iPad continuing to ask for iOS updates

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FrozenInferno, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2013
    I have a first generation iPad mini that is running 9.2.1, and lately it's been nagging me to upgrade to 9.3.1 with a pop up window multiple times a day. I don't remember an iOS device nagging for an update like this aggressively before, is there any way to stop the constant update requests? This is an older iPad and I'm reluctant to slow it down more and more with newer iOS updates. I'm starting to understand how Win10 users feel.
  2. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
  3. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
  4. Heat_Fan89 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2016
    I found a 100% workaround to that problem but it may require doing an erase all data and starting over. Once you activate your iPad Air, turn it off for 14 days and the "phone home feature" times out.

    I've done this on every iPad I've owned an it never bugs you about updating. In fact you'll never see the update badge pop up even if you go an manually have it check for a new software release.
  5. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
    That's an interesting idea. I'm skeptical this works but I'm definitely willing to try a variation on this by:
    * blocking the update server domains at the router
    * deleting the update on the iPad
    * waiting 14-30 days, then re-enabling the update servers
    * see if it comes back
  6. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    My iPad mini runs exactly the same on 9.3.2 (and the same as 9.3.1) as it did on 9.2.1. You'll be fine to update.
  7. Heat_Fan89 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2016
    That probably won't work but it's worth a try as it's being generated by iOS on the iDevice side. Once the phone home feature is enabled, especially after an iOS reformat or update it will continue to check much like iTunes when it goes online. By turning off the device I have found that, that particular features just times out.

    My results have been spot on 100% of the time and has worked since iOS 5.1.1

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