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IPAD 2 - update to 6.1

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niko001 Calculating status...
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Jan 30, 2013 2:46 PM

I tried to update my ipad 2 to the new 6.1. It is taking ages...it has been already more then 2 hours stating verifying update. My ipad is not jailbroken or whatever else it is called. I never had any issues with previous updates. Is this normal?

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,340 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to niko001)

    Shouldn't take that long. What iOS was on the iPad before updating?

     

    Did you follow the update procedure?

     

    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.1. 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

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972

     

    How to install iOS 6

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2010061/hands-on-with-ios-6-installation.html

     

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

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623

     

    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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