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A Full Guide about iOS 10 Update on Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

September 27, 2017 11:50 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Yet there are still many people haven’t downloaded and installed iOS 10 on their device, or want to reinstall iOS 10 since they are not used to the brand new iOS 11. Considering that you may face with some unexpected stuck problems during iOS 10 update, it makes sense for us to prepare a full guide to help you smoothly upgrade iOS 10 on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s/5, iPad and iPod Touch.

Part 1: Check iOS 10 Compatible Devices

Before start, you should check whether your device is compatible with iOS 10 as Apple has abandoned support to some relatively older devices. Here is the list for your references.

iPhone iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s , iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
iPad 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
iPod iPod touch 6th generation

Part 2: Make a Backup Before iOS 10 Update

To update to iOS 10 on iPhone, iPad, a full backup in advance is recommended, just in case. A lot of ways can be applied to backup for iOS 10 update, and here I am going to list the top three.

1.Backup with iTunes

Tunes is the most common way to back up iOS devices. Simply connect your device with it and go to Summary > Backups > Back Up Now.

2.Backup with iCloud

To backup your iPhone, iPad for iOS 10, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup > Back Up Now. Make sure you have enough iCloud storage or you may fail backing up in this way.

3.Backup with Tenorshare iCareFone

In addition to the above mentioned ways, there is another program called Tenorshare iCareFone that allows you to selectively backup iOS data for iPhone, iPad. Moreover, the backup files are readable on your PC/Mac.

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Launch Tenorshare iCareFone and connect your device, choose Backup & Restore feature on the homepage and select your target files to back up. Find more information and comparisons between the 3 methods for iOS backup here.

backup iphone files for ios 10 update

Part 3: Free Up More Space for iOS 10 Installation

The iOS 10 update takes at least 1GB and even more. Before you start installing iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, please make sure you have enough storage space.
To check the storage on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, head for Settings > General > iPhone Storage and you will see the storage used. If the storage is far from enough, follow us to free up as much as space on iPhone, iPad for iOS 10 update.

Part 4: 1 Click Update iOS 10 on iPhone, iPad without iTunes

Upgrading iOS 10 with iTunes or OTA always gets stuck on different problems. Instead you can use iAnyGo to selectively install any available iOS version on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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1.Begin with connecting your device with iAnyGo, and you will see 2 options provided: either to upgrade to downgrade. For example, if you are iOS 11 and later, of course you should choose downgrade to iOS 10 here.

choose to upgrade to downgrade to ios 10

2.Pick up iOS 10 firmware from listed IPSW files list. Then hit Download button to start downloading the package. Or you can manually choose to import one if you have.

download ios 10 ipsw file for installing

3.It takes a few minutes to finish the firmware package downloading, and when it’s ready, click Upgrade Now to install iOS 10 update for iPhone or iPad.

Part 5: Fix Various iOS 10 Update Stuck Issues

It’s not surprising to find that some users will get stuck on different iOS 10 update issues. The common ones are iPhone frozen during or after iOS 10 update, iOS 10 update stuck on Apple logo, message effects not working, lost data after iOS 10 update. Don’t feel frustrated when you have the same problem, you can find detailed solutions on each post, and we are always here to provide help.
Find more iOS 10 problems and fixes you may have here.

Part 6: Tune up and Speed up iOS 10 Performance on your iPhone, iPad, iPod

After upgrading to iOS 10 on your device and finding it works comparatively slowly? Here is an easy way to make your iOS 10 iPhone or iPad run faster. And if the battery life drains insanely fast, there are 10 tips you can follow to fix iOS 10 battery issues.

That’s all about how to update to iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 on your device without using iTunes and everything you may need to ensure a successful upgrade. Hope you can find something helpful here.

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