iPad 2 needs iOS 5 but no software updates in settings

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    I have an iPad 2 and need to upgrade to iOS 5 but there are no software updates in the general settings...am I missing something?
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    Yes. Only after you have iOS 5 (or higher) installed on your iPad can you use the over-the-air software installation.

    So, you will have to connect your iPad to iTunes and select the upgrade button. iTunes will do it's "magic" and you will then be on the latest iOS. Just know that as of today, you can only upgrade to iOS 6.0.1, which is the most current iOS approved by Apple. You can no longer put iOS 5.0.1 directly on your iPad.

    Oh, and just to be on the safe side, may I suggest you do a fresh back-up before you start the upgrade ... just in case. :)

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Good luck with that update....it's a big leap, so will take some time and is dependent on what you already have on your iPad.
    Also an idea to disable your Firewall/Virus protection for the duration of the update.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    I connected to iTunes but don't see an upgrade button. Where would it be?
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    Sorry, it may say "Update" (or "Check for Update"). See this:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1353794032.294412.jpg

    Marilyn
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    I think I know the issue...do I have to connect my iPad to a computer and then open iTunes
    On the computer? I was just opening iTunes on the iPad and not seeing upgrade or update.
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    Hello from Canada. Yes you have to connect to a computer that has the iTunes program on it.

    Sent using my iPad 2 - 16Gb - Wi-Fi only

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