HT4623: Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchLearn about Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to GPadilha)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to GPadilha)
You must updat from iOS 4 to higher iOS versions by connecting to a computer with iTunes. Your iPad will be backed up before the update, and then restored to put the content back on. If you have an original iPad you can update to iOS 5.1.1. If any other iPad you will be taken to iOS 6.1.2.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to GPadilha)
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 4: 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).