2 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2013 2:09 PM by Phil0124
Amberval Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPad 2 which needs a software update, but I do not have that option when I go into the settings menu. Can anyone help?


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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (247,520 points)

    See the chart below to determine whether you can upgrade your device and what you can upgrade to. If you do not have a Software Update option present on your iDevice, then you are trying to upgrade to iOS 5 or higher. You will have to connect your device to your computer and open iTunes in order to upgrade.

     

    IPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad iOS Compatibility Chart

     

         Device                                       iOS Verson

     

    iPhone 1                                      iOS 3.1.3

    iPhone 3G                                   iOS 4.2.1

    iPhone 3GS                                 iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 4                                      iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 4S                                    iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 5                                      iOS 6.1.x

    -------------------------------------------------------

    iPod Touch 1                               iOS 3.1.3

    iPod Touch 2                               iOS 4.2.1

    iPod Touch 3                               iOS 5.1.1

    iPod Touch 4                               iOS 6.1.x

    iPod Touch 5                               iOS 6.1.x

    -------------------------------------------------------

    iPad 1                                          iOS 5.1.1

    iPad 2                                          iOS 6.1.x

    iPad 3                                          iOS 6.1.x

    iPad 4                                          iOS 6.1.x

    iPad Mini                                     iOS 6.1.x

    =====================================

     

    Select the method most appropriate for your situation.

     

    Upgrading iOS

       1. How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

       2. iPhone Support

       3. iPod Touch Support

       4. iPad Support

     

         a. Updating Your iOS to Version 6.0.x from iOS 5

     

              Tap Settings > General > Software Update

     

         If an update is available there will be an active Update button. If you are current,

         then you will see a gray screen with a message saying your are up to date.

     

         b. If you are still using iOS 4 Updating your device to iOS 5 or later.

     

         c. Resolving update problems

     

            1. iOS - Unable to update or restore

            2. iOS- Resolving update and restore alert messages

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (15,070 points)

    The Software update option was only added in with iOS5, if you have a version of iOs lower than 5 you'll need to connect your iPad to a Computer running iTuines (Can be a Mac or a Pc doesn't matter) and follow the update prompts.

     

    You'll probably want to back up the iPad before updating though.

     

    iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

     

    Scroll down to the section titled: Update your device using iTunes