Should I Update My iPhone/iPad to iOS 10

iOS 10 is coming, still not make a decision whether to grab the new iOS on your iPhone or iPad? Read this post to know should you update to iOS 10 or not.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 23, 2020

Update: Apple has released iOS 11 beta, and you may consider – should I update my iPhone/iPad to iOS 11 instead of iOS 10. For most iDevice users, the answer is definitely “YES”, because new iOS 11 brings many amazing features, functions and also fix old bugs. If you are going to update to iOS 11, you’d better backup your device in advance, free up more space for updating. If you meet some update problems or lost some important data after updating, you can refer to these articels:
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Apple has announced iOS 10 at WWDC and it is expected to get iOS 10 public version as well as new iPhone 7 this September 2016. iOS 10 brings a multitude of brilliant new features like redesigned lock screen, innovative Message app, and more powerful Siri etc. You may probably be bouncing with those new features and can’t wait to grab iOS 10 on your iPhone/iPad.

However, every big update comes with new bugs and issues, and there is no exception with iOS 10, like freezing apps, randomly rebooting, or slow processing etc. This might make you hesitate on whether you should update to iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad.

In this article, we’ve collected reasons that you should or should not download iOS 10 onto your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Also Read: Should I Update to iOS 11 or Stick on iOS 10 >

Part 1. 4 Reasons You Should Update to iOS 10

New iOS always brings us innovation as well as convenience. Updating to new iOS 10 will definitely surprises you, and we present you the most attractive four reasons that may prompt you to upgrade.

Fix previous iOS issues:

One of the main goals of the new iOS 10 is to fix previous iOS 9 issues. If you’ve encountered some problems on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.3.3/9.3.2/9.3, update your iPhone to the latest iOS 10 may fix the issue.

Rich Lock Screen & Raise to Wake:

The lock screen of iOS 10 becomes richer and more powerful. You are now allowed to view photos and videos, or respond to messages directly within notification. What’s better, the Raise to Wake feature makes it quicker to view the notifications on your lock screen. With 3D Touch, you can clear all notifications on the lock screen at once.

New Features for Message:

With iOS 10, the Message app becomes much more powerful and interesting. You can quickly replace any word that you’ve typed into an emoji, send iMessages with bubble effects, just tap a sticker to send it, rich links, Didital Touch, handwritten notes and more. You will enjoy more than ever with Message app in iOS 10.

Hide Stock Apps:

Most of us have long wanted a way to delete the pre-installed apps on iPhone or iPad for some of them are rarely in use, and it is also a good way to free up storage. With iOS 10, you can finally remove part of stock apps like Reminders, Maps, Compass from iDevice. (Certain apps like Messages, Photos, and Camera cannot be deleted.) You can also restore the deleted apps from App Store.

You are allowed to remove stock apps as below:

  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app
  • Weather

Part 2. 3 Reasons Not to Update to iOS 10

Although it’s very attractive and some of you can’t wait to download iOS 10, here are some reasons that may stop you from updating to iOS 10.

Potential Bugs:

Various types of problems are extremely common after new iOS updates. We’ve heard many complaints about new bugs on every single iOS update release. So you may meet kinds of bugs like random reboot, Wi-Fi issues, or app crashing, etc. Generally, Apple will release a new update to fix those issues, and you can wait for couple of days to upgrade to iOS 10.

Lose Previous Jailbreak:

It means that once you move to iOS 10 public, you will not only lose the jailbreak but you need to wait for new jailbreak for a long time. Hackers needs some time to release new jailbreak for your iOS 10 because they may wait for Apple to fix the bugs before they release final jailbreak version. Don’t update to iOS 10 if you like your iOS 9 jailbreak until hackers release new jailbreak for iOS 10.

Downgrading Is a Tough Task

If you regret to update to iOS 10, you might think of downgrading from iOS 10 to previous iOS 9.3.3. But downgrading isn’t easy and you need to download latest iOS 9.3.3 firmware from IPSW. The whole process is time-consuming and you may stuck in the middle and lose important data.

Part 3. Conclusion

If you have two iDevices (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch), you should download iOS 10 once it is released to check its new features. However, if you have only one iPhone and you rely on that device for work, it is recommended to wait for few days.

We also prepare you the potential iOS update issues you may meet and provide you with solutions. If you decide to upgrade iOS right now, don’t forget to back up your iPhone in advance.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.