iOS 10.0.2 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

The iOS 10.0.2 update brings key bug fixes but it also brings problems. Here, we take a look at what iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners need to know about these iOS 10.0.2 problems as we push away from the upgrade’s release.

In June, Apple released an iOS 10 beta ahead of the update’s release to the public. The early version of iOS 10 delivered many of the features found on the final version of the update including big changes to Messages and Maps and an assortment of bugs and problems.


As promised, the final version of the iOS 10 update is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update is packed with changes. It’s also packed with problems including issues with battery life, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.

To address some of these issues, Apple’s pushed out a new version dubbed iOS 10.0.2 and it’s available for all devices capable of running iOS 10.

iOS-10-problemsiOS updates, even small updates like iOS 10.0.2, always bring problems with them so these reports don’t come as much of a surprise.


Today we want to touch on the current state of iOS 10 problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provide you with the most important information you need to know ahead Apple’s next iOS 10 update.


This roundup includes a look at fixes for iOS 10.0.2 problems, places to find feedback about your specific update, how to downgrade to an older version of iOS, and a look at how long you might have to wait for the next bug fix update.

iOS 10.0.2 Problems

While the iOS 10 update is working fine for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners, others are running into iOS 10 problems.

It’s early but we’re already hearing about various iOS 10 installation problems including an issue where downloads are locking up. If this happens to you, hold down the home button and the power button until the phone reboots. This typically dislodges the issue.

We’re also starting to hear about iOS 10 problems with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, battery life, random reboots, third-party applications, issues with Touch ID, problems with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, problems with Apple Music, and photo syncing issues.


A recent update to WhatsApp notes that due to a bug in iOS 10, notification sounds might not work properly. If this happens, restart your iPhone. Hold down the home button and power button until it resets.


A forensics company recently told Forbes that iOS 10 has weakened backup security. According to Elcomsoft, it can “potentially guess backup passwords 40 times faster using CPU acceleration when compared to the speedier GPU-powered cracking in iOS 9.”

Apple is aware of the issue and says that it plans to address the potential security problem in a new software update. Until then, the company recommends protecting your Mac or Windows PC with a strong password.

We expect complaints about the iOS 10.0.2 update to pickup as people discover and download Apple’s brand new operating system.iOS-10-vs-iOS-9-Walkthrough-2

This is precisely why we recommend taking a few steps to prepare yourself, and your device, for the iOS 10.0.2 update. A little preparation will go a long way toward preventing problems on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

As we push away from the iOS 10 release date make sure to keep an eye out for iOS 10 problems, particularly if you’re moving to the update on an older device. Older devices have a tendency to act up after new software is installed.

Where to Find iOS 10.0.2 Feedback

It’s important for those of you on iOS 10, and those of you thinking about moving to iOS 10, to keep an eye on the iOS 10.0.2 update and its performance.

As we move into the fall, you’ll want to dig into performance about your specific iOS 10 update. This feedback will alert you to potential issues and it will also help you track down potential benefits of the iOS 10.0.2 update. Some iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s owners have seen a performance boost after installing the software.

Finding feedback about your iOS 10.0.2 update is easy if you know where to look.


We’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 10.0.2 update right now so if you’re on the fence about iOS 10 you’ll want to start there.

We’re also in the process of digging into the final versions of the iOS 10 update we’ve started posting our feedback about Apple’s latest update. We’ve started with the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPad and iPhone 5.

We also recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about Apple’s various iOS 10 updates for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

How to Fix iOS 10.0.2 Problems

If you run into an iOS 10.0.2 problem, don’t panic. There’s a good chance there’s a manual fix out there for your issue.

If an iOS 10.0.2 problem problem pops up on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, start with our list of fixes for common iOS 10 problems.

This list includes fixes for battery drain, Wi-Fi problems, Bluetooth problems, installation issues, and more.


If you’re unable to find a solution, you should head on over to Apple’s discussion forums for iPhone, iPad, Apple Music, and more.

There, you’ll find a growing library of fixes for iOS 10 problems and a helpful community that can and will point you in the right direction.

If that’s still not enough, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or schedule an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.

Geniuses will run diagnostics on your device and should be able to pinpoint the problem in a matter of minutes.

You Can Downgrade to iOS 9 or iOS 10.0.1

If you think dropping back to the iOS 9 or an early version of the iOS 10 update might improve your device’s performance, you can try that as well.

Apple is currently signing off on the iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 10.0.1 updates which means you’ll be able to take advantage of a loophole and move back to the last version of iOS 9 or the first version of iOS 10. You cannot move to anything older than that without a jailbreak.

The loophole should be open for a few more days so you’ll need to move quickly if you want to get off iOS 10.0.2.

For more on the iOS 10 to iOS 9 downgrade, look at our guide.

What’s Next

If you’re unable to find a manual fix, know that help from Apple should come soon.iOS-10-vs-iOS-9-Walkthrough-4

Apple’s confirmed a brand new iOS 10.1 update with a release into its beta program. The update brings bug fixes for iOS 10 problems and it also brings some new field of depth features for the iPhone 7 Plus camera.

The company hasn’t confirmed an iOS 10.1 release date but earlier this month it said these camera features would arrive on an update later this year.

iOS 10.1 should arrive sometime in October, November or December so be on the lookout for new betas and more information about its official release date.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.0.2 & 5 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 10.0.2 If You Own an iPhone 7

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Install iOS 10.0.2 If You Own an iPhone 7

Apple promised to fix an iPhone 7 headphones bug with a software update and iOS 10.0.2 makes good on that promise. 

Shortly after the iPhone 7 release date we started hearing about problems with iPhone 7’s new Lightning EarPods. The issue, which we saw during testing, saw the dongle used to control volume stop working after a few minutes of audio. 

Apple said it was investigating the problem and the iOS 10.0.2 update addresses "an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working."

If you experienced this issue or you simply want to prevent it from every happening, install iOS 10.0.2 on your iPhone 7.

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