4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2013 1:03 PM by Texas Mac Man
Bigjohn58 Level 1 (0 points)

Need help with applying or installing iOS5 to my iPad 2 every time I try looking for information on how I get rerouted to other apple sites and my question still doesn't get a respond on if I can do it or have to get a device? I need something simple so ican understand on how to apply?

iPad 2, iOS 5, Install
  • tonefox Level 6 (9,155 points)

    An iPad 2 happily runs the current iOS 6.1.3. There is no supported way of installing an older iOS. Why would you want to?

  • Bigjohn58 Level 1 (0 points)

    If my iPad runs the iOS6 why? Aren't I getting any downloads on some movies or games the sites pop up saying I need a iOS5 ?

  • tonefox Level 6 (9,155 points)

    Bigjohn58 wrote:


    If my iPad runs the iOS6 why?

    Why what?

    some movies or games the sites pop up saying I need a iOS5 ?

    I suspect they say you need iOS 5 or better. If you have iOS 6.1.3 you are able to run every app available.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 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