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HT5567 how to download iOS 6 software to my ipad 2

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dmccon14 Calculating status...
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Nov 11, 2012 4:01 AM

where do i find updates on my ipad 2 and why does it say when i try to download something that this system needs ios5 and why don't i have it already on this system.

iPad 2, don't know
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,475 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:12 AM (in response to dmccon14)

    Your current version is shown on the iPad in Settings > General > About > Version. If it's iOS 5+ then you should have a Settings > General > Software Update option on the iPad which should allow you to update directly on the iPad. If you have iOS 4 then you will need to do the update via your computer's iTunes (you can also do it via your computer if you are on iOS 5+).


    Connect the iPad to your computer's iTunes and copy any purchases off the iPad to your computer via File > Transfer Purchases. You may also want to copy photos and any important documents off the iPad as well 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 force a backup of the iPad by right-clicking the iPad 'Device' on the left-hand side of iTunes and selecting 'Backup'.


    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+ :


    Your iPad should be updated to iOS 6.0.1 (which is the only version that is 'signed' by Apple), so you will lose the built-in YouTube app and the Maps app will change.


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