iOS 10: Most common issues and how to fix them (Part 1)

iOS 10: Most common issues and how to fix them (Part 1)

Apple has finally released the latest version of its mobile operating system. iOS 10 comes with tons of new features that aim to give users the best iOS experience ever. However, there are a number of reports of issues that users have been facing with Apple’s latest iOS version ranging from battery to connectivity issues.

In this post, we have listed the most common issues of iOS 10 and how to fix them in order to help you get the most out of Apple’s latest firmware.

  1. iOS 10 update soft bricks iPhone and iPad

Many users have reported that updating to iOS temporarily bricks their iPhone with a Connect to iTunes screen. Luckily, Apple has acknowledged the issue and successfully fixed it. If you are still experiencing the issue, we have a handy guide to help you fix it.

Step one: Before we get started, you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your device. Once you are done, connect your bricked iPhone to a Mac or a Windows PC.

Step two: iTunes will detect that your device is now in the Recovery Mode and you will get a prompt saying that your iPhone cannot be updated. All you have to do now is to click on the Restore button to proceed.


Step three: Next up, click on Restore and Update button to continue.



Step four: Once you are done, iTunes will start downloading the iOS 10 firmware. After the process is complete, extract the software to restore and update your iPhone to iOS 10.

  1. Software update failed

This is one of the most encountered issues when it comes to updating to a new iOS version. This time, some users have reported that software update failed when updating to iOS 10. To fix this issue, you can try updating to iOS 10 using iTunes.


Step one: Plug in your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step two: Go to the Summary Tab and click on the update button.

If the above-mentioned solution does not work for you, you can use iOS 10 IPWS file to update to iOS 10. You can use the steps below:

Step one: The first thing you need to do is to go to iOS 10 download page and download the iOS 10 IPSW file for your device. Make sure you check your phone model to download the correct iOS 10 file.

Step two: Next up, connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and open iTunes.

Step three: Head to the Summary tab

Step four: Hold the Shift key in Windows or Alt/Option key on Mac and click the “Restore iPhone” button

Step five: All you have to do now is to browse and select the iOS 10 IPSW you downloaded earlier.

  1. iOS 10 update stuck at “ Update Requested”

If you have just installed iOS 10 on your device on the day one, we have to say that you are not the only one who is attempting to install the latest firmware on the day of release. In reality, there are many other people who are trying to perform an update, which causes a huge traffic.

Luckily, Apple introduced a new feature that is specifically designed to handle the traffic. However, in some cases, a number of users get stuck at “Update Requested”. If you are experiencing the issue, there are some workarounds you can try to fix the issue.

  • Hard reset your iPhone

If your update get stuck at “Updated Requested”, you can perform a hard reset on your iPhone or iPad. To do this, simply hold down the power and home buttons at the same time until you sees the Apple logo.

  • Check your connection

Poor network connection may interrupt your installation. We recommend that you check your connection before moving ahead. Try turning off Wi-Fi or cellular network and turn it back on.

  • Update via iTunes

iTunes seems to be the most used method to update to a new iOS version. To do this, simply connect your iPhone to a computer, launch iTunes and click on the Update button.

  1. Battery draining fast

Battery is among the most encountered issues when it comes to iOS devices and iOS 10 is no exception. We have received a number of reports informing that their phone’s battery drains quickly when updating to iOS 10.

Unfortunately, there is no surefire of fixing the issue, but we have some tips that help you get you out of the problem

  • Turn off background app refresh


You can turn off background app refresh by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > disable background refresh for apps that you are not actively using to save battery life

  • Use Low Power Mode


In iOS 9, Apple first introduced the new Low Power mode that helps you extend battery life by an additional three hours. To activate it, you can go to Settings > Battery and enable it

  1. Apple’s stock mail app does not receive new mails


Some users have reported that their stock Mail app stops receiving new mails. To fix this issue, you can follow the steps below.

Step one: Open the Settings app. Scroll down to Mail and tap on it.

Step two: Select the mail account that stops receiving new mails and press “Sign Out”. You can repeat the process to remove all the affected mail accounts.

Step three: Once you are done, go to the Account lists and re-add all the email accounts.

We have just mentioned five common iOS issues when updating to iOS 10. If you are experiencing one of the above-mentioned issues, you can follow the instructions to fix it. There are still more to come in the part 2.

Let us know if you have an issue that has not been mentioned above in the comments below.

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