Software update

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  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    hi All

    How can i delete an software update that has been downloaded, but not yet installed?

    Before charging i accidendly left my iPad Air 2 on Wi-Fi, and automatallt began downloading 9.3.1 update.

    Although i have no reason to upgrade yet, i also don't want it to consume space either.

    Is the only way to reset? Which would loose all data?
     
  2. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Don't have an answer to your question BUT I am ticked that Apple was able to PUSH that update onto my iPad and hassles me numerous times a day to install it ... to which I keep saying remind me later.
     
  3. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    There is a way.

    Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud Usage -> Manage Storage (the first one, not iCloud) -> Tap on the update and delete it.

    (Note this is also useful for the situation that occurs whereby a new update is released after another one was downloaded but not yet installed. E.g. I had a device running iOS 9.2. It had downloaded 9.3, however 9.3.1 was available. Deleting the update file is a way to force the device to update to the latest version.)
     
  4. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Hey, thanks. It's gone for now BUT since it PUSHED the update to my iPad once, won't it just do it again?
     
  5. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    As soon as you're on Wi-Fi for an extended period it will re-download unfortunately. So you can either stay off Wi-Fi, or you may be able to block the Apple update servers on your Wi-Fi router. :)
     
  6. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Thanks, again. It just PMO when Apple pushes to my device and I can't turn them off ON the device.
     
  7. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Just update your device, problem solved. I cant think of a reason why you would want to stay on outdated software.
     
  8. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Tell that to the early adopters - such a "marvellous" release this 9.3.
     
  9. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    No problems here on ios 9.3.2
     
  10. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Really, you've already installed the yet to be released 9.3.2 - you must be an insider.
     
  11. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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  13. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Beta is not THE release ... it's still in pre-release.
     
  14. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Why do MR members feel the need to respond to questions by dismissing the endeavour rather than actually helping?
     
  15. Old Skool Gamer Suspended

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    "Fanboys" ...
     
  16. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    How can u delete an update thats not listed?

    Its not an app. And thats all i see in this section.
     
  17. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    If the update file has been downloaded to your device but not yet installed, it will appear on that list.

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    [Image copyright idownloadblog.com]
     
  18. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Ok thanks... Next time i'll make sure i always stick in Airplane mode when charging if i am not ready to update yet. :)
     

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