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iOS 10 FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple has announced iOS 10, the tenth version of its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad. As always, there are a few big, new tentpole features, and a ton of smaller changes, additions, and updates. It's available for developers now, public beta testers soon, and everyone later this fall. It's iOS 10, and here's everything you need to know about it.

What, when, and how to get iOS 10

What, exactly, is iOS 10? When can you get it? And what do you need to know about it, really? We've got the deets.

What is iOS 10?

iOS 10 is the tenth generation of what Apple calls the most advanced operating system in the world. It runs on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and handles everything from setup to apps.

And it's just called iOS 10? No fancy name like macOS?

Just iOS 10. Apple uses ski resorts for the iOS code names but for the publicly marketed version, the company sticks to the numbers.

When can I get iOS 10?

iOS 10 is available for developers and on public beta program right now. For everyone else, the release version will be available Sept. 13, just a few days before the next iPhone ships.

How will I be able to upgrade to iOS 10?

Come release, you'll get a notification and it'll show up in Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You'll be able to download and install it from there over your Wi-Fi network.

If you're a traditionalist and prefer cables, you'll also be able to check for and install the update using iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.

Will iOS 10 run on my iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad?

Apple has announced that iOS 10 will run on the following iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices:

  • 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 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation

Will I have enough storage space to download and install iOS 10 on my iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad?

Very likely! Since last year, Apple has been working hard to make iOS updates smaller and easier to download and install. While iOS 8 was over 4.5 GB in size, iOS 9 was just 1.3 GB. If you're almost at your storage limit, you might have to remove some apps or media. Most people, though, should be fine.

What about older iPhones, iPods touch, and iPads? Will iOS 10 slow down my device?

Betas are betas. There can be all sorts of bugs and code that affect performance. If you're at all worried, stay away from the betas. As for the release version, Apple has been working hard to make sure iOS 10 works great on all compatible devices. Still, we'll have to wait for the fall and test it when it ships.

And iOS 10 is still free, right?

Right! iOS 10 is a free update for all iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners with compatible devices.

Big. Bold. Beautiful.

Messages

Apple has completely redesigned its Messages app for iOS 10. The biggest features include animated responses, app extensions, and plenty of changes that make iMessages a lot more fun to play with.

  • New formatting - Messages got a minor redesign that will put a picture of the person or people you are messaging with in a bubble at the top of the screen.
  • Rich links - Now, when you share a link in Messages, you'll see pictures, videos, and more right inline.
  • Camera and Photos - When accessing the Camera or Photos in Messages, you see a new layout with quicker access to each feature.
  • 3X Emoji - Emojis just got bigger. Three times bigger.
  • Message bubble animations + full-screen animations - When you send a message, you can choose an animation to go with your bubble response. Different bubble types produce different animations, like a jiggling bubble or one that shakes the whole screen. You can also send full screen animations, like fireworks, confetti or floating balloons, that take over the entire screen for a few seconds within a message.
  • Handwriting animation in realtime - Similar to the way Digital Touch sketching works, you ca handwrite small notes that appear, just as you wrote it, to the recipient.
  • Invisible Ink for photos and messages - You can choose to hide a message from the recipient that they have to reveal by swiping across it. So, if you want to surprise someone with big news, send a message with Invisible Ink to keep it a secret right up until the moment they are ready to read it. Similarly, you can obscure a photo that has to be physically revealed by the recipient.
  • Tapback - If you just want to send a quick response to someone's comment in Messages, you can now send a "Tapback." Tap a comment to call up the six different Tapback responses, including heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, Ha Ha, exclamation point, and question mark.
  • Digital touch - Messages now has the same sketching features as Apple Watch. You can send fireballs, heartbeats, sketches, and can draw over videos and audio.
  • App Store for iMessage - Similar to the way Facebook Messenger has a sticker store where you can download new and adorable illustrations to share, Apple has an app store specifically for iMessage filled with lots of adorable cartoons and sayings. You can send a sticker as a response, or you can even "peel" one off and stick it on a previously sent response by dragging and dropping the illustration where you want it to go.
  • Emojification - You can turn text into emojis by opening the emoji keyboard in Messages and then tapping the words that are highlighted. When you tap a word, it will automagically transform into an emoji.
  • Sticker pack app extension - You can send stickers in the Messages app, and even "peel" them off and place them on others' messages by dragging and dropping the sticker where you want it.
  • iMessage app extensions - With app extensions for iMessage, developers can create extensions are accessible right inside the app, like making funny videos in Jib Jab or sending money in Square Cash. Oh, and Giphy.

