Regarding the updates, there are people more than in a hurry who install from the beta versions of their devices and others will prefer to wait. Wait until all problems are resolved or more to your liking. The key is to find a happy medium. Jumping into beta isn’t a bad idea if you don’t need the device for important business. Not doing updates can be dangerous since security vulnerabilities are resolved regularly. However, nothing prevents you from disabling automatic updating of your Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV and HomePod, even temporarily.
1. Automatic update of your Mac
When there is a very large update, one that changes version, such as switching from macOS Mojave to Catalina, it is sometimes worth waiting. The very beginnings of a version sometimes still have some malfunctions. To deactivate or activate automatic updates on your Mac, a few clicks are enough:
1.1. Open them System Preferences, for that go to > System Preferences or use Spotlight;
1.2. Click on Software update ;
1.3. Uncheck, Automatically update my Mac ;
1.4. Confirm with Disable automatic updates ;
1.5. Enter your session password.
When you want to reactivate them, you will not need to enter this password.
2. Disable automatic update of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
Although the iPhone and iPad are no longer under the same operating system, their uses remain very close. Here’s how to turn off automatic updates for your iOS or iPadOS devices:
2.1. Open the app Settings ;
2.2. Go to General > Software update > Automatic updates ;
2.3. Deactivate Automatic updates.
3. Automatic update of your Apple Watch
Although you can update Apple Watch in recent versions, you can only enable or disable updates on the iPhone.
3.1. Open the app Watch ;
3.2. Stay at the tab My watch ;
3.3. Go to General > Software update > Automatic updates ;
3.4. Deactivate Automatic updates.
Remember that an iPhone that is not up to date will not be able to install the latest version of watchOS.
4. Disable automatic update of your Apple TV
You probably have to go less on the Apple TV, the names of the settings are slightly different, but just as easy to access.
4.1. Go to Settings > System ;
4.2. In the “Maintenance” section, click on Software updates ;
4.3. Click on Update automatically to go from “Yes” to “No” and vice versa.
5. Automatic update of your HomePod
To adjust the updates (automatic or not) of your HomePod, you will need to take an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that has access to your home. Even if the app House is available on macOS, your Mac will not be able to make these settings on your HomePod.
5.1. Open the app House with an up-to-date iOS or iPadOS device authorized to control your home;
5.2. Stay on the 1st page, the tab House ;
5.3. Tap, on the top left, the icon of a house;
5.4. Go down to “Speakers and TVs” and press Software update ;
5.5. Deactivate Install automatically.
6. The AirPods
The AirPods will you tell me Yes, they too have updates. However, you cannot force or prevent anything. You can only check the firmware version when your iPod is connected to an iOS or iPadOS device.
6.1. Go to them Settings > General > Information > AirPods ;
6.2. Look at the information you need.
It is also in these same settings that you can download and install all the updates available for your devices. You are free to choose the method. It is however recommended to make all the updates, more or less quickly, in order to enjoy optimal security and all the available features. Do you use auto shift?