3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2013 1:25 PM by Texas Mac Man
Ledame55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I update with IOS-5 or 6?

iPad, Not sure which IOS operation?
  • 1. Re: How do I update IOS 5?
    snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (5,800 points)
  • 2. Re: How do I update IOS 5?
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,370 points)

    Which iPad do you have?  If it is the original iPad the highest iOS available is 5.1.1.


    If you have a later iPad and have iOS 5 on it now, either on a wireless network or attached to a computer with iTunes, select Settings > General > Software Update to update to the latest available iOS for your iPad.

  • 3. Re: How do I update IOS 5?
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,790 points)

    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.1.3. 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).


    Tip 2 - If you're updating via wifi, place your iPad close to your router to preclude getting a corrupted download.


     Cheers, Tom