HT5452: Identifying iPad modelsLearn about Identifying iPad models
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 5:18 AM (in response to Susanfromunitedkingdom)
The ability to update wirelessly did not arrive until iOS5. You need to connect the iPhone by cable to your computer running iTunes, and update it from iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to Susanfromunitedkingdom)
If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.0.1. For the iPad Mini the iOS is 6.0.2. The Settings>General>Software Update only appears if you have iOS 5.0 or higher currently installed.
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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 an iPad (except iPad 1) to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).