Proactive suggestions

Apple is making it easier for developers to help you use their apps more conveniently, like with access to the QuickType keyboard feature, location suggestions for Maps and CarPlay, and content suggestions between apps.

  • Contextual predictions in QuickType When you type using the built-in keyboard, you'll see QuickType suggestions for contacts, recent addresses, and more based on what you are writing about. For example, if you want to tell someone where today's meeting is, the contextual predictions will call up the address for the meeting if it is in your calendar.
  • Suggested apps in the keyboard - When you are typing with the built-in keyboard, you might get suggestions for apps that you can quickly jump to in QuickType.
  • Suggested locations - Developers can send location information from their apps to the Maps app so that, when you open it, you'll automatically get a suggestion for that address.
  • Suggested content between apps - When switching between apps, you can carry over content from one to the other.
  • Ride-sharing apps in the app switcher - Apple is opening up ride-sharing apps in the app switcher, which can be designed to pop up when you are likely to call for a ride.

Siri

Siri is getting some serious love in iOS 10. The personal assistant is accessible within third-party apps, can search within apps, and more.

  • Third-party app integration - Siri works with third-party apps for such things as getting a car from Uber or Lyft, searching for pictures in Pinterest or Instagram, or sending money to someone using Square Cash.
  • SiriKit - Siri is now open to developers to make services available inside the Messages app. At launch, it works with services that provide audio or video calling, messaging, sending and receiving payments, searching photos, booking rides, and managing workouts.
  • CarPlay apps Siri can control CarPlay apps and access certain features of your car, like temperature and radio settings. You can also use VoIP calls in CarPlay via Siri.

Maps

Apple has updated the built-in Maps app with plenty of new useful features, like suggestions for places you could stop while you are on your route, search results in a better place, and a few more things.

  • New interface - Apple has redesigned the look of the Maps app to be more intuitive using a bold interface for arrival, total minutes, and total miles. It is easier to access controls and details of locations. On CarPlay, turn-by-turn navigation is available right in the instrumentation cluster of your car.
  • Dynamic view - When you are using turn-by-turn navigation, the map zooms in and out depending on short turns or long straightaways. Plus, you can manual zoom in and out to check the traffic ahead while on your route.
  • Quick controls - When using turn-by-turn navigation, you can see details on restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses you might want to stop at on your trip. Maps also tells you how much longer it will take if you make a detour. Search filters - You can filter searches based on categories. For example, if you searched for restaurants, you could then select "Breakfast" and will only see places that serve breakfast on the map.
  • App extensions - With MapKit, developers can create app extensions that are accessible right inside the Maps app. For example, if you searched inside Maps for a restaurant, you could make reservations using OpenTable. When you tap to get directions, you'll also be given the option to book a ride.
  • More proactive - When you slide up from the bottom, you'll automatically see suggestions. It recognizes what time you normally leave for work, or can look up a calendar event and show you locations based on that information. If there is a faster route while you are driving, Maps will suggest the new route and tell you how much time you will save.

HomeKit

The biggest news in HomeKit is that Apple is finally launching a dedicated Home app. But, that's not the only thing we have to look forward to for the connected home in iOS 10.

  • New categories - HomeKit now supports new types of accessories, like cameras, door locks, air conditioners, doorbells, air purifiers, and humidifiers.
  • Home app - Apple now has an app for iOS that brings together all of your connected home accessories under one user-friendly interface that has the bold design of the rest of iOS 10. The Home app supports scene creations, favorite accessories, Siri integration, Control Center, Lock screen notifications, and more.
  • Apple TV support - Integrates with Apple TV for remote access so you can turn on lights, even when you are not at home. It also supports automated geofencing so you can trigger connected gadgets as you pull up to your house.
  • Apple Watch support - the Home app comes with built-in home control support for Apple Watch so you can do such things as tap your wrist to lock the front door.

