3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2012 1:14 PM by King_Penguin
Minehardt Level 1 Level 1

I have an ipad2 and am unable to upgrade to ios5, when I go to the general settings portion there is no software update button, just "about, and usage". What am I missing?


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.1
  • boobooboobooboo Level 3 Level 3

    That feature is only available once iOS 5 is installed.  To upgrade to iOS 5, you need to connect to your computer and do it through iTunes.

  • alanfromnewtownards Level 5 Level 5

    You must update on this occasion viai  Tunes because you hv a verion lower thn ios 5. Thereafter you can update direct from the iPad.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10

    That only appears when you have iOS 5+ installed, you will need to do the update via your computer's iTunes.


    Connect the iPad to your computer's iTunes and copy any purchases off the iPad via File > Transfer Purchases (you may also want to copy photos off the iPad as well) and then force a backup of the iPad by right-clicking the iPad 'Device' on the left-hand side of iTunes and selecting 'Backup'. You may also want to copy off the iPad any important documents, notes, files etc e.g. via the file sharing section at the bottom of the device's apps tab when connected to iTunes, via wifi, email, dropbox etc - they should be included in the backup, but it's best to have a copy of them outside of the backup just in case.


    You can then start the update by selecting the iPad on the left-hand side of iTunes, and on the Summary tab on the right-hand side clicking the Check For Updates button.


    Updating to iOS 5+ : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972