Ladies and gentlemen, it's time! After months of waiting, Apple has finally released the final version of the iOS 10 (actually as of 10.0.1, build 14A403 is the same as Golden Master) for all compatible iPad, iPhones and iPod touch users.
You certainly must be bald to know the news of the new iOS, but it costs us to recap some of the most important ones: new Lock Screen with rich notifications, remodeled Control Center, support for new ones widgets in the Notification Center, a new generation of Siri with support for third-party applications, new QuickType keyboard with artificial intelligence, updated Apple Music and Apple Maps, the new Casa app (Home) for home automation and a complete remodeling of iMessage (entitled to an App Store within the messenger). Want more? Check out everything we've already said about Apple's new mobile operating system here.
This is an important point to remember, not least because, in the transition from iOS 8 to iOS 9, no device version is no longer supported. Now, things have changed: owners of iPhones 4s, iPads 2 and third generation, iPad mini first generation and iPod touch 5th generation were left out of the newest system.
The list of devices supported by iOS 10, then, looked like this:
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- 4th generation iPad
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- 6th generation iPod touch
Precautions before installation
The installation process of the new versions of iOS is getting simpler year by year, but still worth the recommendation: make a full backup of your device before the update to ensure that, in the minimum chance of something going wrong, all your information is secure and saved.
To back up via iCloud via your iPad / iPhone / iPod touch, go to ICloud Backup settings, activate the iCloud Backup option and tap the Backup Now button. If you prefer to backup to your own computer instead of saving everything to the cloud, connect your gadget to your Mac / PC via the device's USB cable and open iTunes. In it, click on the device icon, choose the Summary option and click Backup Now.
That done, we can move on to the interesting part: installing the blessed update!
Installing iOS 10
As usual, you can update your devices in three different ways: on the device itself (OTA; over-the-air), iTunes or manually. It's normal for Apple's servers to be overloaded at first, so if you can wait until night (or tomorrow), the better.
The simplest way to update your iDevice by the device itself. To do this, go to General Software Update Settings; the update for iOS 10 should be listed l. Just follow the instructions and in a few minutes the entire process will be completed.
It is good to remember that, if you do not have enough space available on the device, the system itself will be in charge of deleting some applications so that you can download the files related to the update after the end of the process, these apps will be properly reinstalled with all your information.
If you still have any traces of affection for iTunes, you can update your device by using it too. Just connect your device to your Mac / PC and open the software that, most likely, the iOS 10 availability notice appears immediately. If this does not happen, you must go to ?Summary?, inside the device's page, and click on the ?Search for Updates? button.
Then, just follow the instructions on the computer screen and wait for the process to be completed.
The third method, the least used, involves downloading the system update off to your device and applying the update via iTunes. It can be a good option if you have several similar devices at home in this case, downloading just one file will serve to update them all, which will be a blessing in the early days of crowded and slow servers.
To carry out the process, simply download the update package for your device through the links that we will post below, in an update to this article. Then, connect the device to the Mac / PC, open iTunes, go to "Summary" and click the "Search for Update" button while holding the key Option.
In the window that opens, navigate to the downloaded file and select it. Then, follow the instructions on the screen, wait a few minutes and enjoy the news.
Update by Eduardo Marques · 09/13/2016 s 14:21
Here are the links to the manual download:
Update II, by Rafael Fischmann · 09/13/2016 s 17:18
For those interested, here is the support article with iOS 10 security fixes.