Music

Apple heard our pleas for a more intuitive user interface and has "burned it to the ground" and rebuilt Apple Music's look with clearer sections, new discovery features, and a better way to Connect artists and fans.

  • New look - Apple Music has a new, bolder design with brighter graphics and bigger features. The Now Playing window has a more minimalist look with some interesting shadow effects.
  • Sections - The Music app is now distinctly divided into different sections for the Library, For You, Browse, Radio, and Search. At the top of each section, you can quickly filter your search for content by playlists, artists, albums, and songs. There is also a new filter section called Downloaded Music, where all music that you've downloaded onto your device can be found.
  • Lyrics - Every song that has lyrics in the digital coding is available right in the Music app under the Now Playing window.
  • Connect - Apple Music's social networking feature has been moved into the For You section.
  • New For You features - in the For You section of Apple Music, you can find tunes to rock out to by using the new Discovery Mix, My Favorites Mix, and Daily Playlist features.

Lock Screen, Notifications, and 3D Touch

If your iPhone has 3D Touch capabilities, you can take advantage of some great new features on the Home screen and in Notification Center.

  • Redesign - Instead of swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen, you can slide to the right. Widgets are now accessible from the Lock screen by sliding to the left.
  • Rich notifications - when you get notifications on your Lock screen, you can see live info, like calendar events, responding to messages, and more. You can also see live videos and get real-time scores from sporting apps like ESPN.
  • New Control Center panel - There is now a secondary Now Playing panel in Control Center that you can swipe over to access.
  • Raise to wake for notifications - Lets you see what's on your Lock screen without ever having to touch a button.
  • Expanded notifications for 3D Touch - You can use 3D touch to clear all notifications at once.
  • 3D Touch on Home screen - You can use 3D Touch on apps to get more access to useful information. Adding widgets from the 3D Touch Peek to the Today View adds real-time updates for apps.

News

If you are a News reader, you get some new features to help you find what you are looking for easier. Plus, you can access your news and magazine subscriptions right inside News.

  • Redesign - The News app has been redesigned with the same, bold look that Apple is implementing with its built-in apps. The bolder interface makes it easier for readers to find content they want to read.
  • For You - The daily rundown has been separated into four sections under the For You page. The sections are called Top Stories, Trending Stories, your chosen topics and new topics based on what you read, and Featured Stories.
  • Subscriptions - You can subscribe to magazines and newspapers inside the News app and access them alongside the other News content that you read.
  • Breaking news notifications - You can add breaking news articles to your lock screen via Notification Center.

Photos

There are a few big additions to the Photos app for iOS. The Photos update will also be available on Mac and viewable on Apple TV.

  • Facial recognition - Photos on the iPhone and iPad support the same facial recognition technology available in Photos on the Mac. People will be sorted into "people albums" for you. You can filter the people albums by favorites.
  • Object and scene recognition - The same deep learning technology has been implemented for detecting objects, like horses, and scenes, like mountain ranges.
  • Memories - You'll be able to view photos based on locations, people involved, scenes, dates, and more. Memories are automatically clustered into slideshow style memory movies, complete with video clips and themed soundtracks.You can reedit your memory movie by size (short, medium, long) or mood (dreamy, uplifting, epic, etc.).

Universal Clipboard

  • When you copy anything on your iPhone, you can immediately paste it into something on your iPad or Mac thanks to a Continuity update.

Phone

Thanks to third-party APIs, we get some pretty cool extensions to use with phone calls and VOIP apps.

  • Voicemail transcripts - You can get your voicemails transcribed so you don't have to stop what you are doing to listen to messages left from a phone call.
  • VoIP extension - Third-party calling apps, like WhatsApp and Skype look more like regular phone calls. They can be integrated into your Lock screen, Phone recents, and Phone favorites. The Contacts app also features additional ways to connect with your friends and family with quick access to the way you typically contact them.
  • Spam extensions - Phone numbers will automatically be scanned for possible spam from Tencent Security.

Security

At WWDC, Apple took a moment to speak on its security and privacy policies.

