The highly-anticipated iOS 10 update for iPhones and iPads became available on September 13, but unfortunately, it was the opposite of helpful. Apple customers reported that downloading the update totally bricked their tech! Click through to find out what to do if iOS 10 disabled your iPhone or iPad!
Yikes, what a disaster! Apple customers eagerly downloaded iOS 10, only to discover that they were totally locked out of their iPhones and iPads. Even worse, their devices prompted them to plug into iTunes and revert back to factory settings! After several hours of panic, Apple quickly addressed the problem and let their customers know that they’ve fixed the bug, and also provided instructions for those locked out of their devices:
First: breathe. Secondly, force your iPhone or iPad into recovery mode. Plug the device into a computer (you can do this at an Apple store if you don’t have your own), and connect to iTunes. Force restart the device by holding both the Sleep/Wake and Home button for at least 10 seconds, and let go when you see the recovery mode screen. A pop-up will ask you to restore or update. Click update!
iTunes will try to re-download iOS 10 without erasing your data. If it’s still downloading after 15 minutes, repeat these steps, but choose RESTORE instead of update! Set up your device after either process is complete, and you should be good to go!
If you’ve yet to download iOS 10, you shouldn’t have any problems with the update. Just make sure to back up your device first! The update is so cool, so it’s definitely worth exploring now that it’s safe! This is the biggest iOS release yet, including awesome new messenger features, crazy new emojis, 3D touch, new ways to use Siri, and the ability to delete pre-downloaded apps, among other things. Amazing!
HollywoodLifers, did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Tell us what happened in the comments!