iOS 10 Download and Update Guide

Apple newest operating system for iPhone iPad iPod, iOS 10, is officially released. This time the all new iOS 10 makes everything we love even better, including integrating Siri into more apps, expressing yourself in many more new ways in Messages, redesigned Lock Screen, Music, Maps and Photos apps. This post mainly focuses on how to download and update to iOS 10 successfully and provides everything you need to know before the upgrade, as well as solutions if you meet problems in the process of upgrading to iOS 10.

iOS 10 Compatible Devices

Before we start to update to iOS 10, let’s first figure out if your iPhone iPad devices are qualified for upgrading to iOS 10. Only these Apple devices are compatible with iOS 10:

▪iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S/5C/5.
▪iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 4/3/2.
▪iPod touch 6th generation.

Tips Before Updating to iOS 10

In order to achieve a smooth and successful iOS 10 update, here we roundup some tips you need to pay attention.

1. Make sure your iPhone iPad have enough storage space for the iOS 10 upgrade and have sufficient battery left. iOS 10 update needs 1.1GB free storage of your devices.

2. In case the iOS 10 download and update process occur interruptions or problems, we strongly advise you to backup all your useful and important iPhone iPad data before downloading and upgrading to iOS 10. To backup iPhone iPad data, you can use the best data backup software, WinX MediaTrans.

3. For jailbroken iPhone, it will become non-jailbroken after upgrade to iOS 10, and please be aware that updating your jailbroken iPhone iPad to new iOS 10 may lose some original apps or data, so it’s also necessary to backup all important data before the update.

How to Download and Update to iOS 10 from iOS 9/9.3.2 – Step-by-step Guide

The new iOS 10 has been officially launched, Apple pushes out the update to your compatible iPhone or iPad automatically. Whether you upgrade your iPhone iPad to iOS 10 or not, it all depends on yourself. If you finally decide to update to iOS 10, you just need to go to the software update section of Settings on your Apple device and accept the update of newest version of iOS. If your devices support updating to iOS 10, here is how to download and install iOS 10 on your iPhone iPad.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Software Update
This will force your iPhone or iPad to check for the latest updates. You may see a notice telling you that iOS 10 is available for your device.

Step 2: Tap Download
Click “Download” and your iPhone or iPad will start to download the iOS 10 update file. Once the downloading process finished, you will receive a notification saying an update is available for your device. You can learn more details about the new iOS 10 before click install.

Step 3: Click Install Now
The iPhone or iPad will start to install the iOS 10. You can also choose to install later. In Settings > General, there will always have a notification mark until you have installed the iOS 10 update.

Review iOS 10 New Features Before Updating to iOS 10

Before updating to iOS 10, you may wonder what new features iOS 10 exactly has. The new iOS 10 adds many new amazing features improvements, including Messages, Siri, Photos, Maps, Apple Music, News, Apple Pay, Control Center, redesigned Lock Screen, 3D Touch enabled notifications, and many more.

1. Messages in iOS 10 have added many new features like background animations, bubble effects, rich links, and Digital Touch, handwritten notes, hidden “invisible ink” messages, emoji, etc.

2. Siri is applied into many third-party apps, enabling you to conveniently hail an Uber car or send a WhatsApp message through Siri.

3. A dedicated “Home” app is available for HomeKit devices to help you smartly turn on home devices by remote controlling.

4. Apple Music and Maps have been redesigned to have a simpler interface and smarter route search function.

5. Apple’s QuickType keyboard is much smarter in iOS 10 with contextual predictions, and Apple Pay is available on the web.


How to Fix iOS 10 Update/Installation Problems on iPhone, iPad, iPod

iOS 10 is the star of Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote, attracting people with so many stunning changes. Here, let’s take a look at several sparkles. Messages app in iOS 10 is greatly redesigned and integrated with link previews, handwriting support and a new Digital Touch feature and more. And Messages will be crazier since it is open to developers with an SDK. Siri extends its power to third-party apps, such as WhatsApps, Slack and Uber. As for Photos, Apple plans to rival Google Photos, planting Memories into iOS 10 Photos to bring pictures together from a specific time or place in an intelligent way

Facing these tempting iOS 10 features, many iOS users jump the gun and update to iOS 10, when iOS 10 was in beta stage and only intended for developers. Now because iOS 10 offcial version is available, iOS 10 update and installation is more unstoppable. However, Apple’s iOS 10 update is causing major problems for some users. So in this post, we will focus on how to fix iOS 10 update and installation problems, for example iOS 10 update error 14.

iOS 10 Update Problems and Fixes

1. Insufficient Space

In addition to checking if our iDevice is compatible with iOS 10 before updating, we should also make sure we have enough space to download and install the update package. 1.1GB of free space is needed for iOS 10 update. How to fix “insufficient space” problem during downloading iOS 10?

1). Delete caches, useless files and apps.
2). Compress videos with 4K/HD quality to smaller size with video compression software.
3). Transfer photos, music and videos from iPhone iPad to computer with file transfer software.

2. Error 14

Got an error message (The iPad “iPad”/iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (14).)? Obviously, you are troubled by iOS 10 update error 14. This error happens when you are trying to update iOS 10 while restoring from the backup. How to fix iOS 10 upgrade problem – error 14?

