4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2013 6:28 PM by Diavonex
Larees Level 1 (0 points)

How do you find out what iso you jhave installed and how do you update it if your iPad is 2 years old?

iPad, iOS 4.1
  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,530 points)

    Update to IOS 5 or later.




  • stedman1 Level 9 (67,830 points)

    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.




    Also read the instructions from the section entitled "Update your device using iTunes" at the link below.




    Information regarding transferring purchases from your iDevice to iTunes on your syncing computer can be found at the link below.



  • Kappy Level 10 (263,335 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

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,530 points)

    Make sure all contents are transferred and device is backed up before you update.



    Transfer purchases



    How to backup