3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 5:26 AM by Texas Mac Man
iPad mama Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Trying to get iOS6 update on my iPad 2 but Software Updates doesn't show up under Settings>General on my iPad. How do I get the update then?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • 1. Re: Need iOS6 update help
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,445 points)

    You only have the option if you are already running iOS 5. If you are trying to update the iOS, you have to use iTunes on a computer to update the iPad.


    Here are the instructions.



    Or you can connect the iPad to the computer, launch iTunes. Select the iPad under the devices heading on the left, click on the Summary tab and then click on Check for Update

  • 2. Re: Need iOS6 update help
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    You have to update using iTunes on a PC/Mac. The "Software Update" feature was first implemented in iOS 5.

  • 3. Re: Need iOS6 update help
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,825 points)

    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.0.1. The Settings>General>Software Update only appears if you have iOS 5.0 or higher currently installed.


    iOS 5: Updating your device to iOS 5 or Later



    How to install iOS 6



    iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch



    If you are currently running an iOS lower than 5.0, connect the iPad to the computer, open iTunes. Then select the iPad under the Devices heading on the left, click on the Summary tab and then click on Check for Update.


    Tip - If connected to your computer, you may need to disable your firewall and anitvirus software temporarily.  Then download and install the iOS update. Be sure and backup your iPad before the iOS update. After you update to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).


     Cheers, Tom