iOS 10 Update Tips

Quick Fixes to iOS 10 Problems/Bugs!

iOS 10 brings us a lot of bold changes.
Will you update to iOS 10 or stick with iOS 9

iOS 10 amazes you with loads of new features, from the first home app HomeKit to redesigned Lock screen to funny iMessage. As claimed by Apple, iOS 10 gets iDevice more personal, more powerful and more playful, urging the iOS 10 update all the rage, for a better communication experience with iPhone iPad. But you may probably come across the questions: Should I update iPhone to iOS 10? How to download and upgrade to iOS 10 without problems or bugs? Just catch up on our full coverage with iOS 10 update guide, where we'll dig through the iPhone 6S/6 backup tips, latest iOS 10 update problems and fixes.

Latest News: It's stated 128GB iPhone users are left with more extra storage (8GB) after updating to iOS 10 beta form, compared with the preivois iOS 9(9.3.4). So you are advised to update to iOS 10 Beta 6/5 for testing on your iPhone 7/6S/6, iPad and iPod Touch.

Top 5 Most-Expected iOS 10 Features worthy of Upgrade

According to Apple, iOS 10 is the biggest ever iOS update so far. The latest iOS ecosystem advances thoroughly, including Home screen experience for widgets, significant update to the Siri, redesigned Apple Music, live photos updates, notes collaboration, the option to remove default apps, etc. It makes Apple Music more navigable, Siri more accessible, messaging more funny, News more efficient, etc. Here we've covered the significant iOS 10 features in our complete iOS 10 update guide below.


Messages now supports rich content, handwriting, invisible link, bigger emoji, animations, stickers, etc.


Siri now works with loads of apps, which takes care of specific tasks across a large lineup of services.


With Siri intelligence built into QuickType, it comes with contextual predictions and predictive typing.


With Memory, you can rediscover your forgotten events from photo library and presents them in a beautiful collection.


The first Home app lets you set up, manage your home in one place, where you can turn on lights, unlock doors, etc.  

iOS 10 vs iOS 9 Advantages and Disadvantages

Indeed, except for the new features, iOS 10 comes with a lot of big changes driving you to update iOS 9.3.4 to iOS 10, such as redesigned maps, makeover of Apple Music and News, beefed up Phone integrated for VoIP calls, voicemail transcription and a new caller ID extension for spam alerts, etc. But some people still hesitate to upgrade to iOS 10 since iOS 9 works smoothly on iPhone iPad. Here in the following sectors, the iOS 10 advantages and disadvantages are listed, along with side-by-side iOS 10 vs iOS 9 comparison, such that you can make up your mind whether to conduct iOS 10 update or not.

iOS 10

  • Advantages:
  • - Redesigned lock screen with 3D Touch enabled notifications.
  • - Innovated Apple Music app with much cleaner interface.
  • - Add ability to delete Apple's built-in apps.
  • Disadvantages:
  • - iPhone 4S or lower now officially obsolete with iOS 10.


iOS 9

  • Advantages:
  • - Adds Night Shift.
  • - Proactive lifestyle management feature.
  • - Great graphics performance in games.
  • Disadvantages:
  • - Maps & Voice Search are inaccurate compared to Google alternatives.


● iOS 10 vs iOS 9
Comparison: iOS 10 versus iOS 9 in details
● Top 4 Ways to Backup iOS Content
Backup iOS 9/8/7 data on iPhone iPad for iOS 10 update.
● iOS 10 Wallpapers
Take a look at the best HD wallpapers to download on iOS 10
● Quick Fixes to iOS 9 Update Problems
Face with iOS 9 update problems? Here is the troubleshooting.

What to Do Before You Update iPhone iPad to iOS 10

As always, updating iPhone iPad to iOS 10 isn't a pipe course since you may face with various iOS 10 update problems if improper process is done, such as device incompatibility, no enough space for iOS 10 upgrade, your iDevice goes out of power during the whole process of upgrading to the 10th iOS generation, your data is missing after iOS 10 update provided you doesn't backup iPhone 6/6S or iPad, and more. If you are going to move and upgrade to iOS 10, check our 6 best tips which you can make a good preparation and an efficient iOS 10 update on iPhone iPad without any iOS 10 problems at all.