  • Privacy - Built-in apps like FaceTime, Messages, and Home all use end-to-end encryption.
  • Deep Learning - Built-in services that use deep learning, like Photos object recognition and QuickType proactive suggestions are on-device only intelligence. No information is sent to Apple.
  • Profiling - When you perform searches in built-in apps like Maps and Spotlight, Apple does not build a user profile.
  • Differential privacy - Differential privacy is, in a nutshell, a way to learn about a group about typical activities while trying to avoid learning anything at all about the individual. -- Apple Pay on the web

APIs

Apple is releasing developer tools for deeper integration on iOS.

  • Speech recognition API - Transcription of both real-time and recorded audio. Access requires user permission.
  • User notifications - Developers can customize the appearance of notifications that appear on devices.
  • Wide Color - System-wide graphics frameworks support extended-range pixel formats and wide-gamut color spaces.
  • True Tone adapting - Developers can use the True Tone framework to adapt their apps to shifting lighting conditions.
  • App search - Siri can make searches while you are in apps (using Core Spotlight APIs). search continuation (start searching in Spotlight, switch to Yelp, search continues), crowdsourcing deep link popularity with differential privacy, visualization of validation results
  • Differential privacy and deep linking - The differential privacy data collection lets Apple count frequency without associating users with links.

Barely mentioned features

There wasn't enough time to get through everything, so Apple quickly ran down a list of a few more big features that we can look forward to this fall, when iOS 10 hits.

  • Notes collaborations - You can work live with others in the same note.
  • Conversation view for Mail - You can scroll from message to message in a single thread.
  • Live Photos - Your Live Photos now have Digital video image stability and full editing.
  • Split view in Safari (iPad only) - You can have two Safari windows open side-by-side.

The bottom line

We'll be updating this FAQ as Apple announces more information about iOS 10. Bookmark, save, and share it, and check back often for more.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, ask away in the comments and we'll answer as best as we can!

