Is Apple going to force me to download iOS 10 if I'm on 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by janeauburn, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    I hated the way Apple pretty much forced me to update to each new release of iOS 9 by pestering me anew every day, with no way to "cancel the friggin reminder forever" button.

    Will the same thing happen with iOS 10? Getting tired of this crap. It's this stuff that will make me look seriously at Android.
  2. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    With the number of hackers out there, I always update for security reasons anyway. One of the reasons I'd never consider an Android device that wasn't Nexus (or whatever they're going to call the programme next).

    I can't see Apple changing anything on their upgrade reminder policy.
  3. UAV macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2015
    if you don't update, eventually apple will show up at your door with guns drawn, even tho you paid for the phone it's still there's.....j/k of course.
  4. Ternary macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2015
    Apple won't force you to download iOS 10 if you don't connect your iOS 9 device to the Internet.

    Apple will download, but not install iOS 10 if you keep your iOS 9 device connected to the Internet. You can always remove the download from your device and install alternate profiles to prevent this from happening again.
  5. chatbr macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2015
    I am pretty sure this has been discussed a million times. No one is forced to update, but Apple will nag you about it everytime after its already downloaded. If you delete the download from your iDevice it will stop nagging you for a while, but it can redownload sometime. Best way to avoid this is to install the TvOS profile on your iPhone and you wont ever receive any updates anymore.
  6. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    No, I still have an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2 still in regular use, and know a couple iPhone 5C owners that don't have enough free space that are still stuck on iOS 8.

    You can deny it, and when it downloads itself you can go to the storage usage section in the settings app and delete the downloaded update.
  7. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    What's an alternate profile?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2016 ---
    What's a TvOS profile and where do I get it? And how do I install it? Jeez, the mysteries.
  8. chatbr macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2015
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  10. entropi macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    ...and what do you use to install profiles? Apple configurator.
    ...and what refuses to work with anything but the latest version of iOS? Apple configurator.

    (You can probably use other tools than configurator, but I have only used configurator and it is even more annoying than iOS itself when it comes to forced updates. You must update and slow down your unit, that's the whole plan. Sorry for ranting, I'm just an old macuser who is used to have a little bit more control over the hardware I bought, pop ups, reminders and updates...)
  11. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Holy cow, that is just ridiculous. I thought Apple was supposed to make things easy. Outrageous! Piece of you know what.
  12. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Done with MacRumors, the trolls have won
    They do make most things easy, including keeping your device up to date. Most people value a device that has the latest features and is as safe from hackers as possible. Heck, Ars Technica did a quick test on the oldest devices that iOS 10 supports and iOS 10 performs just as well on those devices as iOS 9 did- so even older devices are worth updating.

    Of course, you may have some good reasons to not update. If you consistently find yourself not wanting to update your devices, Android is definitely better for you.
  13. janeauburn thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Safe from hackers? Yeah, right. The media has got you by the short hairs. Name one person whose phone was "hacked." LOL
  14. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Done with MacRumors, the trolls have won
    Not very many, that's for sure. Why? Because smartphone operating systems are built around security, and that security is getting better and better. By updating, you take advantage of that increased security.

    After all, it's not like smartphones aren't the place where people store most of their personal data.
  15. mthomas184 macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2016
    Here you go. Ill start you on your journey.
  16. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    Apple won't force you to update.However, some apps that you are using in your phone may require iOS 10 to update it . That's is a indirectly way that apple force you to update to the latest iOS
  17. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    They will eventually stop signing iOS9.
  18. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    If by force you mean Apple putting a gun to your head to download ios10, no they won't
  19. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    True. You never have to worry about updates with Android. :D
  20. Casfin macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2016

    LOL....Samsung ships brand new flagship phones with old OS versions for crying out loud/
  21. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2014
    Sort of connected to this topic: we have two iPads in the family that cannot be updated to iOS 10. Not out of choice but because Apple say so (iPad 2 and iPad 3).

    Firstly, will these iPads keep getting reminders to update even though they can't, or is the system smart enough not to do that?

    Secondly, once Apple stop signing iOS 9 what happens to these older devices if they ever need restoring via iTunes for some reason? Which in the case of a big problem usually downloads the latest version of the OS and reinstalling.

    And no, replacing these iPads is not an option right now.
  22. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    (1) No reminders or auto-downloads and (2) Apple has not stopped signing any final version for a particular device yet.
  23. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2014
    Cheers. Not had this happen before so wasn't sure how it worked. Not too bad for the wife but my Mum would drive me crackers if she kept getting nagged to download something I've told her she can't download :D

    Shame we've got a few devices this time falling off the update train. Two iPads, a MacBook Pro, and we have iPhone 5 in the mix that will probably get dropped next year:(

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