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How to Fix a Messed Up iOS 10 Update

Dave LeClair 19-09-2016

You got the notification. Yes, I’m talking about the notification you’ve been waiting for (or maybe dreading). I’m talking about the release of a new version of iOS — in this case iOS 10 iOS 10 Is Here! Why You Should Upgrade Right Now Apple's tenth revision of its mobile operating system is here. This is how to upgrade right now for free. Read More .


So you excitedly (or begrudgingly 10 New iOS 10 Settings You Should Change To activate some of iOS 10's new features, like sending read receipts in Messages or having Siri announce calls, you'll need to tweak a few settings. Read More ), go through the installation process, thinking everything is all good, and it messes up, leaving you with a really expensive paperweight. Are you screwed?

Of course not! Here’s what you can do to fix a messed up iOS 10 update!

The Quick Method

Restart your phone! Hold in the power and home button until you see the Apple logo.

The Slightly More Effort-Required Method

This method is a little more involved, so I’m going to throw a nice bulleted list at you to make it more digestible (it’s still easy, I promise).

This will install iOS 9.3.5 and you can begin the update again.


The Method You Were Hoping Against

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Or, you can choose to embrace the paperweight Are You Sure It's Bricked? How You Can Fix Your Broken Smartphone Back in the day, a bricked device would be very tough to recover, but over the years some resilience has been built into smartphones and tablets. These days a few clever button presses, useful additional... Read More lifestyle and open all your windows without worrying about your bills blowing around the room. The choice is yours.

Did you get iOS 10 or are you holding off? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Rica
    November 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I bloody wish i hadnt. Now the spell chack takes 5 clicks to replace a word where it used to take 1. I ONLY bought apple for the spell check red line choose word feature. Now its fricken useless. Going back to my samsung
    Who thought having 5 clicks was better than one to change a misspelt word?! And NO I DONT WANT AUTO CHANGE