iOS 10: How To Fix The Most Common Problems

Published: 17 September 2016

New features along with new problems. That’s iOS 10 for you.

Unlike Windows and a really powerful desktop computer (or a laptop), Apple’s iOS and Apple devices, such as the iPhone and the iPad, are a match made in heaven. But that doesn’t mean the new operating system from Apple is a flawless one.

Apple’s iOS 10 update was recently rolled out to all devices and the new update brought a lot of new features to all Apple devices.

But with those new features came a whole set of new problems.

Since Apple’s iOS 10 launch, many users have complained about a number of problems and bugs that have plagued Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads.

The problems become even more apparent after users have updated their Apple devices.

But don’t worry, if you are one of those people who has encountered iOS 10 problems then we have the solutions to those problems right here.

These solutions will provide a fix for most, common, iOS 10 problems.

Of course not all iOS 10 issues have been random ones. Some of the complications have occurred because of intentional changes that were made by Apple in an attempt to bring new features to the consumers.

Unfortunately, some of those new features made things worse rather than better for Apple users. On top of that, there were also those, mandatory, unintentional bugs and glitches (which usually pop up because of unprofessionally written code) that further added to the list of iOS 10 problems.

Of course, we’re here to help you with those problems.

From poor battery longevity to an unreliable Bluetooth connectivity, to other Apple devices such as iPhones and iPad getting bricked during the update process, here is our ultimate guide to solving all of the common iOS 10 problems.

1- Battery Life Shortened Because of iOS 10

Without a shadow of a doubt, Apple’s September 13 update brought a lot of new features to Apple devices.

But because of those features, some of the users complained about their smartphone devices experiencing significantly less battery life.

In other words, those new features taxed the battery more than before and all of this happened because of the Apple’s new iOS 10.

So what should you do in a situation like this one?

Well, firstly, you should remain hopeful that Apple will, eventually, release some fixes and patches for the reduced battery life problem that has been caused by iOS 10.

But until that moment here is what we think is the best possible solution to increase the uptime of your smartphone devices such as the iPhone and the iPad.

To increase the battery life of your Apple device that’s running iOS 10, start off by turning off all background application refresh actions.

To do that simply go to Settings and then go to General. After that tap on Background App Refresh and then proceed to the resulting menu.

The new menu will show you a list of applications. The one thing you’ll notice in this list of applications is that many of the apps listed will be totally alien to you.

In other words, most of the apps listed won’t be of much use to you, at least not in terms of having to update their status constantly (in the background which zaps a lot of battery).

Needless to say, updating apps in the background eats through any smartphone’s battery life let alone Apple’s iPhone’s or iPad’s.

Moreover, also make sure that you have turned off any Fitness Tracking applications. You can probably see a pattern here.

That pattern is this: shut off all unnecessary applications in order to increase the battery life of your new iOS 10 device.

To do that, go to Settings (again) and then tap on the Privacy option. After that, you should be able to go select Motion & Fitness.

Done? Great. Let’s move on because there is still a lot of things left to do in order to stabilize your device’s battery time.

If you happen to have an Apple Watch, then it should be clear to you that you don’t really need a fitness tracking application on your smartphone device.

According to some surveys, the applications that waste away your battery life are found in Health, Microsoft Health, TripAdvisor, and Waze. In short: if you want to preserve your smartphone’s battery life to a respectable level then you need to say no to these applications that track you and your surroundings (along with a lot of other stuff) at every possible opportunity.

And how about showing some discipline and not having Wifi on every minute of the day?

That’s right. You must learn how to optimize the use of the WiFi feature and not have it turned on all the time.

The iOS 10 is a battery killer, so you need to take extra precautions in order to make sure that your smartphone doesn’t die on you at some critical moment in your day.

Turn Wi-Fi feature on and off at appropriate times.

For example, differentiate between the time you’re at home or at work. Try to stay connected to Wi-Fi as much as possible instead of your cellular connection.

When you’re not in your house then stop your Apple device, iPhone or iPad, from constantly trying to connect to the various, sometimes open, Wifi networks when you know that you can’t connect to any of them.

And besides, the new iOS 10 has made it quite easy for the user to turn on and off the WiFi feature. Simply, swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen and from the resulting Control Center, just toggle the Wifi icon to either turn it on or off.

Additionally, have a bit of self-control and slide down your device’s brightness levels. In other words, keep them in check. You don’t have to make your smartphone glow like a bulb to read stuff on it.

You might already know this but the display brightness of your smartphone’s screen is the highest consumer of battery life on your smartphone.

Develop the habit of NOT checking your smartphone for updates, messages, or emails every two minutes. Don’t use your smartphone to look at the time every twenty minutes either. Buy a cheap analog (or digital) wristwatch for that. And while you’re at it, make sure you stay away from those McDonald’s happy meal ones.

Do keep track of which applications on your smartphone are eating up your battery life on a regular basis.

Modern situations call for modern apps. And the new apps in iOS 10 are on a neverending update cycle.

