Are you an iPhone 4S user and want to enjoy the updated features of iOS 10? Well, it is possible to get interactive notifications on the lock screen, advanced messaging goodies, and other features of iOS 10 with some simple steps only. Apple has officially released iOS 10 and iOS 10.0.1. But make sure to keep a backup of your data and archived files before you install iOS 10. Also, do check if your device can run iOS 10 or not. Here is the complete list of iOS devices that can get iOS 10 without any issues.
Devices that can get iOS 10
- The iPhone SE
- The iPhone 6
- The iPhone 6S
- The iPhone 6S plus
- The iPhone 5
- The iPhone 5 plus
- The iPhone 5s
It shows that the iPhone 4S, the original iPad, and the iPod touch 4th generation are not on the list. Thus you cannot update these devices to iOS 10.
Well, if you have a device compatible with iOS 10, it is high time to enjoy the latest features and make your life easier.
So, before you move ahead, let’s check out how to create a backup of your files and saved data.
Create a backup of your data and saved files
Keep in mind that iOS 10 is still in beta form. There are some glitches and technical issues that you can face during navigating to its features. But no worries, as you can return to your old iOS version whenever you want. So, it would be safer to create a backup of your previous iOS edition by following these steps:
Connect your iPhone to your PC.
Download and install iTunes.
After launching iTunes, click on iPhone or iPad icon in the menu bar.
Click on this computer to set your backup. It will help you to encrypt the backup whenever required.
Click on back up now and add a password if you are encrypting the backup.
Back up all your apps and saved data, files, etc.
Click on the iTunes tab from the menu bar and then click on the preferences.
Click on the devices tab.
Click on backup and choose the archive option.
Following these steps will help you create a backup of your files, and you can encrypt the backup any time without any hassle. Now let’s check out how to register for iOS 10.
Register for iOS 10 beta version
After creating the backup of your files, you need to register your device for beta testers. Here are the steps that you need to follow before you move to install the iOS beta version:
Go to beta.apple.com on the iPhone
Tap on sign up or click sign in if you have already registered previously
Enter your Apple ID and password
Click sign and log in using credentials
Accept the terms and conditions
After you accept the terms and conditions, you have done the registration process and can now install the iOS 10 beta version.
Install the iOS 10 Beta version
Now to install the iOS 10 beta version, you need to follow a few steps. These are:
Navigate to settings of your iPhone from your home screen
Click on general and then click on the software update tab
Enter your passcode
Click on agree tab and accept the terms and conditions.
Again, click on agree tab and confirm that you genuinely want to download and install the iOS 10 beta version.
Thus, following these steps will help you upgrade your iPhone to the iOS 10 beta version without putting many efforts and time.
Frequently Asked questions
What is iOS 10?
iOS 10 is a mobile operating system for Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. It is entirely free to download like all previous versions of iPhone iOS. Anyone who has an iPhone device compatible with iOS can upgrade their versions to iOS and enjoy interactive notifications, message goodies, etc. Moreover, you need to follow simple steps to upgrade your previous iOS version to iOS 10.
Can iPhone 4 be updated?
The iPhone users can update their devices to a higher iOS version, but if you have an iPhone 4, it cannot be updated past 7.1.2. besides this, if you have an iPhone running on an iOS version older than 5.0, you can only update it to a higher iOS version from a computer. Currently, the latest version of iOS available for iPhone 4 users is 7.1.2. When it comes to iPhone 4S, you can update it to iOS 9 only, the last major iOS version available for the device.
What can I do to get more space when updating wirelessly?
When your device needs more space, a message asks to remove the apps to update the software temporarily. Just tap continue and allow the apps to be removed. Once the software is installed, the apps will get reinstalled automatically. Make sure not to cancel instead, as you will need to delete the content manually from your device to add more space.
Is it possible to update your iPhone wirelessly?
To update your iPhone wirelessly, you need to plug your device into power and connect it to the internet. Navigate to settings and then click on General, tap on software update and tap install now. But if you download and install instead, tap it to download the update and enter a passcode. Then click on tap install now and update your iPhone wirelessly.
Is there any chance that iPhone will have a virus?
There is always a chance that your iPhone will have a virus. Thus it is recommended to check the installed apps and look for an app you might not have installed. You can look for other files, apk, photos, videos, etc. If you find any, uninstall or remove it and run a full scan to identify additional malicious software. But nowadays, Apple spends a lot of time working on this area, and thus it is hard to hack iPhones.
Upgrading to your previous iPhone iOS version is easy but always make sure to check if the latest iOS version supports your iPhone generation or not? For instance, if you have an iPhone 4s, your device is not compatible with iOS 10. So, you cannot enjoy the latest features of iOS 10. But if you have iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 or any other device compatible with iOS 10, you need to follow some simple steps mentioned above.
If you have an iPhone device compatible with iOS 10, skip upgrading your iPhone to iOS 9.3.5 and upgrade to iOS 10 and enjoy its enhanced features.
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