How to stop automatic downloads on all iOS devices

If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, such as an iPhone and an iPad, you may have noticed that if you download an application on the iPhone, that same application will be downloaded simultaneously on the iPad, and vice versa . That's thanks to the iOS function called Automatic downloads

Automatic downloads on iOS can be undeniably useful in some situations, but also can be frustrating and unexpected, besides causing a reduction of the storage capacity in the devices, since they end up downloading the same applications in both devices even if you only intend to use it in a single device.

Automatic downloads can be disabled, as are many other functions available on iOS. When we deactivate this option on the device where we do not want it to be downloaded, the applications we buy on each device will be downloaded only on the device from which they were purchased, without downloading in any other. Like most iOS functions, disable automatic downloads can be deactivate quickly, easily and with little knowledge If we follow the steps we detail below.

How to stop automatic downloading on iOS

  • First we go to Settings.
  • Then we go to iTunes & App Store.
  • Now we just have to go to the Apps switch, within the section Automatic downloads and deactivate it

As I mentioned above, this procedure has to be done on each and every one of the devices that we have associated with our Apple ID. Being a quick and simple process it will not take us long to complete this task that will allow us to save space which deals unnecessarily every time we buy an application on another device associated with the same ID.

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