2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 3:01 PM by Texas Mac Man
auntysallay Level 1 Level 1

I want to update my iPad to iOS but finding is difficult as no update link is available

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    A 1st generation iPad can't be updated to iOS 6, so you must keep iOS 5.1.1 because Apple isn't going to release updates for the device

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.0.1. 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 to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).


     Cheers, Tom