Apple’s iOS 10.0.2 update is now available for devices around the world and today we want to walk you through some steps to take before you install the brand new iOS 10.0.2 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
In early September, Apple confirmed an iOS 10 release date for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 10 (and iOS 10.0.1) rolled out on September 13th.
The iOS 10 update brought numerous changes to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch including various problems.
Today, Apple’s addressed some of those iOS 10 problems with a brand new iOS 10.0.2 update for its mobile devices.
Apple’s latest operating system brings impressive features, upgrades and fixes to devices capable of running it. The iOS 10.0.2 update is available for popular devices like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s but it won’t come to the iPhone 4s or iPad 2.
iOS 10.0.2 is a small update, less than 100MB for the iPhone 6s. And while you might be tempted to download it the second you find it, you’ll benefit from doing some prep work ahead of your installation. iOS 10.0.2 brings bug fixes but it could also bring problems so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.
To help, we’ve put together a game plan for you. This guide will walk you through the steps we typically take before we install an iOS update on our devices.
Get Familiar with iOS 10.0.2
If you haven't installed iOS 10 yet one of the first things you'll want to do is get familiar with iOS 10 and its many changes.
iOS 10 is the biggest update to iOS since the release of iOS 9.3 back in March. It comes with tons of changes, big and small, and you'll want to be aware of them before you replace your version of iOS with the new operating system. This way, you won't be caught off guard.
If you've already installed iOS 10, you'll want to get acquainted with iOS 10.0.2 and its changes. The update is small but it brings some important bug fixes to the iPhone 7 and Apple's other iOS 10 powered devices.
There are a few ways to get this done. You can head to Apple's website and look over its general preview of iOS 10. You can also take a look at our walkthrough that goes over the key differences between iOS 10.0.2 vs. iOS 9 and iOS 10. Both are great places to start.
The iOS 10 walkthrough video above is also a great way to learn about the various changes coming in the iOS 10 update.
We've also put together some more in depth iOS 10 tutorials that will take you through iOS 10's features in a little more detail.
You'll want to be comfortable with iOS 10/iOS 10.0.2 and its changes before you make the move. If you haven't dug into the update yet, now is a great time to do so.