Just wondering...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by RobbieRobeen, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. RobbieRobeen

    RobbieRobeen iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Black Hills, SD
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    ...how to update my iPad 2 from 4.3.3 to 5.0 or 5.0.1. Seems more difficult than I am willing to pursue. I may seek out someone locally to help with this, but not even sure it can be done. I am relatively happy as is, but I am not able to download some updates to current apps. I am an avid knitter and afraid that I might lose information that is already on my iPad. Everything has been gathered with care and I don't want to risk losing any of it.
     
  2. leelai

    leelai Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,834
    Thanks Received:
    1,291
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,370 / 0
    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Yes it will be fine to update your iPad and as long as you back everything up first you shouldn't lose anything. Although you will go straight to OS 6.1.3 right now if you do update.......if you are worried about losing any info, just send yourself some emails of this info. There are loads more features available with the updates also.

    You will need to have the latest iTunes on your PC/mac, disabling virus protection/firewall for the duration of the update is also a good idea. This will take quite a long time to complete as you will be jumping across many updates and is dependent on what you already do have on your iPad. But I will attach a couple of links to help you on the way, one of which is a video, always love those myself.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-faq/50385-how-do-i-upgrade-ios-5-a.html#post345719
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/49411-ios-5-upgrade-troubleshooting.html#post339338

    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.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial for our App
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
  3. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    21,041
    Thanks Received:
    2,733
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +3,294 / 2
    Welcome to the iPad forums, the largest and best iPad forum anywhere, with over 297,000 members worldwide. Many of our membership volunteer their time to help their fellow members with answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. If a search of the forums doesn't provide the answer you need, don't hesitate to post your question in the appropriate forum.
    We also have this tutorial to help you get full use from the iPad forums app. http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html
    We ask that all members take the time to review the Forum rules before posting.
     

Share This Page