Blocking OTA Updates

This will take you through installing the iOS 17 "tvOS profile" to block updates on your device. It's easy to install and ensures you'll stay on the firmware you're currently on.

Change the date on iPhone, iPad

On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Date & Time and turn off Set Automatically. Then set the date on your device to any time before December 14, 2023.

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Install profile

From your device, tap the button below to download the Block OTA profile. Your device will notify you when the profile has been downloaded. Open Settings, tap the profile and follow the onscreen instructions to allow installation.

It's okay if you see that you are installing tvOS 17; this is not a mistake.
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Restart your device

Don't forget to restart your device after installing the profile so any changes can be applied.

To check if the profile is active on your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If it displays "iOS is up to date," you have successfully blocked updates.