How To Disable iPhone OTA Update

OTA stands for Over The Air update which simply means that new software updates are pushed to your device for you to install but in iOS devices, these updates automatically install itself in the background which is not a goos idea for many folks because sometimes, the size of the update is big and it normally slows down the device while the process is ongoing. So to save yourself from this, you need disable OTA on your iOS devices which includes iPads.

OTA updates can be disabled on jailbroken iPhones. All you have to do is install a Cydia repository. For non-jailbroken devices, follow these steps:

✔ First, delete any downloaded update on your phone.
✔️ Go to Settings > General > Storage and iCloud, then tap on Manage Storage. Tap on the OTA update file awaiting installation and then tap Delete.
✔️ Open Safari browser, then go to this GitHub repository:
✔ The website will give you an iOS software profile which you should download and install. This software profile comes from Apple TV OS, and it only has beta updates which won’t be downloaded to an iPhone.
✔️ Once you install the profile, reboot your device and wait. When this is done, you won’t see any update prompts in the Software Update section.

However, if you change your mind and want to get OTA updates after that, simply uninstall the software profile you downloaded.


  1. Whosoever that occupies a prestigious office should also be prepared for the responsibilities that also comes with such office.

    No iPhone user should ever complain of not having money for data.

    Allow the updates to install

  2. iphone users are rich ..............cox is nor made 4 poor people

  3. But why should we disable it I thought its a good stuff to update phone to latest version