Reply To: Preventing OS updates in iOS

AvatarGrace Baker
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Hey, Thanks for reaching out to us.

You will not be able to completely block the OS updates on iOS devices. However, you will be able to force delay the updates to a specified number of days.

To force delay the updates:

  1. Navigate to Policies-> iOS-> Security-> OS Updates and click Configure.
  2. Enable the option ‘Force delayed software update’. The option to set the number of days until which the software update on a device can be delayed will appear.
    The update can be delayed up to a maximum of 90 days. The default delay is 30 days.

Please note that the feature is supported only on Supervised iOS devices running iOS 11.3+.

Wanna know more? Check out the help doc on delaying iOS updates.

Grace Baker
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