With today’s release of iOS 13.6 beta 2, Apple has added more options when it comes to automatic software updates.
Currently, Automatic Updates in iOS 13.5.1 lets you “automatically install software updates overnight after they have been downloaded. You will receive a notification before updates are installed. Your iPhone must be charging and connected to Wi-Fi to complete the update,” explains the setting.
But with iOS 13.6 beta 2 and iPadOS 13.6 beta 2, there are two separate toggles for downloading and installing updates. This means users can now choose to have updates downloaded automatically, but only installed if one directs iOS or iPadOS to do so automatically.
Check out the image below shared by Venture Beat’s Jeremy Horwitz:
I don’t remember seeing this before in iOS/iPadOS – a way to let your device automatically download and/or install updates, without necessarily saying yes or no to both. Nice quality of life improvement. Found in iPadOS 13.6 beta 2. pic.twitter.com/qdEE1vKneP
— Jeremy Horwitz (@horwitz) June 9, 2020
A new toggle for “Download iOS Updates” says “iPhone will automatically download updates over Wi-Fi.” A second toggle lets you turn “Install iOS Updates” on or off.
Check out the video above from Zollotech showing what’s new in iOS 13.6 beta 2. Other new features include a new ‘Symptoms’ category in the Health app, but overall, not a tonne of major changes.