6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2011 11:30 AM by tewarim
johnnymp3seed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my ipad1 is running software version 4.3.5 and I'm told by itunes this is the latest version. Can i upgrade to ios5?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (112,620 points)

    Yes - iOS 5 is compatible with all iPads. You first need to update your computer's iTunes to 10.5, and if iOS 5 is not then automatically detected, just select the iPad 'device' on the left-hand side of iTunes, and then on the right-hand side on the Summary tab click the Check For Updates button

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (85,215 points)

    It is my understanding that you have to download iTunes 10.5 first. Probably because the WiFi sync feature and some other features of the new iOS need iTunes 10.5. Download that first and then run the update. If you download and install 10.5, the update message may tell you that iOS 5 is available.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)

    You need to first update to iTunes 10.5.

  • tewarim Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Take my advice - DO NOT UPGRADE unless you have Apple Care

     

    If anything goes wrong , apple geniuses dont know how to fix it and will charge you money for a new Ipad

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,970 points)

    tewarim wrote:

     

    Take my advice - DO NOT UPGRADE unless you have Apple Care

     

    If anything goes wrong , apple geniuses dont know how to fix it and will charge you money for a new Ipad


    This is completely incorrect and false information.

  • tewarim Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    @Chris CA - It isnt a falsified information.

     

    Took my Iphone 4 to apple genius bar . The lady tried to install IOS5 4 times (after I had tried 25 times). SInce she was not able to fix the problem and I did not have the apple care plan, I was advised to cough 149 bucks and get my phone replaced.

     

    In a nutshell need to pay 149 bucks for trying to update IOS , on a macbook pro , using itunes. Does that sound fair to you Chris CA?