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Fortnite ‘Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update’ | Should I update to IOS 14?

The Fortnite “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update” message might have some players concerned about the fate of the game on IOS 14. Will there be a Fortnite IOS 14 update? Will it be deleted?

To recap: early last month, Epic Games got around Apple’s 30% revenue share with the “Epic Direct Payment” system on the newest Fortnite IOS update. A few hours later, Apple removed Fortnite from the iOS App Store, making it impossible to download the game again or get any new updates.

Now, the Fortnite “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update” message might have some players worried that the IOS 14 update will delete their game. You don’t have to worry, though: you can still update your phone to IOS 14 and keep Fortnite as long as you follow the proper steps!

Fortnite ‘Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update’ | How to update

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First, a word of caution. The message “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update” means that your iPhone will automatically delete apps and then redownload them in order to free up some storage space. This isn’t a problem for most apps, but Fortnite isn’t on the App Store anymore — if it happens to be one of the apps deleted with this method, you won’t get it back.

Here’s how to fix the Fortnite “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update” message and update your iPhone to IOS 14 without losing access to Fortnite according to one of the game’s official Twitter accounts:

  1. If the “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update” warning pops up, do not accept it. Hit “Cancel.”
  2. Look through your apps and delete apps that you don’t need anymore (or move them to an SD card) until you have enough space to do the IOS 14 update without getting the warning.
  3. Once the update is done, you should be able to continue playing Fortnite as usual on IOS 14.

Should I update to IOS 14?

Yes, you should update to IOS 14 if you can. It’s important to keep your phone up to date for security and safety reasons. You have to be careful, however, not to lose access to Fortnite.

Will the IOS 14 update delete Fortnite?

Yes, the IOS 14 update could delete Fortnite if you’re not careful. Clear out space on your phone by deleting or moving other apps first.

Will there be a Fortnite IOS 14 update?

No, there won’t be a Fortnite IOS 14 update anytime soon. Epic and Apple’s lawsuits are still ongoing.