2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 10:11 AM by King_Penguin
Ranger46151@ Level 1 (0 points)

I want to up grade my iPad2 to 5 or greater

iPad 2, iOS 6
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,400 points)

    Plug it into your syncing computer, open iTunes and follow the prompts.


    I would do a little more looking though. There have been people with iPad2's reporting the 6.1 update not going well. Mine was fine, but others haven't been. So you may want to make sure you do a backup before you update and even do some more reading.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 (117,065 points)

    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

    Your iPad will be updated to iOS 6.1, that is the only version that is 'signed' by Apple for it.