Apple has released the final versions of iOS 10, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 to the general public. The updates are rolling out to users through iTunes as well as over-the-air.
iOS 10, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 were announced at WWDC 2016 earlier this year before a lengthy developer and public beta testing cycle began. The GM builds were released last week after Apple’s special iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 launch event.
iOS 10 contains a number of new features and improvements which include third party developer API for Siri, refreshed widgets in notification center, improved 3D touch with widgets on home screen app icons, new third party apps support for iMessage, Maps, and Phone apps, new Home app for HomeKit, redesigned Music, Health, News apps, and Control Center, improved Quick Type keyboard, face and object recognition in Photos, and much more. iOS 10 also has a new design with rounded corners, large typography, and colorful buttons. Check out our detailed coverage of iOS 10 features.
Head over to Settings > General > Software Update to download iOS 10.
tvOS 10 for Apple TV has a new system-wide dark mode, redesigned Apple Music and Photos apps, single-sign on for cable network apps, updates to Siri and more.
You can download tvOS 10 update by going to Settings > System > Sofware Updates > Update Software.
watchOS 3 significantly increases the performance of Apple Watch. A new dock allows users to mark apps as favorites for instant access. Apps can fetch data in the background so when they are opened, they are already up to date. There are also new watch faces, include a Minnie Mouse watch face, new complications, a Scribble keyboard which lets users swipe letters to write words, new Reminder and Homekit apps and more.
To update to watchOS 3, open the Watch app on your iPhone running iOS 10 and go to Settings > General > Software Update. Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged at least 50% and placed on the charger before updating.
Update: users are reporting bricking issues all over social media with the iOS 10 update. No pattern has been identified yet as to what is causing this issue. If your iOS 10 update has bricked your iPhone or iPad, don’t panic and plug it into your computer running iTunes and perform a restore. This will fix the issue and update it to iOS 10. If you have not updated to iOS 10 yet, please hold on until there is an update from Apple on the issue. We will update this post with the latest details.
Update 2: Apple has provided an update on iOS 10 issue and notified that it has resolved it. It is now safe to update your iOS device.