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It’s Now Safe to Update to iOS 10, If Word of Bugged Updates Was Stopping You


iOS 10 came out yesterday, and such updates always come with a bit of uneasiness, but that quickly compounded when the update process began bricking people’s iPhones and iPads (rendering them useless). However, if that scared you away from iOS 10, you’ll be happy to know that Apple quickly fixed the bug, and you can now update with abandon—provided you’re cool with all the new “features.”

The bug was only around for a short while, affecting only a few eager early adopters before Apple squashed it, but fear of bricking is enough to give anyone pause, especially considering how long and annoying software updates can already be. Apple told ReCode yesterday in a statement, “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.”

Now that any bugs are out of the way, you can move right on to being annoyed by iOS 10’s new quirks! The biggest one you’ll probably notice is that your phone no longer heads to the home screen after being unlocked with TouchID, instead asking you to then also click the home button. That probably has to do with the widgets Apple wants you to use on the lock screen (and a bit with the iPhone 7’s pressure-sensitive non-button home button), but if you just want to keep unlocking the same way you used to, a quick trip into your settings under general -> accessibility -> home button will allow you to change things back with a toggle flip.

There are plenty of other changes and new features to get used to in iOS 10, and there are certainly others you might want to revert, so take a look at this handy guide if you’re not a fan of change.

(via Gizmodo, image via )

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