throttling issue!

In fact I was under the impression apple did not force updates into your device? Yet they have on my iPhone at least twice now!

Has anyone else noticed this?
Since it asked you for your passcode (consent to update) and you entered it, it scheduled the update for another time.
 

s15119

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This was a security update. I don't understand why you think there is a problem here. If your phone locked up cause some jerk emailed you the wrong characters, you would blame apple. Sorry kids, security upgrades good. Silly whining about them bad. Have a nice day. Go to the beach. Relax. Enjoy, Life is good.
 

Vanilla35

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It is simply the fact of iPad life that everyone should update their iPad to the latest iOS as long as it can take it.
Lol that's exactly how you kill the longevity of your iPad.

The simple fact for me is that once updated beyond 1 iOS iteration from purchase (iOS 10 --> 11) the device itself becomes unusable due to sluggish performance, and needs to be replaced.
 
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Lol that's exactly how you kill the longevity of your iPad.

The simple fact for me is that once updated beyond 1 iOS iteration from purchase (iOS 10 --> 11) the device itself becomes unusable due to sluggish performance, and needs to be replaced.
Going to iOS 11 on an iPad that was designed with iOS 10 originally made it unusable? Certainly seen sluggishness that can affect use come into play about 3 versions later perhaps (and on older devices typically) but not that quickly.
 

Plutonius

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It is simply the fact of iPad life that everyone should update their iPad to the latest iOS as long as it can take it.
I'm staying on IOS 10 on my mini 2 even though it will run IOS 11. My choice not Apples.
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When you get to the pin code, just hit the "Remind Me Later" button underneath the pin code as seen in the screenshot.
Yep and you should always delete the IOS update under settings -> Storage & iCloud.
 
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Going to iOS 11 on an iPad that was designed with iOS 10 originally made it unusable? Certainly seen sluggishness that can affect use come into play about 3 versions later perhaps (and on older devices typically) but not that quickly.
I may have been unclear. I can withstand 1 upgrade. 2 and beyond is too sluggish. I notice slowdown after 1 upgrade, but it's typically more minor. 2 and beyond is not usable to my preferences.
 

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I never want to update my iPhone or iPad when out of wifi range. Doing so on a major update uses lots of cellular data, which in my instance is capped. So I select “remind me later” under the pin panel, ultimately updating when on Wifi. I do agree the prompting ought to be more explanatory.
 

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I may have been unclear. I can withstand 1 upgrade. 2 and beyond is too sluggish. I notice slowdown after 1 upgrade, but it's typically more minor. 2 and beyond is not usable to my preferences.
This was, essentially, what happened with the 9.7 Pro. It came on iOS 9. iOS 10, according to MR members was flawless. iOS 11, not really... I can't say because I have it on iOS 9.3.4
 
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Entering your passcode is giving permission to install the update, DO NOT enter your passcode if you don't want it to install. Being reminded does not require it. Install Later and Remind Me Later are different. These popups can be tricky.
Only if you can’t read.
 
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jonblatho

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Lol that's exactly how you kill the longevity of your iPad.

The simple fact for me is that once updated beyond 1 iOS iteration from purchase (iOS 10 --> 11) the device itself becomes unusable due to sluggish performance, and needs to be replaced.
Really, now? My iPad’s been through iOS 9.x and 10.x, and it is chugging along just fine on the iOS 11.4 betas.
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This was, essentially, what happened with the 9.7 Pro. It came on iOS 9. iOS 10, according to MR members was flawless. iOS 11, not really... I can't say because I have it on iOS 9.3.4
My 9.7” iPad Pro is doing wonderfully on iOS 11. Not sure what’s up with others’ iPads.
 

FeliApple

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Really, now? My iPad’s been through iOS 9.x and 10.x, and it is chugging along just fine on the iOS 11.4 betas.
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My 9.7” iPad Pro is doing wonderfully on iOS 11. Not sure what’s up with others’ iPads.
I just speak on the info I have read here. There were no complaints on the 9.7 Pro on any version of iOS 10. This was not the case on iOS 11.
Your iPad might be working excellently, but apparently not all of them are. On the contrary, I have found no complaints on iOS 10.
 

Vanilla35

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I just speak on the info I have read here. There were no complaints on the 9.7 Pro on any version of iOS 10. This was not the case on iOS 11.
Your iPad might be working excellently, but apparently not all of them are. On the contrary, I have found no complaints on iOS 10.
Anecdotal evidence only goes so far, but it's still telling. Most people are fine with 1 update, and will generally not complain (aside from battery drain, or other update bugs that may be introduced). 2 updates is when you start to see more issues/noticeable slowdowns.

Then again you will also see people every once in a while talking about how their iPhone 5 is doing just fine on iOS 9. I remember my friend a couple years back mentioning how his phone works just the same as normal. He pulled it out, opened up maps, and we waited 4 seconds for it to open up the app (that's just the animation). I was lmao, internally.

Lets not forget how buggy/laggy that spotlight search pulldown was. That's how you could really tell how old your device was. Good times.
 
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Anecdotal evidence only goes so far, but it's still telling. Most people are fine with 1 update, and will generally not complain (aside from battery drain, or other update bugs that may be introduced). 2 updates is when you start to see more issues/noticeable slowdowns.

Then again you will also see people every once in a while talking about how their iPhone 5 is doing just fine on iOS 9. I remember my friend a couple years back mentioning how his phone works just the same as normal. He pulled it out, opened up maps, and we waited 4 seconds for it to open up the app (that's just the animation). I was lmao, internally.

Lets not forget how buggy/laggy that spotlight search pulldown was. That's how you could really tell how old your device was. Good times.
MacRumors' members have nothing but anecdotal evidence. Our own experience is all we can testify to, and ask for. It's not as if Apple will say "Look, I know that iOS 11 works far worse than iOS 10 on the 9.7 Pro, but just LOOK at the features!"
Indeed, some people don't really care and when you tell them: look at this iPhone 6s on iOS 9 I have it's far faster than yours on iOS 11! You compare them directly and they realize, but if you ask them they will say "No, it works just fine for me" because they don't really care about those details.