How to Stop iOS 10.x from Automatically Updating on Jailbroken and Non-Jailbroken Devices: Disable iOS Automatic Updates.
A lot of people are getting annoyed with iOS updating automatically, and there is a way to put a stop to this for good.
This method works whether or not you have jailbroken your device; it is a simple and easy way to fix this issue.
It is especially important for those who have a jailbreak, because an automatic update could reverse your jailbreak.
Update (01/02/2017) – Apple has officially stopped signing iOS 10.2, and the official release in iOS 10.2.1. This means if you update a device to 10.2.1, you will no longer be able to jailbreak. It could be sometimes before you are able to jailbreak in the future.
Update (02/02/2017) – iOS 10.2 jailbreak is now available. check here: download and Install iOS 10.2 and Jailbreak with Yalu.
Keep in mind that you will not be able to jailbreak if you do upgrade, which is why you will want to get rid of the prompt. Once your phone starts back up, go into the Software Updates section in Settings so you can see that there is no more update waiting.
Disable iOS Automatic Updates on iOS 10
Important: if you device is updated jump to step #2.
#1 – The very first thing that you will need to do is go into Settings on your device. Then go to General, and look to see if you have the red prompt next to Updates. Go to the Storage section in your settings, tap Manage Storage and you will see the iOS update ready to update for whenever you prompt it to. Go ahead and delete the update by pressing the Delete button.
#2 – Go ahead and open Safari on your device and type in “hikay.github.io/app/NOOTA.mobileconfig”.
#3 – Then go ahead and click “Go”. Click on the Install button and then Install again. If you have a passcode, you will have to enter that. Don’t care about the profile description. This is a project hosted on github developer used that description.
#4 – Restart your device. After you do all of this, you should no longer get automatic updates on your phone so you don’t click it by accident.