2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 9:03 AM by King_Penguin
rpuigbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

IN the settings when i select general the con softwre updates do not appear

iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • 1. Re: I cannot update ios5 in my ipad?
    tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)

    You need to use iTunes on a computer to update to iOS5

    then you will have this option on your iPad to update further to iOS if you wish.

  • 2. Re: I cannot update ios5 in my ipad?
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,175 points)

    The Settings > General > Software Update option only appears when you have iOS 5+ installed, if you have iOS 4 then you will need to do the update via your computer's iTunes.


    Connect the iPad to your computer's iTunes and copy any purchases off the iPad to your computer via File > Transfer Purchases. You may also want to copy photos and any important documents off the iPad as well e.g. via the file sharing section at the bottom of the device's apps tab when connected to iTunes, via wifi, email, dropbox etc - they should be included in the backup, but it's best to have a copy of them outside of the backup just in case. You can then force a backup of the iPad by right-clicking the iPad 'Device' on the left-hand side of iTunes and selecting 'Backup'.


    Then start the update by selecting the iPad on the left-hand side of iTunes, and on the Summary tab on the right-hand side clicking the Check For Updates button


    Updating to iOS 5+ : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972


    An iPad 2 will update to iOS 6.0.1 (which is the only version that is 'signed' by Apple), so you will lose the built-in YouTube app and the Maps app will change.