Consequently, these apps waste a lot of your smartphone’s battery without giving any value for it.

To control these apps, simply go to Settings and then hit the Battery option.

You’ll be shown the list of applications that are secretly munching away on your battery life. Look out for sleazy audiobook applications and especially Twitter.

2- What To Do About Smartphones That Were Bricked Because of iOS 10 Update


Yes, you’re bricked device can be repaired without much work. You’ll need to put up with iTunes though.

Before we detail the procedure for “un-bricking” your Apple device, you should know that Apple indeed put in a lot of hard work in ensuring that the new iOS 10 was as bug-free as possible.

There were hardly any reports, any reports that gained media attention at least, where Apple devices were bricked because of iOS 10 beta.

In other words, Apple had that “bricked-device” covered from the start i.e the beta program.

But we all know now that after the final launch of iOS 10, many Apple devices were bricked because of the upgrade process.

Apple owners with bricked devices flooded Twitter with pictures and tweets about their experiences with the new over-the-air iOS 10 update process.

And when a new operating system does that to your device, especially after a successful three-month long beta program, it is demoralizing, to say the least.

The solution to this problem is a relatively easy one. That solution is your trusty iTunes. Of course, normally you hate that application except when you need it.

Apple announced the news, for bricked device owners, that users who had their devices bricked because of the iOS 10 update process should connect their smartphones to their desktop computer and finish out the process to get a working device again.

So, we’re going to recommend you the same thing with just a bit more detail in order to make doubly sure that you don’t end up with a bricked device this time around.

First of all, know that iTunes has a good history of restoring impaired Apple devices back to good health.

Secondly, you will need a Mac or a Windows/Linux/Whatever PC to begin the process.

And since, iOS 10 has managed to brick an uncountable (not because the number is too large but that no one really cares enough to count) number of Apple iPhones and iPads, you should definitely backup your device’s data before proceeding with the update process.

Apple’s “over-the-air” updates have wreaked havoc on many Apple devices and the reason is that people usually forget or don’t like to backup their files from their smartphone devices.

You must have regularly scheduled backups of all your iPhone and iPad data. And it shouldn’t be too hard for anyone now since there is always the iCloud to lean on with your backups.

Of course, you’ll have to pay Apple a certain amount of money to backup your entire hard drive.

3- What About iOS 10 Bluetooth and WiFi Problems

This is probably the most common smartphone problem of all time, not just for the iOS 10 but for all operating systems.

Every year you have a new operating system, mobile, and desktop, that runs into problems while trying to connect to other devices or networks via Bluetooth and WiFi.

And naturally, the iOS 10 is no different to all the other smartphone operating systems, mainly Android, out there.

The best solution is, again, patience. Eventually, enough people will voice their hate towards Apple because of Bluetooth and WiFi-related problems and the company will come out with a general fix for the nagging issue.

But for now, here is what we think you should do in order to resolve the complications in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection problems in one go.

First, go to Settings (you know the drill) and then go to the General option. Then hit the Reset option and then select Reset Network Settings.

Be careful here otherwise, you might miss the option entirely. It is the third option from the top.

Also, you must exercise extreme caution in this menu because options such as Reset All Settings  and Erase All Content And Settings aren’t exactly nonconsequential ones.

The obvious benefit of activating Reset Network Settings option is that you’ll be able to keep your data unblemished while your wireless connection settings will be refreshed back to their original, default, configuration.

In the majority of the cases, this solves the problem with Bluetooth and WiFi connections.

It should work for you too.

4- The new Home Button in iOS 10 is Making Me Lose My Sleep


The new 3D touch is a bit irritating if you don’t know your way. Read ahead to know your way.

Yes, the home button has been revamped from the ground up. New changes to the Home button mean that the button no longer has the old functionality of “slide-to-unlock.”

Too bad right?

Not quite.

Apple’s iOS 10 will now require you to press in on the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

And you may think that’s a lot of work just to open up the screen but obviously, Apple developers don’t seem to agree with you.

And that’s why you have this feature in the new iOS 10 upgrade.

But we’re on your side so we’ll let you in on a secret quick fix in the case you don’t want the new feature and instead want to go back to the old method of unlocking your smartphone’s screen.

There are a lot of menus here to keep a good count.

You’ll need to go into iOS 10 settings. To do that, go to Settings and then tap General. When you have done that, then hit Accessibility and then select Home Button.

The Home Button option will appear around midway to keep sliding down. When you have selected the Home Button option, simple turn on Rest Finger To Open.

This should allow you, from now on, to unlock your iPhone or iPad with nothing but Touch ID. But most of all, you will not be required to press the Home button any longer.


Your iOS 10 should be working better than before now but remain calm if you haven’t found the solution to your iOS 10 problem.

Keep visiting the site for part two of this iOS 10 problems post because trust us, there are a lot of iOS 10 problems.

Use the comments section below to let us know your problems and any solutions which you may have found on your phone. Don’t forget to discuss your opinions about iOS 10.

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