2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 8:31 AM by Texas Mac Man
Hotcorner53 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How to I update my iPad  2 to iOS.5?


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • 1. Re: How to update iPad to iOS.5
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    See the chart below to determine whether you can upgrade your device and what you can upgrade to.

     

    IPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad iOS Compatibility Chart

     

         Device                                       iOS Verson

     

    iPhone 1                                       iOS 3.1.3

    iPhone 3G                                    iOS 4.2.1

    iPhone 3GS                                 iOS 6.1

    iPhone 4                                       iOS 6.1

    iPhone 4S                                    iOS 6.1

    iPhone 5                                       iOS 6.1

    -------------------------------------------------------

    iPod Touch 1                               iOS 3.1.3

    iPod Touch 2                               iOS 4.2.1

    iPod Touch 3                               iOS 5.1.1

    iPod Touch 4                               iOS 6.1

    iPod Touch 5                               iOS 6.1

    -------------------------------------------------------

    iPad 1                                           iOS 5.1.1

    iPad 2                                           iOS 6.1

    iPad 3                                           iOS 6.1

    iPad 4                                           iOS 6.1

    iPad Mini                                      iOS 6.1

    -------------------------------------------------------

     

    Select the method most appropriate for your situation.

     

    Upgrading iOS

       1. How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

       2. iPhone Support

       3. iPod Touch Support

       4. iPad Support

     

         a. Updating Your iOS to Version 6.0.x from iOS 5

     

              Tap Settings > General > Software Update

     

         If an update is available there will be an active Update button. If you are current,

         then you will see a gray screen with a message saying your are up to date.

     

         b. If you are still using iOS 4 Updating your device to iOS 5 or later.

     

         c. Resolving update problems

     

            1. iOS - Unable to update or restore

            2. iOS- Resolving update and restore alert messages

  • 2. Re: How to update iPad to iOS.5
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,805 points)

    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