iOS 10.3 ready to in­stall with Find My AirPods and more

After nu­mer­ous beta re­leases iOS 10.3 is fi­nally ready for the masses, writes Os­car Ray­mundo

iPad&iPhone user - - NEWS -

After seven beta re­leases, iOS 10.3 is fi­nally here. This dot-re­lease brings with it the abil­ity to track your AirPods from the Find My iPhone app and the switch from the out­dated HFS+ sys­tem to the new Ap­ple File Sys­tem. In ad­di­tion, iOS 10.3 lets you leave re­views in-app and will give de­vel­op­ers the chance to re­ply to your re­views in the App Store.

It’s al­ways im­por­tant to back up your iOS de­vice be­fore at­tempt­ing to in­stall any new soft­ware, but be­cause iOS

10.3 switches to a new file for­mat, you might run into some un­ex­pected com­pat­i­bil­ity is­sues. So, it’s ex­tra im­por­tant to cre­ate a backup this time.

Back up

You can back up your de­vice to your com­puter or to iCloud. Back up to iCloud by go­ing to Set­tings > iCloud > Stor­age & Backup and turn­ing on iCloud Backup.

Back up to your com­puter by con­nect­ing your iPhone and launch­ing iTunes. Se­lect your de­vice in the up­per-left cor­ner of the iTunes win­dow, then click on the Sum­mary tab. Un­der Back­ups, choose Back Up Now. Check the ‘En­crypt’ box if you want the backup to store your pass­words and Health data, which we rec­om­mend.

In­stall iOS 10.3

Here’s how to in­stall the iOS up­date on your de­vice through a Wi-Fi or mo­bile con­nec­tion:

Open the Set­tings app

Tap Gen­eral > Soft­ware Up­date

Tap Down­load and In­stall

En­ter your pass­code

Agree to the terms and con­di­tions

The de­vice will need to au­to­mat­i­cally restart to com­plete the in­stal­la­tion.

You can also in­stall iOS 10.3 via iTunes by con­nect­ing your de­vice to your com­puter. If an iTunes popup doesn’t ask you right away to up­date, click on your de­vice and choose Sum­mary. Then, click on Check for Up­date. That should kick-start the in­stal­la­tion process.

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