Apple just released their official iOS 10 today. YAY!
You don’t need a developer ID to install since it’s now available to the general public.
You probably have seen enough rumors, design speculations, and what features to expect from this iOS 10 update. Most of them turn out to be true. An upgrade in design, especially the lock screen, Control Center, and much more.
But before you can experience all that, there is something needed to be done. That’s updating your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to the official iOS 10 firmware.
The usual procedure
There are two ways to get the iOS 10 firmware.
- Use iTunes on your computer
- OTA (Update Over-the-Air) Go to Settings > General > Software Update
Boom! Just wait…this can take up some time.
Software Update Failed
Oh shit, it didn’t go through.
Calm down; this is completely normal. Let’s me explain why you see this popup. When Apple open the update window, there will be tons of people trying to get it, at the same time.
If your iPhone or iPad neglected to download the firmware, it means that the server might be overloaded.
How do we overcome this?
- Reset your internet connection
- Restart your iOS device
- Try again, and again
- Wait a few hours
Again, the servers are not going to process every single request. I personally wait a day or so and get the update.
Not Enough Space
There is one thing I usually do before getting the update. Deleting some useless photos and videos. This will help out a ton.
If you need more storage, consider deleting some of your iOS applications. The good thing is that users can temporarily remove their apps to finish up the update.
Stuck on Verifying Update…
I hate this as much as you do. I don’t mind waiting, but looking at the loading icon for a long time can be annoying and create frustration.
If this happens to you, try this.
Press and hold both buttons (Home and Power) for 10 seconds. Now go back to Settings > General > Software Update. See if you can try again.
After bypassing these typical iOS 10 problems, you will be able to see a brand new firmware on your iPhone or iPad.
Not everyone is going to have a smooth upgrading experience. But at least we’re all on the same page now.