How to download a new iOS update automatically but not install it?

mikapmakinen

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My iPad is automatically downloading new iOS updates but not installing them without my prompt. My iPhone (same iOS in both) doesn't download without my prompt. Thus, updating the iPhone takes a lot longer and needs me to check when the download is done and then prompt the installation. Is there a setting to force/prevent automatic iOS downloads? Note: I'm not talking about a specific App but the iOS itself.
 

TripleOne

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I’ve never seen the option for automatic software updates. It could be that it asked for your permission to download at night with the approval of your passcode/Touch ID. I might be wrong, hopefully someone with more knowledge will reply soon.
 

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If your iPhone is connected to wifi and on charge and not used for a certain time (mostly during your sleep), it starts downloading the iOS update to the device if you haven’t done this already.
This can take up to 7 days before it does this.

But if you’re anything like me and want to install the update as soon as possible, you will have to download the update yourself.
 

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This 7 day bit of info is great, I did not know this. I always wondered why my iOS updates never went through automatically but my wife’s did. I don’t have the patience to wait that long lol.
 

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I never update my iPad until it prompts me and I believe that I have waited a few days longer than 7 days. (Well, except that I ran the iOS 11 beta the last couple of weeks, so I had iOS 11 early and I did check for updates.)

But, yeah, it's usually about a week later that I get prompted. Well, we'll see what happens with iOS 11.0.1...
 

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