3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2013 5:55 PM by Texas Mac Man
Christine Szymkowski Level 1 (0 points)

how can I update my iPad 2. I go to Settings>General but Software update is not there


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.1, Can't purchase apps unless updated
  • stedman1 Level 9 (69,669 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.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972

     

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

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623

     

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

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1848

  • Demo Level 10 (88,767 points)

    Did you actually read the article from which you posted your question or did you just quit after you realized that you did not have Software Updtae in the settings on the iPad.

     

    ALL of the information that you needed is in that article. Try reading it again.

  • 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

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4972

     

    How to install iOS 6

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2010061/hands-on-with-ios-6-installation.html

     

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

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623

     

    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