3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 6:37 AM by Texas Mac Man
Elfrado10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am currently using an ipad2. I am not able to download Skype from the app store as it says this app requires iOS 5. I would like to know how can I update my software. In general I do not see any option which says software update.

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • WILLBILL1201 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well if you go into settings and click general look for an option that says software update and you should be able to update it there if not try syncing with a pc mac or laptop into iTunes they might ask you to upgrade it there

  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,575 points)

    The option to update without the computer (Over the air) was made available with iOS 5. If your iDevice is using a version of iOS lower than 5, you will need to use iTunes on your syncing computer to perform the upgrade. Use the Apple link below as a guide for the upgrade.



  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)

    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.1. The Settings>General>Software Update only appears if you have iOS 5.0 or higher currently installed.


    iOS 4: 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 an iPad (except iPad 1) to iOS 6.x, the next update can be installed via wifi (i.e., not connected to your computer).


    Tip 2 - If you are updating using wifi, locate your iPad close to your router so you don't get a wifi dropout (can cause update corruption).


     Cheers, Tom