1. Check Supported iDevice List

Each new iOS release is bound to cause a compatibility issue with elder iDevices, which is one of the major iOS problems, and iOS 10 is no exception. According to Apple, iOS 10 is available for iPhone 5 upwards. If you try to upgrade to the new OS version, make sure to check device compatibility.

iPhone 7
iPhone 6S (Plus)
iPhone 6 (Plus)
iPhone SE
iPhone 5S/5C/5
iPad Pro 12.9-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad Air /2
iPad Mini 4/3/2
iPad 4
iPod Touch
iPod Touch 6
2. Make a Backup of iPhone iPad Content

As a rule of thumb, updating to new iOS will end up losing important data, such as your cherished photos, music, videos and others stored on iPhone or iPad. If you are unwilling to get involved in data loss problems, it's wise to backup iPhone, iPad or iPod before iOS 10 update. But how to backup iPhone 6/6 Plus/6S, iPad Pro or iPod Touch 6? Check the following section.

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Backup iPhone iPad Data before iOS 10 Update

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone iPad to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click "Photo Transfer" to tick out the iOS photo backup.

Step 3. Choose photos grouped by day, month or year.

Step 4. Click "Export" button to sync iDevice photos to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone iPod to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click "Music Manager" to step into music transfer process.

Step 3.Choose the songs/playlists you'd like to sync to computer.

Step 4.Click "Sync"button to start copying iPhone iPod music.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone iPad to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click "Video" to enter into video transfer interface.

Step 3. Select the videos, like 4K UHD, movies, to be transferred.

Step 4. Click "Export" button to transfer videos to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone iPad to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click "Flash Drive" button on the main interface.

Step 3. Tap on "Add File" button.

Step 4. Add files, folder, everything on computer.

3. Make Enough Room for iOS 10 Update

Though rumors say the iOS 10 increases the amount of available storage on iPhone iPad, compared with the previous iOS releases, the iOS 10 beta version still takes up at least 1.9 GB, given that you want a smooth iOS 10 download and update. So one of the priority tasks to iOS 10 update is to free up some space.

We recommend removing unused apps or contents you no longer need, or moving media files to computer via backup as it is mentioned above rather than deleting cherished memories. You can click to see detailed steps to free up iPhone iPad space >>. To see how much storage is remaining on your iOS device, go to Settings -> General -> Usage.

4. Update iTunes to the Latest Version before iOS 10 Update

Users complaints about iOS upgrade also involve in iTunes. Specifically, their iPhone or iPad no longer works with Macs if iTunes stays in the older version. In order to make iTunes work with the new features of iOS 10 and Sierra, make sure to update iTunes to the latest version, so as to avoid iPhone backup issues with iTunes.

Note: iTunes sync is blamed for data erasing if improper process is done, so be careful or choose an iTunes alternative to manage your iPhone iPad safely and backup iPhone without iTunes.

5. Upgrade Installed Apps for iOS 10

It's known to all apps you run well on elder iOS doesn't mean it works well with the newer iOS devices, driving app developers to update them for the sake of good compatibility. So it's necessary to update apps to the latest version. Or else, you may encounter some iOS 10 update problems such as apps crashing or freezing after iOS 10 upgrade from iOS 9.3.3/9.3.4.

Note: Too many running apps may slow down your iPhone iPad or take up your iDevice's space. But you can dump some unused apps to speed up iPhone.

6. Charge Your iOS Device

Perhaps the last thing you want is to find your iPhone or iPad drains out in the middle of iOS 10 update after a long period of downloading and installing. So it's urgent to charge your device to 100% to ensure a smooth iOS 10 upgrade without problems.

See more tips about how to improve iPhone battery life >>.

How to Download iOS 10 and Install on iPhone (7/6S) iPad iPod

Salivating at the stunning iOS 10 features? Cannot wait updating iPhone iPad to iOS 10 after your make a backup of iPhone iPad. In our complete iOS 10 update guide, here we introduce 2 simple methods to download iOS 10 and install it on the supported iPhone 7/6S/6 iPad Pro/Air 2 iPod Touch 6. See more tips about how to download iOS 10>>

Note: you can also click here to go for more tips to uninstall iOS 10 if the operating system is less satisfactory.

