4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 6:55 AM by Michael Black
Aryaa binyala Level 1 (0 points)

How can I upgrade my I pod to iOS 6 or iOS 5?

iPad, iOS 6.1.4
  • tonefox Level 6 (9,055 points)

    You ask about upgrading an iPod: you are on an iPad forum: you indicate that you have an iPad running iOS 6.1.4, which only runs on an iPhone 5.


    I'm confused. Could you start again?

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,560 points)

    If you have an iPad 1, the max iOS is 5.1.1. For newer iPads, the current iOS is 6.1.3. The Settings>General>Software Update only appears if you have iOS 5.0 or higher currently installed.


    iOS 5: 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're updating via wifi, place your iPad close to your router to preclude getting a corrupted download.


     Cheers, Tom

  • techahead Level 1 (45 points)

    First you should check the compatability chart here


    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

    iPhone 4                                       iOS 6.1

    iPhone 4S                                    iOS 6.1

    iPhone 5                                       iOS 6.1


    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

    iPod Touch 5                               iOS 6.1


    iPad 1                                           iOS 5.1.1

    iPad 2                                           iOS 6.1

    iPad 3                                           iOS 6.1

    iPad 4                                           iOS 6.1

    iPad Mini                                      iOS 6.1



    update according to the above list    


    You should follow these tutorials and you will be able to update your iPad





  • Michael Black Level 6 (19,630 points)

    Regardless of your iOS device, plug it into iTunes and check for updates.  iTunes will determine the highest possible release of iOS for the device and inform you if an update is available or not.  You cannot install a higher iOS version then the maximum that iTunes will determine for the model of device you have attached.