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

72 Comments
  • I'd have hoped they'd include a way to transfer/save photos to another album WITHOUT having to keep the original copy in the camera roll. Always been my biggest gripe with the photo management on iOS
  • Agreed. Its very annoying! Sent from the iMore App
  • I am sooooooo with you!! This has annoyed me since my first iPhone years ago! They keep wanting to promote "cutting the cord" but the only way to truly organize your pictures is on your computer and then sync it to the device. I have to think this cannot be more complicated than any of these other features!!!
  • False adveeerttiisssiinnngggg, on the Apple website it says only the newest iPod touch gets iOS 10, but here it says the second newest one gets it too, same with the 3rd gen iPad, Apple says no, you say yes.
  • check again. ;) every iPad from the 2nd generation upward is supported. The iPod touch 5th and 6th generation are both supported (note that they are basically the same; the 4th generation however is not supported - and hasn't been for previous updates either).
  • Apple updated the website, scroll to the bottom of this page: https://www.apple.com/ios/ios10-preview/#mn_p and you will see that the iPod 5th Gen and iPad Mini and anything before the iPad 4th gen all are now missing.
  • too bad - thanks for pointing it out. guess they realised at the keynote that if it's not working properly on a 6s, it for sure won't work on devices as old as the ipad 2 :P
  • Scroll down to see the devices which would have been supported before the page was updated: http://web.archive.org/web/20160613200611/http://www.apple.com/ios/ios10... would be interesting to hear the reason for this change... but I guess we all know apple ;)
  • According to Apple, "the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPod Touch will not run iOS 10" because the A5 will not support its features... :-(
  • what a disappointing wwdc to say the least. iOS 10 what a major disappointment Sent from the iMore App
  • Not sure what you were expecting, but there was no signs this was going to be a major release. Especially with a phone thats not changing much this year.
    This was about what was expected, i think you will have this same disappointment later if you expect anything major with the new phones
    All signs seem to point to next year being the big changes. Sent from the iMore App
  • In my case I wasn't expecting anything. The Apple Music app redesign is welcome, I think is not so easy to use.
  • One reason I stick with Apple is "no big change" Who want's to relearn something that they just want to work and keep working well. Small changes are good.
  • Any collaboration features for Numbers/Pages/Keynote? Any word on Bluetooth trackpad support for iPad?
  • Coming up on 2 months with iOS, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was hoping for a dark theme, but even Google hasn't figured that out, so there must be a good reason neither of them can get it done. Being able to remove (some?) stock apps will be nice. I don't need the space (128GB FTW) but it would be nice to hide the icons, free up space for others. There's a lot I'd get rid of, simply because I never use them. I want to try to love Maps, but we used both Apple Maps on my iPhone and Google Maps on my wife's Droid Turbo 2, and Google absolutely won. It was easier on the eyes and gave better, more verbose directions. The new Apple Maps features sound promising, but Google Maps is king for a reason. Apple has a ways to go if it wants to compete in that space. Fortunately we can use Google Maps as well. (I don't want to remove Apple Maps. It's nice to have a second opinion. One of the reasons I chose to get off Android, two Androids aren't better than one, but an iPhone and an Android opens more doors.)
  • Apple Maps is definitely the best looking maps app IMO, then again Apple are good at that. I've found that whilst Google Maps generally has the overall feature set, Apple Maps does perform better in some areas, at least in the UK
  • It's FINALLY getting onto Google Maps' level! Exciting things here with iOS 10! Sent from the iMore App
  • I think dark themes are better on OLED displays, since it takes less energy to display black. IPS LCD has to light and block the light to make black so white actually takes less energy.
  • White also takes more energy on an OLED display. If Apple do put an OLED display on an iPhone, there will be a dark interface to go along with it, just like the Apple Watch
  • I've had Google Maps fail a lot more lately on directions that Apple Maps. Neither seems to be perfect, IMHO.
  • My phone doesn't have Google Map for quite some time. Apple Map is that good.
  • It is a major release, it's just that people don't understand that the platform is [very] mature now and you cannot keep releasing "wowzers" at a breakneck pace because it's hard and the hardware available may not even support these things. I will say that I wish they would do a major update to the iWork apps (mainly on macOS, and numbers in particular). I also wish they had done the dual-language typing experience on macOS as well, so that if I were typing in the language I was learning, I would get suggestions for that language instead of English suggestions. FaceTime Group Calling is probably something they could have looked into implementing. That being said: 1. I'm more confused about how Apple Music functions *alongside* my owned/bought content after watching this than before... 1b. The color scheme displayed is way too bright for my tastes. It's a recipe for a migraine for me, if I look at that for an extended period of time (or very often throughout the day). Dark mode, please? 2. The Maps stuff looked messy and cluttered, almost like MapQuest. 3. They don't seem to know what to do with "iCloud Photo Sharing" because it hasn't been mentioned and it could use some attention. The VoIP App integration is very nice, though, I'll say that.
