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Must Know About iOS 10 Updating on iPad Air/Mini

Recently, Apple released iOS 10 to the public and it included dozens of new features and improvements. As you may have noticed, there have been changes in the Notes, Mail, Phone, Camera, Photos, Calendar, Maps, Music, News, Safari and Messages apps. However, how to update iOS 10 on iPad may be your first problem. Don’t worry, we will introduce you two methods to update iOS 10, besides, we have collected some common problems and solutions for you. Just read this tutorial and find the best solution for your device.

Part 1. Update iOS 10 on Your iPad

There are two ways for you to update iPad operating system, and please note that you may lose data in the updating process, so backing up your iPad by using iTunes or iCloud before updating your device is strongly recommended.

Method 1. Update iPad Wirelessly
Step 1. Make sure that your iPad has enough storage space first. Note that Wi-Fi and power supply are needed as well.

Step 2. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" on your iPad. Then you can see an interface as below, tap "Download and Install" to continue.

iPhone iOS10 Update

Step 3. After the update package is done, you can press "Install" or "Later" when the pop-ups comes. If asked, enter your passcode.

Method 2. Update iPad With iTunes
If method 1 doesn’t work, you can update manually using iTunes. If your computer is using Personal Hotspot on the iOS device that you’re updating, connect your computer to a different Wi-Fi or Ethernet network before you update.

Step 1. Install the latest version of iTunes. Open it after the installation is done.
Step 2. Attach iPad to your computer, and then iTunes will detect your device.
Step 3. Click "Summary" > "Check for Update" > "Download and Update".

iTunes Device Update

Part 2. Five Common Update Problems And Solutions

1. Bricked My iPhone/iPad
It is reported that some iPhone/iPad got bricked in updating iOS 10, and there are still some iOS users encountering similar issues though Apple has fixed up this bug soon.
However, if you're still experiencing problems now, here's what to do:

Firstly, connect your iOS device to a Windows PC or Mac with the latest version of iTunes. Then, press and hold the Sleep and Home buttons on your device until the Recovery Mode screen appears. When there is a prompt to either update or restore the device on iTunes, select "Update". Wait for seconds, and everything will be fine.

Bricked iPad

Note: If this process doesn't work, you may need to take your device into an Apple Store or contact the company's customer support.

2. Draining My Battery
Turn you screen brightness down is an obvious quick fix for conserving charge. Turn off cellular data when using Wi-Fi can also save some battery life. Besides, turning off Background App Refresh on your iPad by going to "Settings" > "General" > "Background App Refresh" helps a lot in extending battery usage time as well.

3. Bluetooth And Wi-Fi Aren't Working
As Apple's OS usually do, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth may has odd problem when iOS 10 first launches.

If you're having trouble with either, just go to "Settings" > "General” > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings". This should reset all your wireless connections to default settings without deleting your data.

Rreset Network Settings

4. Device is Overheating With iOS 10
It should only be a temporary problem that your phone or tablet may heat up more than usual when you charge it. Because apps would be updated continuously in the background when hen you first download and install iOS 10. It will be back to normal temperatures during next charging time.

If you're still having problems, you might consider a hard reset or turning off auto-sending of diagnostic and usage data by going to "Settings" > "Privacy" > "Diagnostics & Usage".

5. Running Slower Than iOS 9
To fix up this problem, you may try turning on Reduce Motion by going to "Settings" > "General" > "Accessibility" > "Reduce Motion", which essentially turns off all the special motion effects, making the OS run smoother. Similarly, turning on Reduce Transparency by accessing in "Settings" > "General" > "Accessibility" > "Increase Contrast" should make things run a bit slicker.

Reduce Motion

Moreover, try turning off Background App Refresh, freeing up storage space and deleting old files and photos to get at least 1GB of free space on your device's memory help the OS runs smoothly, too. If all else fails, give the old "turn it off and on" trick a try before a factory reset.

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