Why is my iPhone/iPad not auto-updating?

You probably thought that by simply switching your iPhone and iPad to Automatically install updates would ensure that the updates would just happen in the background without you needing to keep an eye on them?

WRONG

In Settings goto General

Allow Apps to Request to Track

then General >> Software Update

auto updating

Auto updates need to be “On”

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Check that both buttons are green

ios auto updating

Also note the wording…..

“Your iPhone must be charging and connected to Wi-Fi to complete the update”

On an iPhone, updates will only occur if the phone is charging and on Wi-Fi

The iPad is slightly different

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ipad os auto updating

An iPad also needs to have at least a 20% charge before an update will occur.

Summary

iPhone

To and auto iOS updates the following has to be in place:

  1. You MUST be connected to
  2. You MUST have the iPhone connected to POWER

Only with the above conditions met, will the update commence.

iPad

To download and auto iPadOS updates the following has to be in place:

  1. You MUST be connected to WIFI
  2. You MUST have the iPad connected to POWER
  3. You MUST have at least 20% battery power in the iPad

Only with the above conditions met, will the update commence.

 

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