Apple’s iOS 10.1 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 10.1 update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The iOS 10 update brought numerous changes to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while many of these changes are good, the iOS 10 update also delivered various problems to many iOS 10 users around the globe.
Apple’s released several iOS 10 updates to address some of these early problems and now the company’s released the big one.
The iOS 10.1 update is out of beta and it’s available right now for all iPhone, iPad and iPad models capable of running iOS 10.
Apple’s latest operating system brings impressive features, upgrades and fixes to devices capable of running it. The iOS 10.1 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 10.1 is a rather large update, over 200MB for the iPhone 7. 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 10.1 brings bug fixes but it could also bring problems to your device so you’ll want to be prepared.
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. Here are a few things to do before you install iOS 10.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Get Familiar with iOS 10.1
One of the first things you'll want to do is get familiar with the iOS 10.1 update and its many changes. This isn't a standard bug fixer.
iOS 10.1 is the biggest update to iOS since the release of iOS 10 back in September. It comes with a ton 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.
There are a few ways to get this done. The first step is to take a look at our walkthrough that goes over the key differences between iOS 10.1 vs. iOS 9 and iOS 10. It's a great place to start, especially if you're coming from iOS 9 or below.
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 10.1 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.