How to switch on Automatic iOS and App Updates for Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

As of September 2017 there is no way of automatically installing updates for the operating on (, etc) but it can be done on OSx (Macbooks, iMacs etc)


For now, keep an eye on the “Settings” icon on your iPhone or iPad and if it has a number in the top right corner, an update is required. Click on :

“Settings” > “General” > “Software Update”

However, can be automatically updated on iPhones and iPads. Click on

“Settings” > “ & App Stores”

Under “Automatic Downloads” switch on “Updates”


Also See the following:

Are your Apple Devices up to date?

How to update Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

How to update Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook

Why do I need to keep updating my iPhone, iPad, Apps and Apple OS?

Apple Devices don’t get Viruses….. do they?

How to switch on Auto OSx and App updates for iMac/Macbook

How to switch on Auto iOS updates for iPhone and iPad

Backing up iPhone or iPad using iCloud

Backing up iPhone or iPad using iTunes on a Mac or a PC

Backing up a PC, iMac, Macbook, Macbook Air and Mac Mini


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