Users are reporting mixed consequences after performing the restore with some saying that the device completed its update to i OS 10 whilst others report it could only update back to i OS 9.3.5.This is likely a server issue as Apple handles the extreme load of everyone trying to update their devices all at once.
The ‘bricking’ issue with the i OS OTA update seems pretty widespread, affecting many readers.
It also hit 9to5Mac’s own Seth Weintraub who is currently sitting in front of a non-functional i Pad.
If you are going to jump into the update, make sure your device is backed up just in case.
You may also opt to take the safer route, installing via a wire, if you have read this before jumping the gun and hitting the update button.
However, if you do decide to remove files without using the i Tunes "Delete" function, you can use a script such as "Super Remove Dead Tracks" from Doug's Apple Scripts For i Tunes.
Thank for your useless advice to not manage files manually. The first is "why did apple choose design implementation x? Although i Tunes lets you “manually manage your library”, it’s never intended to let you move things around in the filesystem, add, remove or modify files. You have two choices: a) Change your music player, b) adapt to the way it works. Yeah, if you come from the Winamp world, it’s a pain, but i Tunes, as bad as it is, does a decent job organizing the music and finding it real fast.On the other hand, it simplifies a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s a bunch of mp3/4, I have other things to do with my time than worry about that. Power user is not the line that divides it in this case. In addition to Martin's answer, I would point out that a major reason for this design decision is speed.The problem arises after waiting on the black i OS loading screen progress bar for a few minutes. Twitter is flooded with reports about people experiencing the exact same issue.The OTA update begins and then users are left staring at the ominous Connect to i Tunes screen, rendering their i Phone or i Pad out of service.If i Tunes had to scan the filesystem for changes every time it ran, the program could potentially slow to a crawl.