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How to Update iPhone and iPad to iOS 10

iOS 10 is available for iPhone and iPad. For this biggest iOS version upgrade, many iPhone users may want to update their devices to the latest iOS 10 to experience the new feature. If you want to take advantage of it, we’re here to show you something about how to update iPhone 6S/6S Plus/SE/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5 to iOS 10.

iOS 10 Compatibility: Which devices support iOS 10


Before updating to iOS 10, you should figure out which devices that supported the latest iOS 10 and you could check whether your device is among them.

iOS 10 is available as an upgrade for the following devices:

iPhone: iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/SE/5s/5c/5

iPad: iPad Pro/Air/Mini

iPod: iPod Touch 6th gen

How to Update iPhone and iPad to iOS 10


Once you make sure that your device could be updated to iOS 10, then there are still some preparation you need to do before updating to iOS 10.

-Backup your device to iTunes or iCloud to avoid data lost during updating to iOS 10
-Update your apps as some out-of-date apps won’t work in iOS 10.
-Check if you have enough free storage space as the update will require around 1.5-2GB of storage for temporarily storing the download during the update(Settings> General> Usage).

Update iOS 10 over the air

When iOS 10 is released, you should see a pop-up notification on your screen at some point telling you that a software update is available. If you want to force your iPhone or iPad to check if the update is available, tap Settings > General > Software Update.

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update on your device.

Step 2. Wait for iOS to check for new update.

Step 3. Once iOS 10 update is found, tap on Download and Install to begin installing the update.

Then just follow and wait for the install process to be finished.
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Update iOS 10 through iTunes

Another method for you to update your device to iOS 10 is with the help of iTunes. You should update iTunes to the latest version before connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Step 1. Connect your device and it should display a message saying a software update is available. If you don't see this, simply click on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in the Devices list and then click the Check for Update button.

Step 2. You'll be prompted to download and install the update - make sure you don't disconnect your device before the upgrade process is finished.

Step 3. Leave your phone alone for a while after it restarts and shows that it has updated to iOS 10 - it's now reinstalling all your apps.
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