iOS 10 Review – Should You Update?

Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10, our biggest release yet. Express yourself in bold new ways in Messages. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. And use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. There’s so much to say about iOS 10 — here are just a few of our favorite things.

Once Apple hits its groove with an operating system, it riffs on the same melody for a couple iterations. So Apple’s iOS 8 and 9 came and went without really changing the song. In iOS 10, Apple is singing a new tune. It looks crisp, fresh, and different. The animations look entirely different from before, and there are loads of new features packed into this update, not the least of which are a new Apple Music, a Home app for HomeKit, refreshed widgets, richer notifications, and improved integration of 3D Touch.

Apple officially released iOS10 to the public on September 13. Anyone with an iPhone 5 or newer and anyone with an iPad 4 or newer can install the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come with iOS 10 pre-installed. We’ve been using iOS 10 since the first beta arrived, and it’s fantastic.

Here’s our full review.