Apple iOS 10 is here and we can’t be more excited. Touted as the world’s most advanced and powerful OS by Tim Cook, the iOS 10 is maybe a little too powerful for Apple’s own phones to handle. Eager users who jumped to update as soon as hey can are experiencing issues with the update. The iOS 10 update is annoyingly bricking the iPhones and iPads by sending them into an uninterrupted sleep state whereby the device wouldn’t normally turn on.
But the issue is not prevalent with all the users, only a few handsets and tablets have been affected so far. If you are one of the unfortunate few, try the following steps to fix it:
1) Connect your iPhone/ iPad to the iTunes application.
2) Force the handset to restart by holding the Power and Home keys for around 15 seconds until the device boots into recovery mode.
3) When you are prompted with the options to whether “restore” or “backup”, choose restore. This option will (as usual) erase everything on your device, so we hope you backed up your device before beginning with the update. (If you have had an Apple device for a while, you should have already known this.)
4) Once the restore is complete, your handset will turn back on like it’s new (without any traces of your date).
5) You can begin the setup process again, once you have reached this point.
6) In case this doesn’t fix your problem, there is no harm in trying the restore process again.
Apple has provided its opinions on this and stated that they have fixed this issue and the update will not brick the handset anymore (boy, if only we had a nickel for every time we heard that from Apple). If we were to believe this, you can probably update your iPhone, in case you haven’t done it yet. But don’t forget to backup your personal data before you proceed with the update.