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iOS 10 is coming! See how to keep your personal data from erasing

If you have any kind of Apple device you probably know about it already: Apple will release iOS 10 very, very soon (as in: tonight, so stay tuned! 😉 ) and as usual we recommend to update as soon as possible. There are a couple of things you might want to keep in mind though:

Not all Apple devices can get the new iOS version. It will be available for iPhone 5 and later and the iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad Air, and later generations.

When upgrading from iOS 9, Apple can temporarily delete apps to free necessary space for the update. If this happens, any of your apps with your personal data stored only to your device can result in that data being erased.


This can also affect the following Avira apps for iOS:

  • Avira Mobile Security
  • Avira Vault
  • Avira Phantom VPN

Our responsibility as your security provider is to look out for issues that might affect your protection, no matter which apps you have installed. That’s why we highly recommend that you use iTunes to back up all your personal data to your computer and/or the iCloud.

What are you looking forward most in iOS 10? Let us know in the comments below!

Avira, a company with over 100 million customers and more than 500 employees, is a worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions for professional and private use. With more than 25 years of experience, the company is a pioneer in its field.