Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 10 was revealed at the WWDC 2016. While lot of folks are, no doubt, excited about the upcoming iPhone 7 that’ll feature Apple’s latest mobile platform, a lot of Apple user are probably wondering if their old devices are going to be compatible to the new OS. It’s obvious that the upcoming Apple devices are going to run on the iOS 10. But in this post we are going to list the iPhones, iPads and iPods that are eligible for update.



All iPhones starting with iPhone 5 are compatible with iOS 10. One of the highlights of this OS is that it consumes less memory compared to its predecessors. In case you forgot or aren’t aware of the model of your phone, simply go over to Settings > About Phone, where you’ll find the model number. Below is a list of all iOS 10 compatible iPhone:

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


Like iPhones, users of iPads are surely going to benefit if they upgrade to iOS 10. The OS comes with a range of new and exciting features that’ll give your tab a boost in performance. If you don’t receive an update then you can manually update your phone. The following iPads are eligible for the iOS 10 update:

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


Of all the iPods, only the one’s after 5th generation are eligible for the update. The new iOS promises a smooth performance of the device and enhanced new features that’ll give users the ultimate experience.

  • iPod touch 6th generation

Wrap Up:

Well, those were the iOS 10 compatible Apple devices. Upgrading your device to the new operating system is advisable because of the benefits that come with it. The new OS is going to take lesser space, will enhance the battery life and also comes equipped with a couple of power saving features. iOS is also said to prevent your device from becoming dead even when the battery is low. It’s important to know that the upgrade isn’t available for all devices but if your device is among the one’s we named above, upgrade right now. Do not forget to check iOS 11 Compatibility


  1. Whoever wrote this article is clearly lacking knowledge in this subject. The devices you have listed are compatible with iOS 9, not iOS 10, which will likely exclude iPhone 4s.

    • It is a lighter OS, so older phones may be able to run it. Although I too am skeptical that it will work on iPhone 4s models, it would make sense if it did

    • The picture posted I think is to show the most of the devices that people still use.

      There is an actual list that shows which phones work.

      The person that wrote this comment above me is clearly lacking in knowledge.

    • They are also excluding the iPod touch 5th Generation and the First Generation iPad Mini
      And Yes They Are Also Excluding the iPhone 4S

  2. Glad to know the device I use is still compatible even though it’s been out for 3 years and no longer being manufactured.

    To Thomas Woolum: Your device is not listed here as being compatible, so it does not look like the iPad 2 will be compatible with iOS 10. I wouldn’t take that as fact though, try cross referencing with other sources and see if the devices listed here are the same.

  3. I thought that iPhone 4/4s didn’t get iOS X, if you go and watch EverythingApplePro’s video, he said that iOS X don’t come to iPhone 4/42

  4. On Apple’s website and in their keynote at wwdc 2016, it shows that iPhone 5 and above, iPad 4, iPad mini 2 and above, iPad Air and above, iPad Pro (both), and iPod 6 are the only devices compatible with ios10. This information is extremely incorrect.

  5. I saw on the Apple Website that actually the iPhone 4S, iPad 3G, iPad 2G, iPad Mini 1G, and iPod Touch 6th Generation would be discontinued, I need a new iPad.

  6. the ipad 2 can barely run ios 9 and is already a lemon despite its age.. (because of ios 9)

    my advice. if you buy an iPad, dont update it beyond +1 ios version. apps may become out of data but at least it will be usable the most common tasks. browsing without crashing for one.

    i like apple and its hardware but their business decisions absolutely stink.

  7. It looks like the devices with a bullet in front of them are compatible and the ones without a bullet aren’t. Confusing way of doing the list, but that’s what it seems to be indicating based on other sources about what devices iOS 10 will be compatible with.

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