Did YOU get Apple’s iOS 10? Software update that includes ‘sassy’ emojis and the ability to delete apps divides users

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10, caused serious ‘bricking’ problems for iPhone and iPad users.

But even for those who have managed to install the software without this glitch, it has been met with mixed reactions.

Users are mourning the loss of the gun emoji and are irritated by changes to the Home button,  but feel ecstatic the Stocks app can finally be deleted and that the running emoji seems to have ‘hit puberty’.

The software update was released worldwide yesterday, with a few teething problems.

Once the glitches were overcome, millions of users flocked to social media shortly after Apple’s ‘biggest release ever’ to share their opinions on the changes.

 

One of the biggest points of contention is the new emojis that now feature.

Some emojis have been given makeovers, with one Twitter user suggesting the girl ‘just learnt how to contour’, while the boys have also become sassy.

One user Tweeted: 'Thank you Apple for acknowledging boys can be sassy too' with a picture of the new boy emoji (pictured)

The running man emoji has also ‘hit puberty’ and developed some more muscles.

But not all the changes have been met with positive reactions.

In particular, the water pistol that has replaced the gun emoji was poorly received, with Twitter users suggesting it would make their messages appear less threatening.

One user said: ‘ioS 10 went from bang bang to squirt squirt’.

Another new feature that seems to annoy users is the change to the Home button.

As default, users now have to press the Home button to unlock the phone, but this feature can be removed.

This can be done by accessing settings, then general accessibility, then swiping the ‘rest finger to open’ option under ‘Home button’.

But what seems to overshadow the rest of the changes is the joy users are expressing at their ability to remove Apple’s default apps from the home screen, including the Stocks app.

‘What a time to be alive’ one user posted, alongside a screenshot of the Stocks app being deleted.

‘I’ve never been so happy to delete something as I am deleting the Stocks app. Dreams do come true’ said another.

Having been first revealed at Apple’s developer conference in June, iOS 10 sees more artificial intelligence implanted into the software.

The Photos app is now better able to identify and show users photos in their library based on time, location, people and even the items in them.

 

The iOS keyboard has been given a similar intelligence boost, Apple says, and is now able to better understand context as users type, including showing a snapshot of the calendar as users discuss making plans with contacts.

The firm’s Apple Music has also been redesigned as part of the update, having been criticised for being confusing when it launched last year.

The new software will also come built in to the new iPhone 7, which along with the larger 7 Plus will go on sale in the UK on Friday after being announced in San Francisco last week.

 

We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability,’ an Apple spokesperson told MailOnline.

‘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.’

Apple has also shared instructions for those unlucky users, which should turn the ‘brick’ back into a working iPhone.

The firm says customers should begin by putting their device in recovery mode and set it up just like they did when it came out of the box.

It is also important that they are using the latest version of iTunes.

‘Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes,’ Apple explains.

‘If you don’t have a computer, borrow one from a friend or go to an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider for help.’

 

Once a computer has been located, user should simply restart the device by pressing and holding both the Sleep/Wake buttons and Home button for at least 10 seconds.

Apple states that users should hold the buttons simultaneously, ‘and don’t release when you see the Apple logo’ – keep holding until recovery mode is displayed on the screen.

When the option to ‘Restore’ or ‘Update’, user need to choose’ Update’ and iTunes should then kick in and attempt to reinstall iOS ‘without erasing your data’.

 

If 15 minutes has passed and your device still displays the recovery mode screen, Apple says users will need to repeat all of the steps and choose ‘Restore’ instead of ‘Update’.

After the update or restore is complete, simply set up your device.

Apple’s iOS 10 is only designed to work on relatively recent models, so owners must have an iPhone 5 or newer to download the update.

The update also won’t work on the oldest iPads – iOS 10 users must have an iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro 9.7-inch or any subsequent models for the update to work.

The new software will also work on the iPod touch 6th generation, but not on any older iPod models.

This is not the first time that an Apple software update has encountered problems.

The iOS 9.3.2 released in May was supposed to prevent bugs, but instead added a larger one for some iPad Pro customers.

Many of the unfortunate users received an ‘Error 56’ message that prompted them to plug the device into iTunes, but this was not found to reverse the glitch.

 [Source:-Daily Mail]