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What to Do When iPhone Turns to Brick after iOS 10 Upgrade

So Apple recently released the iOS 10 beta recently and while the official iOS 10 is set to be released soon, there are those who have already tried the beta version. The new iOS 10 comes with a lot of improvements some of which are quite interesting. For example, when you upgrade, you will now be able to select some of the images on your camera roll to create a montage.

While the improvements are numerous and very useful, the beta upgrade isn’t without problems. In fact, there are some people who have reported that their iPhones have been bricked immediately after they upgraded. In this article we are going to take a look at this specific problem and provide you with a comprehensive solution.

But before we get to the solution, let’s first understand why a software upgrade can brick your device.

Part 1: Why your iPhone turns to Brick after upgrading to iOS 10

A bricked device generally refers to a device that is unresponsive and cannot be revived under normal means. The reasons why this can happen can be numerous. Some of them are listed below. 

  • In many cases devices are bricked when there is a mistake when overwriting the firmware and other low system software. 
  • It can also happen when the device loses power during a firmware update. This is why it is very important to ensure that the battery is full during an update and if you are charging the device as the software updates, be careful to not pull the cord from the power source. 
  • Errors when jailbreaking a device or installing third-party modifications including third-party ROMs on your iPhone can also cause Bricking 

Part 2: How to Fix Bricked iPhone after iOS 10 Upgrade

Because a bricked device cannot be revived using some of the common methods. Most people find this problem quite debilitating. It can be quite distressing when you have no idea what to do to get your device functioning normally again. Fortunately for you, we have a solution to help you fix this problem once and for all. This solution comes in the form of an iOS device management software known as Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS.

Dr Fone - iOS System Recovery feature in particular should be helpful when it comes to fixing a bricked device. This is because Dr. Fone - iOS System Recovery is designed to fix just about any problem with your iPhone’s software. The following are just some of the problems you can fix with Dr. Fone - iOS System Recovery. 

  • Dr Fone can be used to easily fix a bricked device as we shall see very shortly. 
  • It can also be very useful when you want to get a device out of recovery mode
  • The program also comes in handy in fixing a device that is stuck on the Apple Logo, the white screen or the black screen
  • Aside from just fixing your iOS related issues, Dr Fone is also a pretty handy data recovery tool. This means that even as you fix your bricked device, you can be assured that none of the data on your device will be lost. Dr Fone has the technology to guarantee this.

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How to use Wondershare Dr Fone for iOS to fix a bricked device

The following is a step by step guide to help you get your bricked device working normally again. Before we begin, download and install Wondershare Dr Fone for iOS to your computer. Launch the program and then follow these simple steps to fix your device.

Step 1: From the “More Tools” section, select “iOS System Recovery.” And then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. The program should detect the device. Click “Start” to continue.

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Step 2: In order to fix the device, the program has to download the latest iOS firmware. In the next window, you will see that the program is offering you this latest version of the iOS to download. All you have to do is click “Download” and then wait while the program downloads the firmware.

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Step 3: Once the firmware download is complete, the program will immediately begin fixing the bricked iPhone. The whole process should take no more than 10 minutes. Once done, you should see a confirmation message stating that the device will now restart in normal mode.

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Part 3: Useful Tips for Upgrading to iOS 10

To avoid problems including bricking your iPhone, it helps to be prepared before upgrading to the new iOS 10. Here are a few useful tips to help you upgrade easier and with less problems.  

  • Begin by reading Apple’s Beta rules and conditions. This way you will know exactly what you are getting yourself into. 
  • Understand all of the changes that iOS 10 will bring to your device. This is one way to find out if the upgrade is a good idea for you. It is not worth risking a bricked device for upgrades you don’t want anyway. 
  • If you decide to go ahead and get the beta, keep your Apple login information handy. You are going to need to sign in to upgrade. 
  • Backup all of the data on your device before you start before you upgrade. You may need it just in case anything goes wrong.

If you are unfortunate enough to have a bricked device, worry not! Dr Fone for iOS guarantees a quick and easy fix. You can have your device back to normal again and even attempt  the upgrade all over again. 

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