You've been running iOS 10 in beta and now you want the real deal? Here's how to get back on the right track!

If you have been running the developer or public beta of iOS 10, today is the day to officially move into the public release. Apple might push the update to your device automatically, but you can manually download it if you prefer.

Before you start

I've mentioned this a lot, but can't stress it enough: Back up your iPhone before doing anything. You will not regret taking a few extra minutes to secure your important data, but you will regret losing everything if you don't back it up.

How to back up your iPhone or iPad via iTunes:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes on your computer.
  3. Click on the Device icon to the left of the iTunes window.
  4. Make sure the box Encrypt iPhone backup is ticked.
  5. Click on Back Up Now.

    Backup your iPhone

How to get the iOS 10 public release instead of the beta on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
  2. While your iPhone or iPad is connected, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. Do not release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding until your iPhone or iPad enters recovery mode.
  3. Click on Update on your computer when prompted.
  4. Click on Update on your computer again to download and install the non-beta version of iOS.
  5. Click Agree on your computer to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Your iPhone or iPad will download the non-beta version of iOS 10.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about downloading the public release of iOS 10 from a beta version? Drop them in the comments and we'll answer them for you.