iOS 10: How to Download and Install on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

iOS 10: How to Download and Install on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
  • iOS 10 released on September 13
  • It's available for iPhone 5 and newer devices
  • It can be installed via iOS and iTunes

iOS 10 is out and available as a free download on a wide range of Apple devices. Installing the updated is pretty simple, but if this is your first time, don't worry, we've got you covered.

While recent iOS 10 builds have been quite stable for us, the final version could have a few bugs that will be fixed in later updates. If you'd rather wait for that, then stop reading now. However if you are like us and always prefer updating to the latest version as soon as it is released, read on. Don't forget to backup your iOS device before you download and install iOS 10.


Will my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch get iOS 10?
Apple has announced iOS 10 updates for the following devices:

  1. iPhone 6s
  2. iPhone 6s Plus
  3. iPhone 6
  4. iPhone 6 Plus
  5. iPhone SE
  6. iPhone 5s
  7. iPhone 5c
  8. iPhone 5
  9. iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  10. iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  11. iPad Air 2
  12. iPad Air
  13. iPad 4th generation
  14. iPad mini 4
  15. iPad mini 3
  16. iPad mini 2
  17. iPod touch 6th generation

If you have any of these devices, you can install iOS 10. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ship with iOS 10. Follow the steps below to install iOS 10 on your iOS device.

How to download and install iOS 10
If you have enough free space on your iOS device you can update easily via these steps.

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Tap Download and Install.
  3. When the download is complete, tap Install and tap Agree when Apple shows you its Terms and Conditions.
  4. Your iOS device will restart and iOS 10 will be installed.

Download iOS 10 via iTunes
If you don't have enough free space on your iOS device, you can install the update via iTunes. Here's how.

  1. If you don't have iTunes installed on your PC, first download and install it.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. Connect the iOS device to your PC or Mac.
  4. In iTunes select your device's icon on the top bar.
  5. Click the Summary tab and then click Check for update.
  6. Now click Download and update.
  7. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to install iOS 10.

What are your thoughts on iOS 10? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How to section.


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