  • "I also wish they had done the dual-language typing experience on macOS as well, so that if I were typing in the language I was learning, I would get suggestions for that language instead of English suggestions." It's already available on OS X/MacOS. If you start typing in another language it should switch the spelling suggestions
  • Can't say that I was blown away by the announcements at WWDC, iOS 10 doesn't sound that interesting apart from the new lock screen redesign and 3D Touch support with notifications now and Apple Music looking like it'll much more user friendly with the new UI design. Sent from the iMore App
  • Available for iPad 2, but not iPhone 4s? Sent from the iMore App
  • It's not available for iPad 2 either according to Apple. Looks I might be upgrading the wife's iPad Mini 2 sooner than I had planned. I bet iOS11 will be a pretty major update and drop support for all non 64-bit devices.
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  • Watch OS 3 finally looks like it's going to function as it should have out of the gate, so I'm excited for that. And the messages app in iOS 10 looks off the hook! Love the sassy black lady demonstrating Apple Music, she was a breathe of fresh air! Very exciting WWDC!
  • "As it should have out of the gate" is a hard thing to reach though, Android Wear suffered from the same problem, I'm sure Apple's had to do a lot of tricky things under the hood to get this working
  • To make full use of iMessages in iOS 10, you need iPhone 6s? To 3D Touch some options? Sent from the iMore App
  • I would imagine it'd work like Live Photos, where if 3D touch isn't available you'll do a long press or something
  • no iPhone 5se supports live photos so no force touch. however why apple can't bring it to all devices?
  • They have ONE device with 3D Touch, and there are a ton of 3D Touch features!
  • This actually looks like it's going to be pretty cool. I'm especially excited for the new Continuity features on the Mac. Dang, that Universal Clipboard, though. Sent from the iMore App
  • I just hope that Continuity is a lot more stable with this release, it still occasionally tends to not work for me. There'd be nothing more frustrating than copying something on your iPhone then trying to paste it on your Mac, realizing it didn't work, then having to repeat the process several times over
  • My disappointment about iOS10 is mostly the lack of feature for the iPad Pro. iOS on iPad pro got a lot of potential but is under used.... and iOS10 is not showing any feature to make the Pro even more Pro. iOS10 seems to be great for iPhone but for iPad, not a big revolution yet :(
  • Possibly in future 10.x updates. Right now the star for iOS 10 is i6s and 6s+
    But later on improvements will be made for iPad's and other devices with more functionality and space for innovation Sent from the iMore App
  • I too was hoping to see some more Pro features! I've not seen the first beta but I hope there is/soon will be an easier way to select an app when multitasking on iPad with Slide Over/Split View. It's clunky at best. Better organisation of Apps would be hugely better, all that empty space. It's very disappointing that I've not seen any really exciting progress for iPad Pros especially as Apple is trying to push more into enterprise markets.
  • I know! I kept my Air 2 because I felt that the iPad Pro wasted a lot of space, strangely so.
  • same screen on all devices. having a huge iPad and only some icons. the lock screen looks pretty good but more catching up to google than everything else. siri is still not even close to google now. i know all these apple trolls will say thats so good and i like it. i love my macs and love working with them but gave up on the iPhone and use a 5s as a second device and didn't even download any apps on it just use text and phone. if i want to use a phone i use a note 5 and man i am happy. iOS 10 looks like apple doesn't know what to do anymore and can't find the next big thing. but thats iOS 10 watch OS looks pretty good but is that another watch or why is it now faster? so that means they released an unfinished product? yes watchOS was just so bad..
  • I was hoping for a revamped iOS mail app, or at least better iCloud mail rules to better match Mac mail
  • iPad 2. The device that just won't die :P.
  • iPad mini, iPad 2, iPod touch 5th generation not support :(
  • I'm really sad about the iPod Touch (I have a 5), but I understand that one, seeing as though iOS 9 ran slowly on it
  • iOS 10 is compatible with these devices.
    iPhone iPhone 6s
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    iPhone 5 iPad iPad Pro 12.9-inch
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  • iOS 10 is the most disappointing update on user interface design Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm really hoping they give us gesture typing with the stock keyboard. Here's to hoping that they just haven't mentioned it!
  • Sad today to read no mention of this still. Bah - I hate 3rd party keyboards!
