How to Delete iOS Update from iPhone & iPad

Here is how you can delete iOS Update from iPhone & iPad. Check the quick method to delete and stay where you are for any reason. By deleting the iOS update installation files that automatically downloaded in the background might be huge in size, from 500MB to 3GB. So, deleting will free up some space on your device.

Another day, another amazing tutorial for iOS users who loves to hear from us. On this day, we are sharing a very basic tutorial which usually users ask on any iOS forum or Facebook Group. We always bring quick ways for you for every problem, so here we are again.

If you are one who is looking for a method to delete the iOS update from your device when you are at the right place. No matter due to which reason you want to delete this update. Mostly, users have not enough storage available to install another update.


Or, there is a chance you are waiting for the upcoming Jailbreak by a team. Yes, it is also a reason why you don’t want to update your device. But anyhow, here is how you can delete the current downloaded iOS update from your iPhone & iPad. The method is same for both devices.

Delete iOS or iPadOS update to free up storage

No matter which device you are, just follow the below-given steps and delete the update on your device. But if you are on iOS 12 or above you can manually disable the automatic updates on your device. For this, just go to Settings > General > Software Update > Turn off Automatic Download. In case the download is still available and you want to delete, let’s do it.

  1. On your device, Go to Settings.
  2. Go to the General section.
  3. Now go to iPhone/iPad Storage.
  4. Look for the iOS update and tap on it. As you can see in the screenshot “iOS 12 Public beta 8” update taking 2.55 GB of storage space.
  5. Hit the delete button.
    delete ios update from iphone or ipad

That’s it. It’s a very quick and easy method. There is no need to install any third-party app on your device just to do this. Now you can go and check for the update again. Now, there is no need to use the tvOS profile to block the updates because u can stop automatic updates on modern iOS and iPadOS devices.

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