Is there a way to skip this (or any future) updates? I'm using an iPhone 5s.

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    Yes, just do not update the software, when you will eventually asked to :)
    – mgiordi
    Mar 25, 2016 at 14:53
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    yeah but everyday it asks me to do it and the only choices are install now or remind me later. I'd like to not be bothered by this everyday
    – Kirby
    Mar 25, 2016 at 14:55
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    Given recent events we've all read about in the news, this seems like an amazingly bad idea. Mar 25, 2016 at 18:07
  • @MichaelHampton, perhaps you could provide a link for those who lack the context that seems so obvious to you?
    – Wildcard
    Mar 25, 2016 at 20:07
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    @Wildcard To begin with, the obvious. Then the less obvious, and finally the totally non-obvious but still critically important. Not installing security updates is asking for trouble. Mar 25, 2016 at 20:19

1 Answer 1


Option 1: Delete the update from your iOS device.

  • Go to Settings from your Home screen
  • Select Storage and iCloud Usage
  • Go to "Manage Storage"
  • Find the iOS update that is bothering you and select it
  • Tap on "Delete Update" and confirm

However, you'll have to stay off of Wi-fi, otherwise it'll re-download.

Option 2: Block Software Update domains on your router / gateway

You'll have to figure this one out on your own, since all routers are different, but the domains you'll want to block are:

  • appldnld.apple.com
  • mesu.apple.com

Option 3: Just update

You can also give in and submit to the installation. This will bring you up to the latest, most reliable and up-to-date version of iOS, but if you don't want to, that's definitely fine.

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