If you have a slow Internet connection or you are traveling from office / college to another place… or you would like to save bandwidth and start downloading iOS 8 update from your 4G/3G connection to WiFi network in your home, then I have some great news for you.
While trying to update my Apple devices to the latest firmware, I have found out a sneaky way to pause the iOS 8 update that happens via the Software Update (Over The Air update) on our iPhones / iPads. Let me explain this in detail:
Want to Pause iOS 8 Download? Disconnect The Internet
To pause your ongoing iOS 8 update, you have to disconnect the device from the Internet. It’s that simple. You can be using the mobile cellular data – switch it OFF in that case. Or your Apple device is connected to WiFi network – turn OFF this connection.
I discovered this trick by luck. Because I have a slow Internet connection that regularly disconnects.
So as I was downloading iOS 8.4 on the device, the Internet stopped working – leaving iPhone without WiFi connection – and leading to this screen (notice the word “Paused” under the download bar):
This was a great news as, by default, you cannot pause the ongoing download. It also led to another problem: How do I resume this paused download? The answer was simple:
Connect To The Internet To Resume The iOS 8 Download
So, once again, I connected to the Internet thinking I will have to re-download the complete iOS software once again (which was around 330 MB).
To my luck? The paused download resumed automatically from where it was left off as shown here:
So all the iPhone / iPad users out there wondering if iOS 8 can be paused / resumed? You know have the answer. Good luck downloading iOS 8 and let us know if you face any issues.