How to Fix the Most Common Issues on iOS10
You're not alone if you're experiencing iOS 10 problems, as the iPhone and iPad update has run into a number of issues, and if you've encountered any, don't panic as there are many ways to fix them.
There are both intentional changes by Apple that need to be remedied for some users, and unintentional glitches due to bad code that we can help alleviate. It just takes some iOS 10 troubleshooting.
From poor battery life, to spotty Bluetooth connectivity, to iPhones and iPads bricking when trying to update, here's our all-encompassing guide to solving your iOS 10 problems.
*iOS10 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues
This problem creeps up every year, and sadly it's no different with iOS 10. Even after Apple released iOS 10.0.2 many people are still experiencing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth problems.
Here's what we've done to resolve both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth problems in one fell swoop: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. It's the third option down, and you'll want to avoid Reset All Settings and Erase All Content and Settings.
By selecting Reset Network Settings you'll keep your data intact, but your wireless connects will be back to their default settings. That usually solves our issues.
*How to stop Messages installing other apps
A new feature of iOS 10 allows apps to install themselves via the iMessages App Store. These extensions can make using the Messages app easier, as you can quickly check out third party apps from within Messages, but it can also make the app more complicated to use.
To stop iMessage extensions from automatically installing, open up the Messages app and tap on the arrow icon, then "Apps".
Next, tap the four circles icon in the bottom-left of the screen, then select the 'Store' icon. Tap "Manage" then toggle the switch next to "Automatically Add Apps" to off.
*Touch ID stops working on iOs 10?
If Touch ID has stopped working, and you can't configure it after upgrading to iOS 10, then try the following:
Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and enter your passcode. Turn off iTunes & App Store, then reboot your device. Go back to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and turn on iTunes & App Store.
You may need to remove and then rescan your fingerprints. To do this go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and scroll down to the list of fingerprints. Tap on the fingerprint you want to delete, then select "Delete" and restart your device. Once your iPhone or iPad restarts, go back into settings and add your fingerprint. Touch ID should now work.