After many years of incremental updates for iOS (operating system) operating system running on the iPhone and iPad, Apple will be rolling out the biggest update iOS for many years called IOS 10, the new software will be available consumers for download later on Tuesday. Here’s all you need to know about the new software, the device and how to prepare for it.
Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10, our biggest release yet. Express yourself in bold new ways in Messages. Relive memories like never before in Photos. And get to your destinations even faster with proactive suggestions in Maps. There’s so much to say about iOS 10 — here are just a few of our favourite things.
Will my iPhone get iOS 10?
Apple remains steadfast in its promise to support older devices, as well as the latest software. In the case of iOS 10 even iPhone 5 (which was released in 2012), you will get the latest version of the operating system as an upgrade.
That means, IOS 10 is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, 6s Plus iPhone, iPhone, iPhone and iPhone July 7 Plus. While all phones have the advantage of the same series of central new features as well as performance and capacity improvements use older phones may not have access to all functions, including improved 3D touch or even new improvements cameras because certain new features are linked to the hardware components that can not exist on older iPhones.
Will my iPad be able to run iOS 10?
Again, like the iPhone, iPad compatibility is quite wide too. According to the confirmation from Apple, iOS 10 is run on the iPad 4th generation, Air iPad, iPad 2 air, both variants Pro iPad and the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and 4, iPad mini .
Starting sometime later Tuesday, Apple will start rolling out updates. However, you may can not update the same Tuesday, and that may be a couple of days before the notification appears on your iPhone or iPad. However, if you are not completely enthusiastic about the idea of waiting patiently tasty new software, you can go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and manually check the update. But before you do, here are some standard maintenance steps we suggest you cross out.
The first step before embarking on an upgrade process should be to back up the data on the device. This is to ensure you do not lose your important documents, photos and even contacts, in case something goes wrong with the new software during installation. You can use Apple iCloud to push all the latest data to cloud storage. Head to Settings -> iCloud-> Backup> make sure “iCloud Backup” is on and click on Backup Now. Thus, if the update happens to delete some data or applications, you can get them again when you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
It is not entirely a good idea to tempt fate by not backing up your existing data before you install an update.
Before installing the IOS 10 this can actually be a good time to take stock of all applications and photos that may be cluttering up your iPhone or iPad. Eliminate what is not necessary, and that will free up critical space for the new software to install.
There are two ways to update to iOS 10. The easiest way is by updating over-the-air (OTA) directly on your iPhone or iPad. After downloading the update file iOS 9, which can take time depending on the speed of the Internet and how hammered Apple’s servers are at that time, you will be prompted with the option to install now or later. During the upgrade, the device will reboot several times.
The other method is to update through iTunes on a PC or Mac. Connect the iOS device and click the Summary tab in iTunes. Then click “Check for Updates” to start the update. If your iPhone or iPad and has been struggling with performance problems or downloading the odd battery, this is the method to carry simply because iTunes will download the complete package of software and install it again on the device, which could take care of any potential software issues.
In all likelihood, Apple’s servers get hit with millions of devices worldwide downloading the update in the first hours after the launch. There are chances that slow download speeds, or even interrupted downloads will be during this time. And that could potentially lead to poor battery performance or at a later date. We would recommend upgrading at least 24 hours after the start tonight begins and it may just be worth the wait, as it will not only be faster download then, but he would have had enough time to backup and spring cleaning the iPhone and iPad.
Your privacy always comes first. That’s why iOS 10 uses on‑device intelligence to identify the people, objects and scenes in Photos, and power QuickType suggestions. And when you do share sensitive data with Apple for services like Siri and Maps, it’s always encrypted and never used to build user profiles.