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Apple’s iOS 10 update is ‘bricking’ iPhone and iPad; here’s a step-by-step guide to fix the issue

Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 10 on the iPhone and iPad, has been giving trouble to the users after it was launched and there have been reports that the update is 'bricking' devices.

By: | Updated: September 15, 2016 1:57 PM
iOS 10 update, Apple iOS 10, iOS 10 issues, iOS 10 problems, apple, apple iphone, apple iphone 7, iphone 7, ios, ios10, ios 10, ios 10 launch Some of the millions of users of Apple devices who have accessed the iOS 10 update have reported crashing of smartphones and tablets. (Reuters)

Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 10 on the iPhone and iPad, has been giving trouble to the users after it was launched and there have been reports that the update is ‘bricking’ devices. Bricking is a term which is used when something causes a mobile electronic device to entirely be unable to function, most of the times which are permanent. Some of the millions of users who have accessed the update have reported crashing of smartphones and tablets. However, in a statement, Apple said, “brief issue with the software update process affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability”, but claimed that the issue has now been fixed.

Meanwhile, many users took to the social networking website Twitter to post that their Apple devices have been bricked by the update after facing continued problems and they could not make them work. There were several journalists who also posted on social media explaining the issues with the latest update. This latest free upgrade introduces several new features, like an upgraded Messages app which includes emojis and animations, Siri with an ability to be integrated into more apps and a new lock system with different notification screen. Consumers who have devices iPhone 5 version or newer or iPad mini 2 or latest can get the update in their iPhone and iPads.

Apple at the annual developer’s conference WWDC 2016, had announced the new iOS 10 and revealed offers of several new features. The latest features were to add various new functionalities and make the productivity of the devices by Apple to rise. In the most notable features of the latest iOS 10, there are redesigned notifications, improved Control Center and User Interface enabled for voice and video calls, along with and an updated Siri. The new operating system will come built in the newly unveiled iPhone 7, and its bigger variant iPhone 7 Plus.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to fixing the issue:
1. Find a PC with and open iTunes (latest version).
2. Connect your Apple device to the PC.
3. Press and hold the Sleep and Home buttons on the device.
4. Wait for ‘Recovery Mode’ to start.
5. There will be a prompt in the iTunes which allows the user to update or restore the device.
6. The restore puts the device back to the previous version.
7. The user should let it update and setup.

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