Keeping your Apple devices up-to-date helps ensure security and reliability. Don’t spend time on manual updates–leave it to iOS and macOS to automatically update your system and apps.
Apple’s iOS and macOS have had long histories of receiving reliable updates frequently throughout the year to address new features and to patch security issues. It’s important that we keep our constantly connected devices as up-to-date as possible to thwart any potential security risks to our data. One way to ensure this is to update your Apple systems automatically and to have the App Store automatically update your apps as well.
I’ll explain how to keep iOS and macOS devices and apps up-to-date without lifting a finger when new updates are available.
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How to auto-update iOS
iOS devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads can all be updated automatically whenever a new version of iOS or iPadOS is available. To set this up, follow these steps.
- Open the Settings app.
- Navigate to General | Software Update.
- Select Automatic Updates.
- Enable the ON Switch for Automatic Updates (Figure A).
Setting automatic system updates means that your iOS device will automatically download