Via iTunes

Step 1: Open iTunes > Plug in Device > Click on "Summary" >Hit "Check for Update"

Step 2: Click "Download and Update" > Agree terms & conditions > Enter the Passcode on iPhone iPad iPod.

Via iTunes

Step 1: Go to your device > tap "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update"

Step 2: Tap "Download and Install" > Enter Passcode > Agree terms & conditions > Tap "Install Now".

Top 4 iOS 10 Update Problems and Troubleshootings

Even though you've made a good preparation for the 10th-generation iOS upgrade, you will inevitably run up against iOS 10 update problems and bugs during or after the installation, such as iOS 10 update stuck or won't install on iPhone iPad, an error occurred downloading iOS 10, data loss, iPhone iPad storage woes, slow performance on older iDevice, fast battery draining, Error 14, and more. To help you enjoy with new features brought by iOS 10, our thorough iOS 10 upgrade guide also covers the most-concerned problems with iOS 10 update, along with solutions to tackle with iOS 10 bugs.

Updated on Sep 14, 2016 | 9:00 am
Apple users installing iOS 10 over Wi-Fi report running into iOS 10 update problems and have their iPhones iPads bricked by the update with an error message noting the iOS devices are put into recovery mode. They have to make a backup via iTunes and then restore the device, though this may erase all data. But now Apple announced that this iOS 10 update problem has been fixed.

App Crashing Issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad


1. Reboot your iPhone; Check Out App Updates. App Store - Updates - Update App.

2. Turn off Background App Refresh; Disable Automatic App Downloads

3. Delete the App and Reinstall It; Reset All Settings

iOS 10 Software Update Failed An Error Occurred


1. Download ipsw. Make sure you have xcode beta installed.

2. Use VPN during download of software update files; Delete any conflicting configuration profiles; Reboot iOS device and WiFi router.

3. Reset network settings on iOS device: Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

"Insufficient Space For Download" in iOS 10 Software Update


1. Tap Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage.

2. Delete apps you don't use or use Apple's help in deleting and restoring apps/games.

3. Transfer large-size files like videos, 4K pictures, live photos, music to computer with a professional iPhone manager to free up space.

iOS 10 Kills Battery Life Quickly on iPhone iPad


1. Turn off Feedback, Photos and other apps.

2. Go Settings > Usage > Battery Usage to check if there is any app using battery abnormally

3. Reduce brightness manually or use the Auto-Brightness function.

4. Check more battery saving tips.

What to Do after Updating iOS 7/8/9 to iOS 10

As always, the post-upgrade is as essential as the preparation of iOS 10 update since the follow-up processes, e.g. recovering data, jailbreaking iDevice, extending battery life, speeding up iOS devices, etc, can ensure your iPhone iPad or iPod to better communicate with the new iOS 10, with all your cherished memories well under organized. In this sector, we've offer the best ways to deal with the iOS 10 post-upgrade problems and bugs.

Recovery Lost Data after Updating iPhone iPad iPod to iOS 10

In spite of the high awareness of data loss, losing data is still a routine with iOS upgrade. Similarly, the iOS 10 update erases some contents on your iPhone iPad, to some degree. So how to get these erased data back? Just follow the guide about the iOS 10 data recovery>>

Jailbrak iOS 10 to Have More Apps Privilege

It's well known that jailbreaking enables to get around some limitations and enjoy some exclusive features that Apple will unlikely budge. But we dig into the iOS 10 jailbreak tutorial, despite the iOS 10 applies a new rootless system to prevent against jailbreaking. More iOS 10 jailbreak tips>>

Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9 if Facing with iOS 10 Bugs

We cannot stop users from updating to iOS 10. Likewise, we cannot restrain them downgrading iOS 10 to iOS 9, especially those who suffer from iOS 10 problems they cannot fix. So the guide to downgrade iPhone iPad to iOS 9 from iOS 10 is shared. More tips to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9>>

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