A legitimate concern among those who use outdated iOS & iPadOS versions in an attempt to keep jailbreakable or exploit-susceptible firmware on their device is the risk that Apple’s over-the-air updating mechanism might automatically try to force a software update.
If you’ve just used the Dopamine tool to jailbreak your A12-A15 device running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1 or the palera1n-c tool for A9-A11 iOS & iPadOS 15.0-16.x devices, then it’s going to be very important that you don’t update your device’s software so that you maintain your jailbreak.
If you’re one to stay on the lowest possible firmware and avoid software updates because you’re hopeful that a jailbreak could eventually come for your iPhone or iPad, then you’ve proven your wisdom. But that won’t stop a badge from appearing on your Settings app at some point after your device learns that it has a pending software update.
Your iPhone and/or iPad can perform over the air (OTA) software updates automatically during the night while you're sleeping, so long as it’s connected to a power source and you've given it permission first. While this feature is incredibly convenient for anyone who doesn’t have the time to wait for software updates during the day, it can sometimes be problematic.
There are all kinds of error messages that might pop up, but one of the more common messages you may come across, especially on iOS 10 devices, will look a lot like the one you see above. In this piece, we’ll talk about troubleshooting steps you can take to fix various types of similar error messages once and for all and get your device up to date.
Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1.1, a minor update for all iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads with bug fixes.
Apple has released a small update for compatible iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads on Friday dubbed iOS 10.0.2 that fixes a handful of small bugs introduced with the initial release of iOS 10.
Apple released iOS 10 to the public Tuesday afternoon, and as you can imagine, many people raced to download the update as soon as it came out.
Unfortunately, it didn't go as smoothly for some people and left many people with error messages preventing them from using their devices.
iOS can download and install updates without the need to connect to iTunes; this is known as Over-the-Air (OTA) updating.
When you have an OTA update waiting for you, your Settings app typically gets a red badge and iOS will constantly nag you about software updates. The thing is, not everyone always wants to install Apple's updates.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to disable requests for iOS updates on your iPhone or iPad. This trick will also remove the nagging badge on the Settings app.
Apple has officially pulled the plug for signing iOS 9.3.1 on Friday.
The change means iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can no longer downgrade to iOS 9.3.1 via iTunes and will now be forced to install iOS 9.3.2 upon any attempts to restore their devices.
If you're a developer who doesn't already have your iPhone on a developer seed, then updating to the latest iOS beta means going through iTunes to accommodate the update.
While going through iTunes is the traditional manner for facilitating updates, it's antiquated, and largely unnecessary from a technical perspective. Wouldn't it be much better if you could upgrade to a developer seed without needing to connect to iTunes?
That's the basic premise behind the new Configuration Profiles released by Apple alongside iOS 9.3. These profiles essentially allow you to take a shortcut directly to the beta seed path without needing to touch iTunes. If you've ever upgraded an Apple Watch, or used a Public Beta, then you're already familiar with the process.
I'm not sure if I accidentally initiated the download or if it happened automatically, but I have the latest iOS over-the-air update stored on my device. If the storage space used isn't anything to worry about, what bothers me the most is that my iPhone now prompts me every morning to install that update, something I don't want to do or be reminded of at this time.
Deleting an over-the-air update downloaded to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is an easy thing to do. If you want to regain a few MB of storage, or if, like me, you don't like to be asked to install that update every day, follow these simple directions.
iOS 9 is now officially out, and it brings with it a whole slew of new features. If you own an eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download an install iOS 9 right now.
In many cases, especially with the latest iPads, iOS 9 can make you feel like you have a brand new device. In this post, we'll show you which devices are eligible to be updated, as well as how to update.