The iPhone 7 will ship out with iOS 10, but that doesn’t mean that you need a brand-new Apple device to install iOS 10.
First previewed during WWDC, iOS 10 features a redesigned Lock screen, super-sized emoji and other iMessage apps, as well as Siri support for third-party services. After months in public beta, the official release of iOS 10 is finally here. You can install the free upgrade right now, but only on a iOS 10-compatible device from the list below.
To upgrade your supported device to iOS 10, go to Software Update in the Settings app. It should be available as an over-the-air update. As always, it’s smart to perform a backup before installing the new operating system, so that you can revert back should you encounter any issues.
Here’s the list of iPhones and other iOS devices that support iOS 10:
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 4th generation
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
Still debating whether or not to upgrade? Here’s a list of articles to learn more about what iOS 10 has to offer.
- What iOS 10 reveals about the future of the iPhone
- 5 hidden iOS 10 features that are instant game changers
- 5 iOS 10 features to boost your iPad productivity
- How iOS 10 powers machine learning while protecting your privacy
- What iOS 10 can tell us about the new iPhone
- Why iMessage in iOS 10 is too much and yet not enough
- What happened to Apple Music in iOS 10?
- Swift Playgrounds guided tour: Learn to code on your iPad with iOS 10