This is a discussion on iOS 7.0.4 is out now within the iOS 7 forums, part of the iPad OS category; Originally Posted by AlexisW Yes, I am on wifi, but I only have a certain amount that I can download. I have Hughesnet. How about ...
I did not know that there was a new update. I did not start the download. Apple automatically downloaded the update.
I just want the ability to choose when an update will be downloaded.
If I knew that the update was downloading, I would have to disconnect my wifi and wait until the free download time. I would not be able to use my iPad on the Internet while I was waiting for the free download time because you cannot pause the download.
Do you understand now?
The update downloaded automatically. When it was done, there was a pop-up telling me that there was a download to install.
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How about turning off the WiFi on your iPad whenever you're charging it. Since you have no control over when Apple releases iOS updates, this would be the only way to stop it from downloading until you're ready to do it.
The conditions necessary for an automatic update are being on the wi-fi network, the iPad is locked (asleep), and the power is plugged in. All I can suggest is that you avoid plugging the iPad into power during day (non-prime) hours if you are not actually using it. Depending on your use habits this could be anything from a minor inconvenience to impossible.
Also, make sure you've gone to Settings > iTunes & App Store and turned off Updates. This does not affect system updates, but can prevent apps from downloading when you are not ready for them. You should probably turn off all those switches.
Another possibility is Weblock - Adblocker. This app came up in a different thread, but it could, in theory, be used to block updates. If you can figure out what URL they come from. Blocking all of Apple's domains would not work well, since the iPad does several necessary things with those servers, but some research would probably pinpoint the URL's that do updates.
This looks like the correct URL to block in order to prevent updates. "mesu.apple.com"
Though I'm not 100% certain.
Here is the support site for the Weblock app. I'd send them an email asking if it can be used to block updates, and how to do so. If it works it should be worth your while, and a decent solution for others that find themselves in your situation.
Weblock - AdBlock for iOS. Content blocking for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Is this auto download an ios7 change? I am not aware that I receive any downloads that I don't instigate.
Pretty sure it happened for iOS 6 too. If you hop right on the update and do it manually as soon as you hear about it, you'll probably never see it.
Hi T Poet.
Thank's for the tip about doing a reset before doing the update.
It makes big sense.