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HT4094 How do I back-up my iPad if it is currently running iOS 4.3.3?

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How do I back-up my iPad if it is currently running iOS 4.3.3?  I have a back-up of my photos, but want to back-up apps, etc before updating to the latest iOS.


When I connect my iPad to my computer with the latest version of ITunes, it doesn't give me the option to back-up my iPad. Also, since my iPad has an older iOS, iCloud is not installed.


Thank you

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,845 points)

    You have tried a manual backup?


    Connect the iPad to your computer.

    Launch iTunes.

    Right click on your iPad's name on the left sidebar of iTunes under the devices heading.

    Select - Backup - from the contextual menu.


    You are not able to do that?

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,260 points)

    After you backup.


    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.0.1. For the iPad Mini the iOS is 6.0.2. 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 an iPad (except iPad 1) to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).


     Cheers, Tom


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