New member saying hello....and help!

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  1. jupiecat13

    jupiecat13 iPF Noob

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    Found this app out of desperation...have an ipad 1 and am really under utilizing it. Wanted to update my operating system and just cannot figure out how. Feel really dumb!:confused:
     
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    What operating systeme (iOS) version are you currently using on the iPad? You can find out by going to your Settings app, under General - About, then scroll down until you see version.

    Generally speaking, to upgrade an iPad to the most current iOS, plug it into the most current version of iTunes (which is version 10.6 as of this writing), and select to restore. iTunes will handle the rest, you just have to follow the prompts.

    One caution, however: Make sure you plug the iPad into the iTunes that you normally sync with, and do a backup of your iPad beforehand. Then, you won't lose your apps and settings because, once iTunes has updated your iPad, you can select to â€restore from backup," and option given by iTunes.

    Once you are done, your iPad will be just like before, with all your apps and settings. And, it'll be on the lates version.

    Hope this helps. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

    Marilyn
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Good luck with that 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.

    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
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 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
    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!
     

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