Apple is all set to release the iOS 10 to the public on September 13. The new operating system is jam-packed with exciting new features. Apple unveiled the iOS 10 at WWDC in June, and it been in beta testing since then. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will run the new OS. But which of the older iPhones, iPads and iPods are going to be compatible with iOS 10? Will your device be compatible with it?

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See if your device is compatible with the new OS

Apple does its best to get as many of its users as possible to the latest firmware. However, it’s not always possible to support all the iOS devices out there because the older ones may not have the necessary hardware and processing power to run the latest software platforms efficiently. Here’s the list of all the iPhones, iPads and iPods compatible with iOS 10:

iPhones

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5

iPads

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod

  • iPod Touch 6th generation

If your device is not on the list, you can’t upgrade to the iOS 10. The iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini 1, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 5th generation have lost support this year.

How to upgrade to iOS 10

If your device is compatible with the iOS 10, you’ll get an alert from Apple once the update is available. Then go to Settings > General > Software Update > iOS 10 > Install now. You can enjoy all the new features once the update is successfully installed.

Don’t forget to back up all your important data prior to installing the update, just in case things don’t go as expected. Also, make sure that there is sufficient memory and your device’s battery is at least 50% charged.