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How to Delete an iOS Update on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

“My iPhone 5 is running on iOS 9.2 and when the iOS 10 is released, it is annoyed that my iPhone always ask me to update to iOS 10. I do not want to do it as my full storage, how do I delete the ios update so that it will not pop up again?”

Every time when Apple release a new update, it will pop up the iOS software updates to reminder you update the latest iOS version. However, may users sometimes do not want to install the updates for full storage space or the existing iOS system is great for them. If you want to save storage space or avoid pop-ups and notification, and is looking for the way to delete iOS update on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, this article will show you the method and below is the detailed steps.

How to Delete iOS Update on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Step 1. Go to Settings> General on your device;

Step 2. Select “Storage& iCloud Usages”;

Step 3. Go to “Manage Storage”;

Step 4. Locate the nagging iOS software update and tap on it;

Step 5. Tap on “Delete Update” and confirm that you want to delete the update.

Now, you have finished deleting the iOS update on your device and will not receive the update reminder any more when your device is connected to Wi-Fi.


If you change your mind and want to update the iOS in the future, it is also easy for you to do it.

Make sure that your device is Wi-Fi connected, and go to Settings> General> Software Update. Then click Download and Install option and it will start the update process.

Before update to iOS 10, There are some things you need to do: Things you need to do before updating to iOS 10.

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