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Apple has released iOS 10.1.1 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10. It is a minor update that fixes a bug that caused Health data to not show up for some users. It is possible the update includes other fixes and changes as well. You can see more details here.

Apple introduced support for third-party keyboards on iPhone and iPad since iOS 8. Since then many popular keyboards were ported to the iOS platform. Third-party keyboards are keyboards that generally offers features that are not offered by the stock iOS keyboard by Apple. For example some supports slide to type, animated GIF images, and more. Google recently foraged into the niche and launched their own keyboard, Gboard for iOS.

Do you love it when you get your music, apps, and other media automatically downloaded on your iPhone, or iPad, or iPod touch, after downloading it on another of your iOS device? Some do not prefer this and do not want all their iOS devices automatically download and sync music, apps, and other media. It does not matter which side you belong to, in this tutorial we will guide you through the best way to manage Automatic Downloads on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

What is Automatic Downloads in iOS

When you download something on one of your Apple devices, Automatic Download automatically downloads it on all of your other Apple devices to keep everything in sync. Apple uses iCloud to sync your downloads across all your devices and claims to enhance user experience. Although, that is more of a personal choice as some people finds Automatic Downloads annoying while some like it.

Automatic Downloads supports several different things on your iOS devices, be it an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It supports the following:

  • Music
  • Apps
  • Books & Audiobooks
  • Updates

How to Configure Automatic Downloads in iOS

You can manage Automatic Downloads through the Settings app. You can get to it by launching the Settings app, then tap on iTunes & App Store, and in the right pane you will see preferences for Automatic Downloads.

Configure Automatic Downloads on iOS

Toggling the switch beside each category of Automatic Downloads will let you control it. As said earlier, it all comes to personal choice. Some people may prefer to have all their downloaded music in sync with all their Apple devices but may not want the same apps across all their devices. If you like Apple Music you may prefer to stream your music than downloading it on all your devices. Books and Audiobook lovers may prefer to only sync their collection of books while leaving everything else. Some people may prefer to automatically download app updates while some may not. So, what switches you toggle on or off here entirely depends on your personal choices.

Here, you can also toggle the use of cellular data for Automatic Downloads. We suggest you keep it off as normally cellular data is capped by your provider, and Automatic Downloads can eat up your limited data plans fast. Keeping this turned off will allow Automatic Downloads to resume downloads on Wi-Fi only.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, configuring Automatic Downloads settings on your iOS device is really very easy but how you set it up depends on how you use your Apple devices.

What Automatic Downloads set up do you prefer on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Share your configuration with us in the comments!

Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 three days back. iOS 9.2.1 is a minor update for iOS 9.2 as clear from its version number. It does not included any major feature changes or enhancements. The official release notes only reference bug fixes, security improvements, and an MDM server issue fix. Normally, most iOS users skip small minor updates but we will highly recommend not to skip iOS 9.2.1. We highly recommend all iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) owners running iOS 9 to update to iOS 9.2.1 asap.

Apple has finally released the most anticipated update for its mobile devices, iOS 9. The latest update is released for all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on September 16, 2015. Like many iOS device owners, if you have been anxiously waiting for the update, the wait is over now. To help you out in properly installing the latest iOS 9 update on your iOS device, we came up with this guide. Using this complete guide you should be able to figure out how to download iOS 9 and update your iPhone or iPad. You will also learn what is new in iOS 9 and if your Apple iOS device supports the latest update or not.

Apple has announced the release date of the next Mac OS X update, OS X El Capitan at its Apple Special Event held on September 9, 2015. Along with the release date, Apple also announced the availability of OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM build for all Mac users participating in the Mac Developer Beta and OS X Public Beta programs. OS X El Capitan will be available as a free update to the general public on September 30, 2015. The free update was first announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, 2015.