How to Stop iOS 13/12 Update Download Notifications on iPhone

Every few days I get a notification that an iOS 13 beta is available for update but I want to keep iOS 11 on my iPhone 7 as long as possible. Is there any way to turn off this notification? Thank you. P.S. I don't want iOS because of the problems that some other people are experiencing.’

iPhone users must always encounter such a situation: When you get used to the current iOS version, a message box pops up reminding you to update software. Unfortunately, Apple has not given much thought for users who are not willing to update the iOS system in real time, there is no "Never Remind" options available. As a result, users are harassed by the update notification every day. There is no other way but tick ‘Remind Me Later’. It will become worse if you accidentally press the wrong button. You may want to stop iOS 12 or iOS 13 beta update notifications on iPhone. Read on to find out what you can do.

1. Turn Off Automatic Updates

‘Automatic Update’ feature on iPhone enables the automatic app updates on iPhone whenever a new version is developed and released. Thus disable the Automatic Update’ option will work for turning off iOS update notification. Follow the procedures below to stop the future updates:

Step 1. Go to Settings on the device.

Step 2. Scroll down and select “iTunes & App Stores”.

Step 3. Find ‘Updates’ option under AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS, and drag to turn it off.

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2. Delete the Installation Package

For iPhone running iOS 11 and earlier versions, do as follow:

Step 1. Click on Settings option on iPhone.

Step 2. Tap on General and select ‘Software Update’ to check if the newest system version has been downloaded.

Step 3. Then go to Settings – General – Storage & iCloud Storage - Manage Storage, scroll down to find system update package and click ‘Delete Update’.

Simple as the method is, but it doesn’t address the underlying cause. In a few days, the iPhone may automatically download the new system installation package, and there will be another update notification. If you want to completely eradicate it, you need to use methods below.

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3. Install Profile on iPhone (Support all iOS versions)

Keep pressing and copy the link Paste and open it up on Safari, then the install profile will pop up. Click [Install] in the upper right corner of the interface, enter the lock screen password, click [Finish] and restart the phone. Do not worry about the security issues as this profile is from Apple’s official site.

After the reboot, the latest system will be installed. In other word, you will never receive a system update notification. An app called "Feedback" will be added on your phone that you cannot remove, just move it onto the corner.

What if you intend to upgrade to the newest iOS version? Go to Settings – General - Profile & Device management to delete the install profile, reboot the iPhone, then the latest version will be detected.

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4. Blocking the Apple Software Update on Wi-Fi Router

Even though the iOS update has been deleted or disable on Settings, the iOS 11.4 or 12 beta will still be automatically downloaded when your iPhone is connected with WiFi. For users who never want to receive the update notification, this option is advisable – to block the Apple software update domains on Router or Gateway connecting to the internet. The process various on different Router that you use. Here are the processes on how to do it:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with the Router.

Step 2. Enter the router's IP address which you can find on the bottom or back of the Router. You can also call the router's manufacturer for the IP address.

Step 3. Click on related Settings and block the domain of or

This method works for preventing the iPhone from installing the iOS update system when the device is connected with your personal Router. It is invalid when the device is connected with any other public Router.

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Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. You can choose the most effective one depending on your own situation.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 23:22:05

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.