Today we can download iOS 10, the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, and therefore we have to clarify some aspects.
It seems like an eternity ago that iOS 10 was officially announced, although in reality it was only three months ago; a time that Apple has taken advantage of to refine and file the included novelties.
Of course, the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will bring iOS 10 pre-installed as standard, but also if we have an old device we can also update as always, by OTA or by iTunes.
With iOS 10, we do not find anything revolutionary, but a large number of small innovations that make this a more mature, stable operating system, but without abandoning new trends.
When can I download iOS 10 on my iPhone and iPad?
Depending on where you live, the iOS 10 release time will obviously be different. In Spain, iOS 10 to be available from 7:00 p.m., so you will have to take into account the time difference. In Mexico, Peru and Colombia be available at 12:00, in Argentina and Chile at 14:00.
These times are approximate, and may take a little more or less depending on various factors, but by the end of the day it should be available worldwide.
What devices are compatible with iOS 10?
Let’s be honest, in the past Apple has had serious problems launching a new system for older devices; for example, although the iPhone 4s is technically compatible with iOS9, many users complained about its performance and lack of functionality.
The story may be different with iOS 10. Apple has even claimed that has reduced the amount of memory required to run iOS, and that in general this should be noted in a superior performance; We won’t know if it’s true until we try it, but expectations are high.
The list of compatible devices is as follows:
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- Iphone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- Iphone 5s
- Iphone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch
- iPad Pro 9.7 inch
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 4. generation
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
What should I do before updating?
The precautions are the same as always, and start with a very simple one, make a full backup device, including your personal files. In case something happens, then you have a method to recover the device and your files. You should also update all your apps to make sure they are compatible with iOS 10.
Related to that, make sure you have fully recharged the battery; The worst that can happen is that the battery runs out in the middle of the upgrade. It only remains to follow the instructions of the installer.
Do I really have to update?
Of course not, in theory you can continue using iOS 9 without problems if that is what you prefer. For example, If you like to jailbreak your device, it is not recommended that you update, not until a solution appears to bypass Apple’s security.
You may also use apps that are not compatible with iOS 10, and it is good to pay attention to it before updating.
Finally, if you use an old device like iPhone 5 maybe you should wait a bit and see if other users have been able to update and use iOS 10 without problems.
What is new in iOS 10?
In the introductory article on iOS 10 you have more information, but in general you should know that there are improvements in all aspects. For example, we have a new Apple Music app, completely renewed, and a new map app that now anticipates our movements and presents us with suggestions depending on our tastes.
Notifications are now more complete, and we can see photos and videos directly from them, even reply to messages; and we don’t even have to turn on the screen, just looking at the device will show us the notifications.
iOS 10 should already be reaching all users, so if you have decided that you are going to update, you are already taking time to do so.