Last night Apple released the expected iOS 10, certainly one of the most important updates in the history of the operating system. However, several users have complained about a brick of their iPhone after the attempted update, which made the smartphones useless.
iOS 10 update temporarily bricked my iPhone 6s Plus… so yeah, I’d hold off on that. pic.twitter.com/qPFU1bpqZs
– Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 13, 2016
According to reports from Apple, the problem was resolved quickly, and it affected only one small number of users, especially those who tried to update during the first hour.
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Statement from Apple on iOS 10 update issues: pic.twitter.com/tGjL9hLWL0
– Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) September 13, 2016
However, if you find yourself in the unfortunate condition of having a bricked iPhone after the attempted update to iOS 10, keep calm and follow the steps below to fix:
- Connect the iPhone to the PC or Mac and start iTunes;
- Restart the iPhone in recovery mode; to do this, press and hold the power button and the home button together and continue until you see the recovery screen;
- On iTunes you will see a window appear asking you if you want to update or restore the iPhone; select Update and start the process;
- If this takes more than 15 minutes, repeat steps 1 to 3
- Once the installation is complete, proceed to the configuration of the iPhone normally.
It is very likely that by doing so you will be able to restart the iPhone, since it is “only” a soft brick that can be solved by software.