4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2011 11:37 AM by King_Penguin
ahmedfromontario Level 1 Level 1

How can I update my iPad1?

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    Open itunes, connect ipad.


    It will tell you if there is an update available.


    You can also click "Check for Update"

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    To update to iOS 5.0.1 you need iTunes 10.5 on your computer. When you've got iTunes 10.5 installed then connect your iPad to it and copy any purchases off the iPad to your computer's iTunes via File > Transfer Purchases. You should also backup the device (right-click the iPad 'device' and select 'back up'), and copy off any important documents, files, notes etc (e.g. by email, the file sharing section at the bottom of the Apps tab, wifi, whatever the apps that you use support) - the update process should backup and restore your content but it's best to be safe.


    A number of people have reported that iOS slows down their first gen iPad (and mine is slower than it was) and that they get crashes on Safari - you may not get problems but you should be aware that other people have had, and if you update you can't then rollback/downgrade the iOS

  • Web dude Level 1 Level 1

    I've updated my wife's ipad1 to iso5 last night and it looks all good so far. This morning she noticed a black screen and sluggish performance after reinstalling her apps again. Could it be that the ipad is still upgrading? Should we wait a few hours before pulling the plug?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    It should have finished updating by now, mine had completed within an hour or two of starting the update.


    Mine is slower than it used to be on iOS 4, but not overly so. As I originally updated to iOS 5 the day after it came out (so a month ago) and then to 5.0.1, I'm now used to it.