The automatic system update feature was first introduced in earlier versions of iOS. As soon as a new version of a iOS is released, the system could downloads and installs it without asking for user permission. Automatic updating is very convenient, since you do not need to constantly perform the same procedure.

If desired, the user can enable the ability to automatically update. This is pretty simple. This is what will be discussed in this article.

How to Enable iPhone Automatic Updates Feature in iOS?

On a device with iOS 12 and later or iPadOS, you can set up iPhone or iPad auto updates. To enable automatic updating, do steps below:

  • Go to Settings -> General
How to Turn On iOS Automatic Updates?
  • Find section “Software Update”;
How to Turn On iOS Automatic Updates?
  • Then enable “Automatic Updates”.
How to Turn On iOS Automatic Updates?

Your device will automatically upgrade to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. Now when you connect your smartphone to Wi-Fi, applications will be automatically updated, and you won’t have to think about the safety of mobile traffic again.

Note: Automatically updates iOS when you connect your iPhone or iPad to a charger.

How do I update iOS 13 on my iPhone? You can find answer here: What iPhone and iPad Could Upgrade to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13?


In general, automatic updating is a pretty useful thing, but sometimes it complicates the user’s life. As a rule, in new versions, application creators eliminate shortcomings of previous releases, but sometimes updates still contain bugs that can worsen the iPhone or iPad.

It’s the best time to ask questions and give us your feedback in comments.


Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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