iOS 10

ios-10-1It’s that time of year again when Apple releases it’s next big iOS update and this year is no different with the release today of iOS 10. For those of you who may not already know, iOS is the operating system Apple uses on most of it’s mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones.

Below is a link to Apple’s website that explains some of the cool new features:

The Mercy IT Dept. highly recommends that you upgrade to iOS 10 at some point within the first few weeks of it’s release. You will need around 1.3 GB of free space on your device in order to download and apply the update. To check how much free space you have go to Settings, About, and look at the available amount of space. If you do not have enough free space usually cleaning up your camera roll is the best place to start.

Starting today you will start to receive notification of iOS 10’s availability through your Settings app. When you choose to do the update it should be done at home and not here at school. There are two reason for this. The upgrade could take as long as one hour depending on your connection speed and your iPad will be unusable during the upgrade. Also, we will be limiting the internet bandwidth allowed so that any users attempting to update their iPads on the school network will find it very slow. This is to prevent the update from bogging down the school’s internet connection during the first few days of it’s release. Before you initiate the upgrade you should have a recent iCloud backup or you should backup your iPad to a Mac or PC using iTunes. If you have any other questions or if you run into any issues please feel free to drop by or contact the IT Office.

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