According to some users in the MacRumours forum, the newest iOS 10 update is causing some Apple devices to boot into recovery mode, rendering the handset useless unless it is restored.
The issue doesn’t seem to be limited to single device but most reports are coming from users of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Handsets effected include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE.
Apple has released a statement on the issue, saying: “We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help. ”
Hold off on the iOS 10 update for a little while
The company has reportedly fixed the issue, which many believe stemmed from a server issue during the first hour. As is common with day one updates like this, it’s likely that Apple underestimated the amount of people trying to download the new operating system at once.
If you’re still worried about your device getting stuck in recovery mode and needing a reset, hold off on downloading the iOS 10 update until things have slowed down.
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