1). Create a backup of your important data, conduct a clean restore of iOS 9.3.2, and then perform a clean restore of iOS 10 by using IPSW file.
2). Run a clean restore with Xcode 8 latest version through iTunes.
3). Check if the USB cable is good or try another.

3. Stuck on Verifying Update

“Stuck on verifying update” is one of the most common errors while upgrading to a new iOS firmware. And this is no exception for iOS 10 update. How to get you out of long-time verifying update problem? Try one of the solutions below.

1). Press the Power button for several times to lock and unlock iPhone or iPad.
2). Hold Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time to do a hard set to iPhone or iPad.
3). Upgrade to iOS 10 with the latest iTunes version from computer.

4. Software Update Failed with a Message “An error occurred downloading iOS 10”

This is also a very popular iOS 10 install problem. This error pops up when too many people are downloading iOS 10.

1). Wait for some time, maybe one or two days, to get rid of overloaded bandwidth.
2). Reboot both WiFi router and your iOS device. Next, reset network settings following Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings.
3). Skip over-the-air updates and try iOS 10 upgrade via iTunes.

5. Frozen at Slide to Upgrade screen

Got stuck at “Slide to Upgrade” screen for hours when try to upgrade to iOS 10? Don’t worry. You’re not the only one nagged by this iOS 10 update problem. And, you can try the method below to fix it.

Connect the iOS device to a computer and then run iTunes. Next, press Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds till the device is detected. Now, restore your device from the backup. Or click the Back Up Now button, make a backup and then restore from the backup. Afterwards, this iOS 10 update problem may be fixed and you can go on the upgrade process.

6. Stuck in Recovery Mode

“iPhone/ iPad is stuck at recovery mode” always happens during jailbreak or upgrade iOS. But don’t worry, because we can take some measures to return it to normal.

1). Press Home and Power buttons to see if your iPhone or iPad can exit the recovery mode.
2). Check the lightning port and others to see if this iOS 10 update problem results from hardware issues.


iOS 10 vs iOS 9: New Features, Updates and More Changes

What’s the climax of WWDC 2016? Of course, iOS 10. Announced as “Big. Bold. Beautiful”, Apple put a number of big changes into iOS 10 pushing it to be most-advanced iOS ever. Most fans apparently show their interests on iOS 10. However, it’s still a question whether iOS 10 does really work well as billed, which brings a hesitation to upgrade to iOS 10 from previous iOS 9. In this case, a full comparison of iOS 10 vs iOS 9 is seemingly quite necessary to help us make decision.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: Big Changes

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: Messages
iOS 9 doesn’t pay much attention on Messages, while iOS 10 colors this app with sorts of upgrades. Handwriting is enabled in messages. 3X bigger emojis are given and words which can be replaced by emoji will be highlighted. New bubble effect, animations over full screen and stickers produce cutesy and funny communication with friends. Invisible ink helps send a blurry message or photo so that we cannot learn the exact content until swipe it. A quick access to apps is achieved for you to handle other tasks without leaving messages.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: Siri
Siri in iOS 9 brings a smarter and more intelligent search way to expand wider ranges of topics and answers. A new field is exploited for Siri in iOS 10 that it can work with third-party apps from App Store, to open the app or do actions. It also means that Siri can better understand orders in various ways. And, more and more features are expected to add to fill the list thanks to Siri’s open to developers.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: Fresh Upgrades

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: Maps
Maps has gotten several updates in iOS 9, such as Transit view to catch public transit information, Nearby to explore restaurants, markets, bars and more, integration with Siri to ask directions. To become a better guider, Maps in iOS 10 gives proactive suggestions to recommend places you may want to go and also the fastest way to arrive. Reservations for a table, a ride via apps within Maps can be easily taken as well.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: Music
Apple Music on iOS 9 receives lots of negative reviews for its messy design and functions. Big changes are coming to iOS 10. A brand-new compact, straightforward and beautiful interface stands out to simplify the way to enjoy music. A new “Recently Added” section picks new music out and updated “For You” section will list songs fitting your tastes. You can also select to view lyrics during listening.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: News & Photos
Both News and Photos are redesigned with more gorgeous interfaces meeting “Beautiful” of iOS 10 slogan. News app delivers more distinct sections to browse stories more easily than it on iOS 9 and supports subscription now. Photos app builds in image recognition tech to quick organize photos and a new added Memories tab will collect all your cherished photos and videos together.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9: More Features

Apart from the above-mentioned features, there are some new and improved apps and upgrades for iOS 10 that iOS 9 doesn’t cover.

▪ Fresh-new lockscreen in iOS 10 enables users to directly get messages, live updates with apps. 3D touch is also integrated to clear notifications and add new shortcut.
▪ iOS Home app in iOS 10 lets you control lights, doors, windows etc. in your home with ease.
▪ Contextual predictions can give suggestions what you want to type next according to context.
▪ Multilingual typing enables you to enter words in two languages simultaneously without keyboards switch.

iOS 10 vs iOS 9 Verdict: We should admit that Apple pushes the biggest release of iOS. iOS 10 possesses many fantastic features and do amazing upgrades on software than iOS 9. For someone who is used to iOS 9, it may be a little hard to have a change but iOS 10 deserves installation.