More personal. More powerful. More playful.

Everything you love is now even better with iOS 10, our biggest release yet. Express yourself in bold new ways in Messages. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. And relive memories like never before in Photos. There’s so much to say about iOS 10 — here are just a few of our favorite things.

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It’s how you say it.

Change the way your message bubbles look. Say it proud. Say it loud. Or whisper it.

It’s how you say it.

Change the way your message bubbles look. Say it proud. Say it loud. Or whisper it.

Write it yourself.

Send a message in your own handwriting. Your friends will see it animate, just as ink flows on paper.

Write it yourself.

Send a message in your own handwriting. Your friends will see it animate, just as ink flows on paper.

Let’s celebrate.

Say things like “Happy Birthday!” or “Congratulations!” with animations that take over the entire screen.

Invisible ink.

Send a message or photo that remains hidden, then simply swipe to reveal it.

Tapback.

Just tap to send one of six quick responses that let people know what you’re thinking.

Add a personal touch.

Send fireballs, heartbeats, sketches, and more. You can even draw over videos.

Stickers.

Slap them on top of bubbles, dress up a photo, or even put one on another sticker. Available in the new App Store for iMessage.

Tap to replace emoji.

Swap out words with emoji — all with a simple touch. That’s something to smile about.

iMessage apps.

Easily access your favorite apps to create and share content, make payments, and more, without leaving Messages.

Street smarter.

Maps can make proactive suggestions for where you’re likely to go, helping you get to your destinations.

Home smart home.

The new Home app lets you turn on lights, unlock doors, and even raise your window shades — all at once if you like.

Music. Redesigned.

The simple, intuitive design makes it even easier to enjoy your favorite songs. You can also view the lyrics while you’re listening to them.

Raise to wake.

Simply pick up your iPhone to wake it up. Your notifications will be there waiting for you.

Touch and go.

Use 3D Touch in apps like Calendar, Weather, and Stocks for a quick glance at the information you need.

Touch and go.

Use 3D Touch in apps like Calendar, Weather, and Stocks for a quick glance at the information you need.

Rich notifications.

View photos and videos or respond to a message right in your notifications.

Been there. Found that.

Search your photos by the people or things in them, like a beach, a football game, or a puppy.

Your past, beautifully presented.

The Photos app can help you rediscover cherished memories — like a weekend hike or your baby’s first birthday — and even create beautiful movies out of them.

Multilingual typing.

Now you can type in two languages at the same time without having to switch between keyboards.

Your info. Safe and secure.

Your privacy always comes first. That’s why iOS 10 uses on-device intelligence to identify the people, objects, and scenes in Photos, and power QuickType suggestions. And when you do share sensitive data with Apple for services like Maps, it’s always encrypted and never used to build user profiles.

Apple Beta Software Program

Help make the next release of iOS our best yet. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can take part in shaping Apple software by test-driving prerelease versions and letting us know what you think.

Sign up today with your Apple ID

Developing for iOS 10

The iOS 10 SDK includes new APIs and services that enable new categories of apps and features. Apps can now extend to Messages, Siri, and Maps to provide more engaging functionality.

Learn more about developing for iOS 10

iOS 10 is compatible with these devices.

iPhone

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

iPad

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod

  • iPod touch 6th generation

The world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

iOS brings your iPhone and iPad to life with a beautifully easy-to-use design, indispensable apps, and innovative security features.

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