About managed software updates

Mobile device management (MDM) administrators can delay iOS updates on supervised devices.

How managed updates work

With iOS 11.3 or later, a MDM administrator can delay when new iOS updates appear on supervised devices.

If your organization uses managed updates, you will see the following message in Settings > General > Software Update:

When updates appear

Administrators can delay when new iOS updates appear on supervised devices for up to 90 days. This helps your organization test critical apps and infrastructure with a new update before deploying it.

Administrators can also remotely install an iOS update on your device. If your device uses a passcode, you'll be asked to enter it before a remote update can be installed.

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