What's New in iOS 10.0.2:

The update includes fixes for several minor bugs, including an annoying problem that was causing the Lightning headphone controls to be disabled after a period of inactivity.

The glitch seemed to happen randomly and could only be fixed by unplugging and re-plugging them. Reports started to emerge just days after the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus officially went on sale and to Apple’s credit the fix didn’t take too long at all.

The update also solves a problem that caused the Photos app to crash when enabling iCloud Photo Library and a problem that prevented app extensions from being enabled.

What's New in iOS 10:


  • Expressive Messaging
  • Bubble effects let you send messages loudly, gently, slam or with invisible ink
  • Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments
  • Tapback for quick replies to messages, links, and photos
  • Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper
  • Digital Touch lets you send sketches, taps, and heartbeats
  • Tap to replace can emojify your text with just a tap
  • Rich links show a preview of web pages you share
  • iMessage apps
  • New App Store for iMessage
  • Use the power of apps in Messages to share and collaborate with friends
  • Download stickers to send and place on text bubbles and photos


  • Siri now works with the following types of apps
  • Messaging apps to send, search and read back text messages
  • VoIP apps to place phone calls
  • Photos apps to search for images and photos
  • Ride service apps to book rides
  • Payment apps to make personal payments
  • Fitness apps to start, stop, and pause workouts
  • CarPlay automaker apps to adjust climate, radio, seat, and personal settings


  • All new look
  • Proactive suggestions for places you’re likely to go next, based on your routine or appointments in Calendar
  • Improved search with new callout design, clustered results and category filters
  • Home, work, favorite locations, and locations from upcoming Calendar events are displayed on the map
  • Displays where your car is parked via CarPlay or Bluetooth
  • Weather for the currently viewed area
  • Extensions
  • Make a reservation within Maps using extensions from participating reservations apps
  • Book a ride to a destination within Maps using extensions from participating ride service apps
  • Turn-by-turn navigation improvements
  • Search along route for gas stations, food, and coffee shops
  • Automatic view adjustment of the road ahead
  • Use pan and zoom during navigation
  • Option to avoid tolls and highways


  • Advanced face recognition designed with deep learning to automatically group similar faces together
  • Object and scene recognition to intelligently search for photos by what’s in them using advanced computer vision that scans your library locally on device
  • Places album to see all your photos, videos and Live Photos on a map
  • Memories
  • Intelligently highlights forgotten events, trips, and people, and presents them in a beautiful collection
  • Memory movies automatically edited with theme music, titles, and cinematic transitions
  • Related memories make it easy to rediscover even more photos in your collection, based on location, time, people, scenes and objects
  • Easily share with family and friends
  • Brilliance control applies region-specific adjustments to brightness, highlights and contrast


  • New Home app to securely manage and control HomeKit enabled accessories
  • Scenes to control groups of accessories with just a tap
  • Rich Notifications with quick actions to control accessories
  • Optionally share home access with family and friends
  • Remote access and automation of accessories with Apple TV or iPad

Apple Music

  • An all-new design for Apple Music brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience
  • Navigate your Library with an improved menu and see all of the Downloaded Music that you can play on your device while offline
  • See recommendations in For You that highlight mixes, playlists, albums, and Connect posts—selected for you based on the music and artists you love
  • Visit Browse to more easily see exclusive releases, find curated playlists, and discover the most important new releases—picked by our editors each week
  • Listen to Radio more easily—clearly see what’s live on Beats 1, hear your favorite shows on-demand, or choose a curated station for any genre of music
  • Play music with an improved Now Playing experience—swipe up to view available lyrics and quickly see or edit songs that are coming up next

Apple News

  • An all-new design in For You adds bold typography, vibrant color, and distinct sections that make it easier to find stories on specific topics
  • See the most important stories of the day within Top Stories—updated by our editors throughout the day
  • Find the most popular stories right now within Trending Stories—selected based on what others are reading
  • See all of your stories grouped into easy-to-understand sections on the topics you follow or read
  • Discover the best and most interesting stories of the week within Featured Stories—selected by our editors
  • Share stories more easily—just tap the icon on any story to send it to a friend right from For You
  • Receive breaking news notifications from some of your most trusted sources
  • Subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers directly in News
  • New personalized Today View widget lets you keep up with the latest stories throughout the day


  • Raise to Wake automatically wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone
  • Rich notifications that support real time information, audio, photos and videos
  • Today view is redesigned and supports all new widgets for apps like Weather, Up Next, Maps, Stocks and more
  • Control Center is redesigned with easier to access controls including dedicated cards for music playback and Home
  • Expanded use of 3D Touch
  • Lock screen notifications to support an expanded view and access to quick actions
  • New quick actions for built in apps like Weather, Stocks, Reminders, Health, Home, FaceTime, iCloud Drive and Settings
  • Home Screen widgets
  • Control Center for access to quick actions for Flashlight, Timer, Calculator and Camera
  • Clear all in Notification Center


  • New emoji, including gender diverse options to existing characters, single parent family variations, rainbow flag and beautiful redesigns of popular emoji
  • Contextual predictions for current location, recent addresses, contact information and calendar availability using deep neural network technology
  • Emoji predictions
  • Calendar events are intelligently populated using deep learning technology with information from your conversations in Mail and Messages
  • Multi-lingual typing now lets you type in two languages at once without having to switch keyboards
  • Rest & Type on iPad intelligently adapts to your unique typing patterns
  • Predictive typing now uses deep neural network technology for greater prediction accuracy


  • Voicemail transcription (beta)
  • Spam call alerts with spam call identification apps
  • Support for third party VoIP apps receiving calls on the Lock screen, including support for Call Waiting, Mute and Do Not Disturb

Other improvements

  • Apple Pay in Safari
  • View two pages at once using Split View in Safari on iPad
  • Notes collaboration lets you invite people to work on your notes together
  • Markup support in Messages, Photos and PDFs stored in Notes
  • Bedtime Alarm in the Clock app lets you set a regular sleep schedule and receive bedtime reminders
  • Health adds support for health records and organ donation (US Only)
  • Stabilization support for Live Photos for improved camera capture
  • Live Filters support when capturing Live Photos
  • iCloud Drive now supports Desktop and Documents folders from macOS
  • Live search results in Spotlight for Chinese and Japanese
  • Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese - China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa)
  • Ling Wai and Kaiti Black document fonts for Chinese
  • Yu Kyokasho and Toppan Bunkyu fonts for Japanese
  • New definition dictionaries in Traditional Chinese and Danish and bilingual dictionaries in Dutch and Italian
  • New keyboard for Spanish (Latin America)


  • Magnifier now uses the camera on your iPhone or iPad like a digital magnifying glass for real-life objects
  • New range of display color filters to support different forms of color blindness or other vision challenges
  • VoiceOver adds a Pronunciation Editor to customize the way words are pronounced, additional voices, and support for multiple audio sources
  • Additional text highlighting options in Speak Screen and Speak Selection, as well as the ability to speak keyboard letters and predictive typing suggestions to support multi-modal learning
  • Switch control now lets you control iOS, macOS and tvOS all from the same iPhone or iPad, so you don’t need to configure switches for the secondary device
  • Software TTY allows you to place and receive TTY calls without the need for traditional hardware teletypewriter accessories