iOS 10 Over-the-Air Update Bricking Some iPhones and iPads. Multiple forum members on MacRumors have expressed dismay at what appears to be a botched software update.
bit_bucket: What the actual heck. iPhone just bricked itself as well. That makes 2 devices screwed up by the OTA update and I have to try and restore to the older version now. I do not jailbreak and I did not preinstall the update. Just installed for the first time now. Come on apple. Appears since I hit update right after it hit the servers, I somehow got a corrupt install.
Who is affected?
So far, only iPad Pros, iPhone 6S / S+ and iPhone SEs have complained of corrupt installs. All of those who have complained used OTA updates, so it may affect more.
What do I do?
If you are having a problem with the OTA update then try an update in iTunes as this will save your settings and data. If the update doesn’t work then a restore may be necessary.
As usual we recommend you do a backup before performing any software update. To be safe you may want to forego the OTA update and use iTunes to update to iOS 10 instead.
Update: Apple has given a statement on the issue that caused the iOS 10 update to fail over the air, and says it has now been fixed.
“We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help”.
Note : All Firmware links have been updated to iOS 10.0.1 for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: