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    Am I ready for upgrade?

    Hi, I am about to upgrade my iPad 2 from os4 to os6, and I've read about people loosing everything in the process. I have to make sure that doesn't happen to me! I have done a regular backup, and I have copied all the apps to the iTunes account on my laptop. Have I missed out anything?

    And the next steps I think, will be to do the upgrade, and then restore the whole thing from my most recent backp.. Correct? I am SO addicted to my games, that the idea of loosing everything freaks me out!

    Thanks for any hints or input!
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    I think as long as you have done a complete back up and have a good internet connection you should do fine. Ive backed up my devices to iCloud and have been very happy with the restore. However, i haven't come from such a older IOS to the newest IOS either though.

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try, but parhaps I should wait until I return from vacation, to ensure I have the internett connection.

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamCam View Post
    Hi, I am about to upgrade my iPad 2 from os4 to os6, and I've read about people loosing everything in the process. I have to make sure that doesn't happen to me! I have done a regular backup, and I have copied all the apps to the iTunes account on my laptop. Have I missed out anything?

    And the next steps I think, will be to do the upgrade, and then restore the whole thing from my most recent backp.. Correct? I am SO addicted to my games, that the idea of loosing everything freaks me out!

    Thanks for any hints or input!
    CamCam
    Make sure your backups are up to date and upgrade on the wire. Finally, Make sure it's fully charged.
    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by batty505 View Post
    Make sure your backups are up to date and upgrade on the wire. Finally, Make sure it's fully charged.
    Good luck
    Good advice, but in this case, there is no choice. OTA updates started with iOS 5.

    Once you have done the update, you may find that your wifi connectivity is not what it was. If this is the case, just reset network settings, and you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS View Post

    Good advice, but in this case, there is no choice. OTA updates started with iOS 5.

    Once you have done the update, you may find that your wifi connectivity is not what it was. If this is the case, just reset network settings, and you should be good to go.
    Actually..
    I still flash on the wire. it's still the safest way to upgrade.

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    First apply the 11th commandment. backup!

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