29 iOS 10 Features Worth Upgrading For

See what’s new in iOS 10 with our in-depth look at the new iOS 10 features and a comparison to iOS 9. We’ll walk you through the latest features in iOS 10 and show you want your current iPhone and iPad will get this week.

Apple released iOS 10 on September 16th and we are already on to the iOS 10.0.2 update on September 22nd.


The iOS 10.0.2 update includes three major bug fixes for iOS 10 problems and iPhone 7 problems.

  • Fixes Lightning headphone controls
  • Fixes a Photos issue that crashed Photos when turning on iCloud Photo Library.
  • Fixed an issue with app extensions.

Our iOS 10 vs iOS 9 comparison will help you discover what’s new in iOS 10 and see some of the cool new features that will help you do more with your iPhone and iPad. Here’s a look at 10 things to do before installing iOS 10.


Watch the video above to see what’s new in iOS 10 with a walkthrough and demo of the new iOS 10 features on iPhone.


This list of new iOS 10 features will help you discover what Apple includes in the iOS 10 update, including some that Apple glossed over on stage. These are just some of the most exciting iOS 10 features that impressed us. Yes some of the best iPhone 7 features are coming to your iPhone with iOS 10.

What's new in iOS 10 and how it compares to iOS 9.

What’s new in iOS 10 and how it compares to iOS 9.

You will see new iOS 10 visual changes when you install this update, but it is not as big of a change as iOS 7 was. That means there are fewer changes to simple features that you will need to re-learn, but there is definitely an upgraded style.

Apple outlined 10 iOS 10 changes on stage, but these included overhauls of key areas like the lock screen, Messages, 3D Touch, Siri, Photos, the Keyboard, the Phone app, Maps, Apple Music, messages and there are more than 10 new iOS 10 features to share with you.


The iOS 10 update is a free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. There is a free beta for public users starting in July and it will be a free update when it arrives this fall to current devices.

Apple’s iOS 10 update runs on the following devices;

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro 9.7″
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th gen

Click directly on any of the images below to go directly to a new iOS 10 feature that looks interesting to you. The iOS 10 vs iOS 9 walkthrough below shows iOS 10 on the left and iOS 9 on the right when there is an applicable comparison. When something is a completely new iOS 10 feature.

iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

The iOS 10 Messages app is completely new with changes to emoji, app access, stickers, and all kinds of upgrades to the way you communicate with other users. There is even an invisible ink option.

When in messages you can see videos you get play in line while you keep talking. Videos now also play inline in Safari. When you tap the camera icon you immediately see what is in front of your screen.


The iOS 10 Emoji are three times bigger in the transcript and you now see Emoji predictions when you type. After you type a message you can tap the emoji keyboard and iOS 10 highlights words you can substitute emoji for.


New Bubble effects allow you to shout or whisper when you send a message and there are even full screen animation options when you really need to impress. An invisible ink sending option hides what someone is saying until you swipe.

iPhone users can send handwritten messages, taps with Digital touch and share a heartbeat. When someone shares something awesome you can reply with a tap-back by tapping on message to share a special short reply.

There are now stickers and you can doodle and draw on photos you take to really spice up your messages. You may not need other keyboards to deliver all your creativity. 

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