iOS 10 is the tenth version of iOS that was released on September 13, 2016, after the iPhone 7 release. It is the successor of iOS 9 and the predecessor to iOS 11. It features richer notifications, more accuracy on Siri, and installing stickers and enlarging messages in iMessage.
Here are some things it includes:
- App Store – brings back the "Categories" section, and organizes user reviews into "Helpful" and "Not Helpful" for developers. Developers can also buy advertisement spots when users search for content.
- Calendar – has more settings: type of calendar, day of the week a calendar starts on, and alerts for birthdays and events
- Swift Playgrounds – a game where you can create your own game and learn serious code in any way. It was released with the update.
- Camera – Live Photos can be taken with filters, and music will no longer stop playing when the app is launched
- Clock – new "Bedtime" feature and new stopwatch face.
- Contacts – set default phone numbers and email addresses for contacts. Also a user can add and remove contacts from their Favorites list.
- Home – a new app that allows users to manage appliances compatible with HomeKit.
- Mail – easier unsubbing from mailing lists, re-added support for HTML5, filtering of messages by unread/read or by categories, changes to email threading.
- Maps – scans calendar events for locations, learns from a user's typical actions, and redesigned driving view. New parked car indicators. Finds the nearest gas station, fast food restaurant or coffee shop. Third-party extension support. Displays current temperature and weather conditions in bottom right corner of screen.
- Messages – incorporates its own App Store for stickers, games, and rich content. Visual effects and handwritten notes added. New emojis.
- Music – redesigned. "For You" section has been reorganized, with a playlist offering daily music recommendations. Lyrics are viewable for songs in-app. "Optimized Storage", "Downloaded Music" options and tabs added.
- News – redesigned, taking cues from Apple Music's layout
- Notes – collaboration feature added.
- Photos – sorts and searches the Photos app through deep learning. Memories feature added. Add doodles or text onto a photo. Live Photos can be edited. Auto-enhance feature upgraded.
- Phone – transcribes received visual voicemails
Below is a list of iPhones, iPads, and iPods that are compatible with iOS 10.
- iPhone 5 (limited Features)
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 5C (limited Features)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPad (4th generation) (limited Features)
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Pro
- iPad Pro (9.7 inch)
With the release of iOS 10, Apple dropped support for multiple devices with an A5 or A5X chip. Below is a list of iPhones, iPads, and iPods that are not compatible with iOS 10.
- This is the first iOS version to feature press home to unlock and making it revealed to be in iOs 11 in iPhone 7 and 7 plus and more.
- This is the first iOS version to have 3D Touch on the notifications for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users.
- This is the first iOS version to feature Siri integrating with iOS apps more than ever.
- This is the first iOS version to have a separate app to control HomeKit products.