  • I have been Apple faithful through and through, but I don't understand why Apple continually shoots itself in the foot by making things obsolete so quickly. You may think, iPad 2, 3 and iPhone 4s aren't quick retirements, but consider any windows products you may own. I have a 6, 6s, 5s, 5c, iPad Air 2, iPad 3, 2, 1 and mini 1 & 2 plus a couple of Apple TV's. My MacBooks, which are in good shape, have all of our software on them and aren't in need of replacement, can no longer update iTunes. This means I have to use my iMac to sync and backup, which would be fine if the iCloud service I pay for still worked with music, but apparently that's as useless as my MacBooks. I'm not a wealthy person, so Apple forced me to purchase my first Windows product in more than a decade. I was left with no option, I had to have a laptop to download iTunes. LUDICROUS, I had to purchase from the competitor to run Apple software. The iTunes thing is BS, I loaded it on my fathers 12+ yr old dinosaur just to test. It worked, my MacBooks are 5 + yrs newer than his Dell and have faster processors. For this loyal customer Apple accomplished 2 things with their continuing need to retire their own products, a purchase that went to a competitor rather than an upgrade of iPad and a realization I like the convertible. I'm not ready to completely jump ship yet, but I'm eligible for 3 phone upgrades and from what I've seen, I'll be trying other products this year rather than the 7. Apple and carriers wonder why sales are lowest ever, I doubt many are as patient with Apples very pricey products as I have been. Sales are down because options are improving, Apple isn't and customers are feeling their loyalty going unappreciated over and over again. I do hope the company Apple acquired for Siri improvements pays off, Alexa kicks Siri's tail feathers and Apple was years ahead in that game....
  • You do realize that Apple generally supports devices for around 4 years, whereas on Android it's half that at just 2 years?
  • I have downloaded iOS 10 and if you have iPhone 6 couple of features don't work like wake to raise and in iMessage all fun back screens but that's it. Sent from the iMore App
  • What are fun back screens? Sent from the iMore App
  • I have the ios10 as well. I'm not sure what the wake to raise is but I do have the fun back screens. Only issue I really have is it will not let me use the ringtones I paid for. I can choose my ringtone but it still only rings with the default ringtone. Anyone else have that problem? Other than that I love it.
  • I didn't read anything about any kind of cosmetic refresh on the OS level, so I'm assuming that this will continue with the basic look we've had since iOS7 then? If so, that's okay. It's a nice look, and still not to its expiration date on freshness and relevance. I was mostly just wondering. It sounds like the new features, particularly with Siri, Continuity, Messages, and Music will be very exciting (though a visual refresh might not have been a bad thing). That said, while I'm not disappointed with the new features and innovations, I can't help but be a little disappointed in this: iOS10, macOS, these are milestones, and yet it sounds like all the radical stuff will be with iOS11 and whatever the parallel iteration of macOS is, making these milestone moments almost anti-climactic. I think they're still exciting, just not paradigmatic. So that's a serious bummer. It would've been very nice to have a radical iPhone / iPad / Mac refresh, and corresponding UI refresh go with the naming. But otherwise, this all sounds like good stuff, and I can't wait to get to use them! :-)
  • Will I have enough room to update to iOS 10? Sure, as long as you didn't get a 16GB Iphone...lol Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I want to know why Apple won't let us have the ability to delete their dedicated apps? I don't use the stock market, podcasts, iBooks, weather, or watch. These apps take up space that could be used elsewhere, like downloading iOS 10.
  • They actually let you do that in iOS 10........
  • Nope, as later pointed out, the app will still be baked into the OS, just the shortcut on the home screen will be gone.
  • They do Sent from the iMore App
  • Hi everyone, I´ve just installed the iOS 10 Beta 1, in my iPhone 6. But i´m pretty upset, once the "Raise to Wake" feature seems not to be working. One of you guys are having the same problem or this feature is exclusive for iPhone 6S? Thanks! ;)
  • I was personally disappointed in iOS 9, so just the vast amount of new features in iOS 10 impressed me. I'm excited about messing with the new lock screen and Messages!
    However, Photos continues to disappoint me. I know that Apple is capable of building a powerful photo editing app (ahem, iPhoto) but I don't get why they can't just do it again. Apple should either step up the photos app's editor or reintroduce iPhoto. Also, maybe a better way of finding the split screen app (that or have the apps not change positions).
    Either way, I'm impressed with Apple's efforts with iOS 10, and I hope that they keep their momentum going.
  • Glad to see iOS is becoming more like Android Sent from the iMore App
  • If iPhone has face detection people will also say it become more like Android. Thankfully Apple didn't use throw-****-to-the-wall-to-see-what-sticks approach like their competitors. This "feature lists" debate is always useless for me but if it makes you sleep better at night then feel free...
  • I hate the new UI for Apple Music, lots of sliding to the side on every section of the page "FOR YOU".
    Smaller album art while playing and it's more looking like a stacked page. It's like using a Windows Phone (have sadly one as work phone) with the bold big texts.....and i don't like that at all.
  • Anything new with the Mail.app?
  • please tell me.. any iphone on ios 10 why haven't raise to wake function?
  • So... Siri API... I see what that means for apps in general (Siri, play music using Spotify), but what does that mean for third-party keyboards? With they be able to get speech-to-text?
  • For visually impaired users with the facial recognition will it work with voiceover and scenes and that it so horse or a mountain will voiceover be able to say what they are? Sent from the iMore App
  • Release it... NOW! :)
  • It will be released soon, doing the final touches and bug fixes
  • Does Apple Music work in landscape for Plus users?
  • Iphone 6 constantly muting after latest upgrade... anyone know how to fix this....what good is phone that doesnt ring
  • New iOS10 sucks with Apple Music!! I can't ❤️Button on the home screen anymore! I have to completely open app to ❤️Also can't delete an up next song. It will still play. The only way you can delete it is to go into your library and delete it that way. Too much work.