The much-anticipated updates to iOS and watch OS are here.

After many months of beta testing, iOS 10 has finally arrived for public use. All users may now upgrade their Apple mobile operating system to the latest version. The update major overhauls for the Music, Maps, Messages, News and Photos apps along with some minor upgrades like changing flashlight intensity, etc.

For a full list of the newest features, visit apple.com/ios/ios-10.

Ready to Update?
We always recommend backing up your iPhone before making any type of OS update, but this is especially true with major releases like iOS 10. Whether you automatically back up to iCloud or manually backup to your Mac, be sure to create a fresh backup just before you go through the installation process. Should something go wrong during the upgrade, you can always reset the phone and restore it from your backup and you won’t have lost any time or important information.

You also want to make sure your device is compatible with the update. iOS 10 should be compatible with any iOS device running iOS 9, but in case there is some question, here is a full list of devices that can update –

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7 inch and iPad Pro 12.9 inch
  • iPod touch 6th generation

For Apple Watch users, you will be able to update to watch OS 3 once your iPhone is running iOS 10. watchOS 3 features significantly improved performance that makes it even simpler to launch favorite apps instantly, either from the watch face or with the new Dock, which displays the latest information already updated in the background. New fitness and health capabilities include the breakthrough Breathe app, designed to encourage users to take a moment in their day to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction. The Activity app now includes the ability to share, compare and compete, keeping friends and family motivated. There is also a customized experience for wheelchair users to close their Activity rings, in addition to dedicated workouts.

For more information on watch OS 3, visit apple.com/watchos

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: support.apple.com/HT201222.