Here is how to update iOS 10 GM or Beta to final iOS 10 version

Apple has officially released the final iOS 10 version for users worldwide. iOS 10 comes with tons of new features and changes that promise for a more streamlined experience. OTA update seems to be the best option to update to the final iOS 10 version for supported devices. However, a lot of Apple users who have installed iOS 10 Beta or iOS 10 GM across the world will be wondering whether they get the OTA update or not.

iOS 10 GM (Golden Master) is the final build of the iOS 10 before it is officially released to the public, and iOS 10 GM launched a few days after Apple’s Keynote 2016. In reality, the iOS 10 includes almost all the new features you will find in the final version, but it may come with some bugs, so we recommend you update to the final iOS 10 version.

In this post, we will show you how to go from the iOS 10 GM (Golden Master) or iOS 10 beta to the final iOS 10 version.

1. OTA update

As mentioned above, OTA update serves as the most used method when it comes to updating to a new iOS firmware, as it is simple and fast. For those who are on iOS 10 Golden Master, you can perform an OTA update. You simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and check for a software update, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the final iOS 10 version on your device.


Note that if you have got iOS 10 public beta installed on your device, you will also get the OTA update. You can repeat the above-mentioned process to install the firmware on your device.

2. Remove iOS Beta Profile

If you don’t see the OTA update, you can use the following steps below

Step one: First and foremost, you open the Settings app, scroll down and tap on General.

Step two: Navigate to the bottom of the page and tap on Profiles.

Step three: Next up, select iOS Beta Software Update. Once you are done, tap on the Delete button and you will be required to enter the device passcode. After that, confirm that you want to delete the Profile from your device.

Step four: Once you are done, hold down the Lock/Wake and Home buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Step five: After your device finishes rebooting, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update and you will see a pending software update. All you have to do is to download and install firmware on your device.

3. Update via iTunes

If none of the above-mentioned methods work for you, the best shot for updating to the final iOS 10 firmware is to put your device in Recovery Mode and update via iTunes. Here is how you do it:

Step one: First and foremost, connect your iOS device to iTunes. When your device is connected, restart your device. Press and hold the Lock/Wake and Home buttons at the same, make sure you don’t release until the Recovery mode screen appears.

Step two: While you are in the Recovery Mode, iTunes will display a message that informs that you can update. All you need to do is to choose the Download button to install the final version of iOS 10.

4. Jailbreakers

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you can update to latest iOS 10 version by heading to Settings > General > Software Update. Here, you will see the “Check for Update” message.  After that, plug your device to your computer and restore your device via iTunes.

Remember that jailbreak and all related tweaks will be removed from your device when you install iOS 10.

Note that if the iOS 10 GM has the same build number as the final iOS 10 version, you don’t need to do anything. Make yourself a sandwich and enjoy iOS 10.

Will you be updating to the final iOS 10 version? Let us know in the comments section below.

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