If you're running iOS 7 or newer your iPhone or iPad, you no longer have to manually check for app updates and trigger the installs. iOS can take care of it for you with absolutely no effort on your part. Some of us, however, prefer controlling our updates and may not care for automatic app updates.
Fortunately there's a way to turn them off, here's how:
How to disable automatic app updates on your iPhone or iPad
- Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.
- Under the Automatic Downloads section, turn the option for Updates to Off.
That's it. App updates will no longer download and install on their own and will instead wait for you manually update them.