How to stop an ongoing iPhone update (iOS 15 update)

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I started downloading iPhone updates and read somewhere about battery drain and phone slowdown, but do you really want to stop? Well, it doesn’t cost you anything! Read on to learn how to stop iPhone updates in progress.

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Can I cancel an ongoing iOS 15 update?

Yes. Apple doesn’t provide a pause or stop button, but there are tricks to help cancel iPhone updates. Obtaining iOS updates wirelessly usually involves two steps: downloading and installing the update.

Similarly, there are two steps required to cancel.

  • Pause the download, stop the installation from starting, and save the data
  • Remove partially downloaded updates to prevent rebooting.

Stop iPhone updates during download

  1. Immediately while downloading iOS updates Control center..
    Note: See this guide for how to open Control Center on iPhone
  2. Turn on Airplane mode (Airplane icon).
Stop iPhone updates during download

If the connection is interrupted, the download will be paused immediately.Move to Setting β†’ Universal β†’ Software update Testing. Leave the phone in airplane mode until the next process is complete.

Note: While you’re here, it’s a good idea to turn off automatic updates to prevent them from starting automatically. Check the process below.

Cancel downloaded iPhone update

The procedure for removing downloaded software updates is the same regardless of whether the updates have been partially or completely downloaded (but not installed).

  1. Move to Setting β†’ Universal β†’ iPhone storage..
    Wait for the page to load. It may take some time.
  2. After loading, iOS update file Tap.
  3. Tap Remove updates β†’ Remove updates Check the action again.
Cancel downloaded iPhone update


  • erase Airplane mode.
  • Please check Setting β†’ Universal β†’ Software update On the initial screen[γƒ€γ‚¦γƒ³γƒ­γƒΌγƒ‰γ—γ¦γ‚€γƒ³γ‚ΉγƒˆγƒΌγƒ«]Confirm that you have returned to the button.
  • If you want to download the iOS update for later use but don’t want to install it, press and hold. Download and install Click the button to select Download only..
Download and press and hold install
  • It’s also time to turn off automatic updates if you haven’t done so before. Read the next section to find out how.

Turn off automatic updates on iPhone

  1. Move to Setting β†’ Universal β†’ Software update..
  2. Tap Automatic updating.
  3. Toggle off Download iOS updates..
Turn off automatic updates on iPhone

Instead of turning it off Automatic updating Completely, you can just switch Install iOS update.. This will automatically download updates if the appropriate network is available, but will not install them. Therefore, you can read the update decision and install or remove it on your device if you like.

sign off

We hope this guide will help you stop the ongoing iPhone updates. For the latest iOS updates and other Apple OS updates, connect to your Instagram and YouTube channels.

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