Apple made a lot of announcements at its event last week, and while the highlights included the iPhone 7 and AirPods, Apple also confirmed that iOS 10 and watchOS 3 would launch to the public on Sept. 13.
Right on schedule, iOS 10 is now available for download. To grab it, you can either go into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod’s Settings app, tap “General,” and then select “Software Update,” or you can plug your device into your computer and launch iTunes.
The following devices are compatible with iOS 10:
iOS 10 is a significant update for Apple’s mobile platform. Included is an updated lock screen that can show widgets, an updated Control Center that supports 3D Touch, a Raise to Wake feature, a Siri SDK that’ll allow Siri to work with third-party apps, the ability to remove many built-in Apple apps from your home screen, and updates to the Apple Maps and Music apps.
Messages is getting a major overhaul, too, complete with support for Digital Touch sketching, animations, and an App Store that’ll let you download stickers, make payments, and more.
Also launching today is watchOS 3. Like iOS 10 is for the iPhone and iPad, watchOS 3 is a significant update for the Apple Watch. For example, the update adds a Dock for quick access to your favorite apps, which you can access by pressing your Apple Watch’s side button. The watchOS 3 update also offers an updated Control Center, activity sharing, and performance improvements.
To update to watchOS 3, launch the Watch app on the iPhone that your Apple Watch is connected to. Then tap “General” followed by “Software Update.”
If you’re updating to iOS 10 or watchOS3 today, be sure to share your first impressions once you’ve got your update(s) installed!