Most of the iOS users are eagerly waiting for the iOS 10 update. So, are you an Apple user and waiting to update your iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod to iOS 10. Then you are the perfect place where you can update or upgrade your iPhone, Mac, iPad or iPod from iOS 9 to iOS 10 with this simple tutorial. Here, is the official announcement by the Apple company, i.e., iOS 10 will be available for everyone to download on September 13, but if you can’t wait that long, don’t worry, it’s possible to upgrade to iOS 10 right now.
How to Upgrade to iOS 10 If You’re In the Beta Program?
iOS 10 has been available in the beta program for a while and Apple has just released the final release candidate of iOS 10, which you can download right now. The Gold Master (GM) version of iOS 10, or release candidate, is the final download release for developers.
If you’re in the beta program, then it’s very easy to update your phone now as you have already enrolled in the program. If you’re not, head over to Apple’s sign up page and see if you can still enroll (To register you’ll need an Apple ID and also pay a £69 fee that renews annually).
Simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and you will get upgraded to the final version of iOS 10.
The iOS 10 public beta (final release candidate) is pretty much the final version of iOS 10, and it’s been released early so that users can report any last minute problems before the final version of iOS 10 gets released to the public.
How to Upgrade to iOS 10 If You’re NOT In the Beta Program?
Step 1: Back Up Your Device
Before beginning the upgrade, make sure you have a backup of your device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) on your computer via iTunes or on iCloud. Unlike previous early-upgrades, you won’t need to restore your phone this time around; however, it’s still a good idea to possess current backups just in case something goes wrong.
Step 2: Download Xcode 8
With recent changes to how the developer accounts work, it’s now possible to download and install the “gold master” versions (exact same as the final, public release) directly from Apple. The thing is, you have to be on a Mac and you have to install Xcode 8 first. If you do not install Xcode 8 first, you will get an error message and your phone will be wiped, so do not skip this step.
- Go to the Xcode 8 website and click on Download button at the top right corner. Xcode is only available on Mac.
- Sign in with your Apple account. Then, you may need to register for the free developer program, if you haven’t already.
- Click the Download Xcode 8 link and wait for Xcode to download.
- Double-click the XIP file to install Xcode 8, which might take a while.
- Complete the installation by following the on-screen instructions. This will update your version of iTunes.
- Once it’s done, it’s time to actually update your iOS device.
Step 3: Download iOS 10
Download iOS 10 IPSW file for your device. iOS 10 is available for the following devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air
- iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPad 4th generation
- iPod Touch 6th generation
The following devices can’t be upgraded to iOS 10:
Original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, original iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd-gen, iPod touch 3rd-gen, iPod touch 4th-gen, iPod touch 5th-gen, original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3.
Step Four: Install iOS 10 Using iTunes
With the proper IPSW file for iOS 10 downloaded and Xcode 8 installed, you can now install it on your iOS device.
- Plug your iOS device into your Mac.
- Open iTunes and select your device.
- Hold down the Option key on your keyboard and click the “Update” button on the Summary page.
- If you’d prefer to start over from scratch and restore your iOS device, hold down the Option key and click “Restore.”
- Select the IPSW file you downloaded above and click Open.
That’s it, and you are done! Remember that as always, things can change before the final public release, so if you’re not comfortable potentially screwing something up, just wait until Tuesday.