How to install iOS 10 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes or OTA update

How to install iOS 10 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes or OTA update

Apple has officially released the final version of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with number of new features like new visual effects for iMessages, a sticker system for the Messages app, replace Emoji by tapping, improvements to Siri functionality, raise to wake, new Apple Music experience, 3D Touch gestures, multilingual typing, improvements to search in the Photos app and more.

iOS 10 is available via an over-the-air update or through iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can update by navigating to Settings app > General > Software Update > Install or through iTunes by connecting your device directly and manually.
It’s a really simple and different method for installing iOS 10 firmware on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes and through OTA(Over The Air).

It’s a really simple and different method for installing iOS 10 firmware on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes and through OTA(Over The Air).

Via OTA:
Go to Settings --- General --- Software Update and Hit download and Install.
If your device is jailbroken then the steps mentioned above does not apply. So you need to install directly or manually from iTunes as follows;

It’s a really simple and different method for installing iOS 10 firmware on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes and through OTA(Over The Air).


Via iTunes
Direct Method:
Connect your device to iTunes> Select your device> And hit restore if you want clean iOS 10 or hit update if you want move from previous iOS version.

It will first download the ipsw firmware file and it begins with the restore process. But while doing this you need good internet connectivity. If you lose your internet connectivity you cannot resume your download. So it’s better to restore or update your device via iTunes manually.

Manual Method:
Simply Download the .ipsw firmware file for your device from our download page --- Open iTunes --- Go to Summary of your iPhone --- Hit Shift key and Click on Restore iPhone or Update iPhone.


It’s a really simple and different method for installing iOS 10 firmware on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes and through OTA(Over The Air).

Note that restore means clean iOS 10 update and update means just moving from previous iOS version to iOS 10 update.

After that select the downloaded .ipsw file and you’re done. The restoring process takes a while so dont panic. After rebooting several times that your device will be loaded with the latest iOS 10 software.

Jailbreakers should stay away from this update as it will lose your jailbreak and there is still no jailbreak yet for iOS 10 and downgrading back to iOS 9.3.3 and lower is impossible as Apple has stopped signing it.

Note: Backup your device before performing this action

How to install iOS 10 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes or OTA update How to install iOS 10 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via iTunes or OTA update Reviewed by iMangoss on 1:05:00 AM Rating: 5

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