Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:08 PM (in response to popogigi)
You can only update the first gen iPad to iOS 5.1.1, it doesn't support iOS 6. How are you trying to update to it e.g. download the update via your computer's iTunes, or have you tried downloading an iOS version via a browser ?
Connect the iPad to your computer's iTunes and copy any purchases off the iPad to your computer via File > Transfer Purchases (File > Devices > Transfer Purchases on iTunes 11). 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 (on iTunes 11 you can enable the left-hand sidebar via option-command-S on a Mac, control-S on a PC), 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
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 3:41 AM (in response to popogigi)
thank you for being so detailed, i will try it today....you are a gentleman and a scholar!!!