iOS 10 is here, you can now update your iPhones & iPads

As promised, Apple has now released iOS 10. Available to a large number of iPhone and iPad models, this new version of the mobile operating system amounts to a massive visual and functional overhaul. At the same time, watchOS 3.0 has also become available to Apple Watch users.

'New software update' notifications on iOS usually don't pop up the minute they become available, but if you wish, you can always invoke the update process by opening the Settings app, and navigating to the General -> Software Update menu.

As usual, Apple is doing a great job with device support, so there are quite a few iPhone and iPad models compatible with this latest release. Here are all of them:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

  • iPod touch 6th generation

If you have one (or more) of these, you can get nerdy right away and get down to updating their software. Since there may be quite a bit of waiting involved, though (iOS 10 is a large, 1.1 GB download), it might be a good idea to start the update process first, and then come back and browse through the gallery below, where we're rounding up all of iOS 10's major new features. And, if that download happens to be particularly slow, you may also want to read through our iOS 10 review, where we give you our first-hand impressions of Apple's new software.

Drop a comment below to let us know how you like iOS 10 once you've given it a try!



1. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Everything is good except my iphone and every iPhone user's screen looks the same. I'd prefer to customise it.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Give it a week, all the stories of crippled older devices will be out in force.

4. thetcmbway

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

I doubt it. I updated my 5s and it's running just fine.

47. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

And it will continue to run fine. We aren't talking about a Galaxy S4 receiving an update lol

5. AlikMalix unregistered

Same for android updates, and those come extremely slow and rare.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well obviously, a staged roll out is a much better solution. It isn't as flashy as an all out release but it is more responsible. Every expert in the field has recommended that to Apple due to the numerous problems in every iOS launch but Apple directly benefits from it so they probably won't do anything about it. Everyone blames their device for the fault because it is old and think they need to buy a new phone if things get too messed up so Apple makes out like a bandit.

20. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

So can we say the same about the entire marshmallow update and a every manufacturer that make up the .01 percent actually running the horrible M? I guess while we're at it, lollipop can be put in there as well. Didn't the newest N update get pulled back too?

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't know if you're having a stroke or you just have terrible sentence structure, but I assume what you're saying is that, can we apply the same concept to all recent Android updates? If that is what you are saying, then I am happy to inform you that Android releases are done in stages and the concept was already being utilized with Android updates since 1997.

36. AlikMalix unregistered

He's saying that android updates created hell for those that were lucky to actually get an update since "1997". LOL

40. Subie

Posts: 2355; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Android updates since 1997??

48. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Unfortunately I'm using my work galaxy s5 for the week to post until my iPhone arrives on Friday. If you can't put together what I said though, you have worse issues (as evident through your posts) than a stroke- mental instability.

35. Unordinary unregistered

IF they EVEN COME. Lol

46. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Not forgetting the lawsuits too. I'd love to see how dumb sheep crying on how apple make them believe the update will make the older iphone becoming fast and smooth. lol

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Than get a damn android. iOS isn't about "pimping your ride" it's a tool to get things done a different way.

31. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Funny cause all those "updates" they're making, android phones have had it for years now.

33. AlikMalix unregistered

Android phones are getting updates 2 years late - so in hindsight about the same time. But your blind fanboyism font let you see that with every android also added iOS features.

43. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Yup, agreed with u. iOS is for the slaves who are willing to give their soul to apple so that the master can do whatever he likes.

49. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't see any iOS users getting so offended as android users though. Who is the sheep genuinely butthurt? You guys treat this like it's honestly offending you.

53. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Woah :D It's my phone and I'd prefer to customise it. I use both Android (6P) and iOS (6s+). iOS sucks when it comes to customisation. Rest are on par with both the OS'es. After paying almost $1000 for a phone I would want it to look a lil different from what others have (both externally and internally)

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iOS 10 won't allow you to customize it to your taste. But I wish there was option to choose between slide-to-unlock and unlocking by pressing home button.

41. Leo_MC

Posts: 7214; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I would have also liked to be able to opt for slide to unlock...

6. yes3sir

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Guys don't update your iPhones right now because many users are complaining that their iPhones are being put into recovery modes which wipes all their data and you have to recover your device via iTunes. Don't do it especially if you have iPhone 6s/6plus, iPhone SE or the iPad pro Kindly wait for a fix. For more details visit MacRumors.

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I hope it's not true for everyone since I just put an iPhone 5 to update.

45. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

You can wish RIP to your iphone 5 by now.

56. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Updated nicely just hours ago. Sorry to ruin your day.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

Already updated my 5s -no issues, took only a few minutes. Will update my 6s and my wife's 6s as soon as I get home.

11. yes3sir

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

The problem is mostly occuring in 6s/ 6s plus. Do tell if you have any issues. Thanks.

14. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Yes. It is true.after updating my SE , it is asking to connect to itune. I do not have access to computer right now. So i will have to wait till tomorrow to recover it.

15. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Initially i thought there was a network issue while downloading , so my update crashed. But it seems many users are facing the same issue. My advice to those who have not updated would be to wait for few days.

22. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

The problem was with those devices which were updated within an hour of os release . Apple says that it has been fixed .

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