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    I am semi literate in computer usage but new to iPad. Want to upgrade ipad2 to ios6, need help.
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    In the first instance tap the Settings icon then General then Software Update. This should give you the option to update. Let us know the result. If no go, other solutions may apply. And welcome to the forum!
    Regards, Andrew


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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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    Dear Andrew,

    Have tried as advised no software update option appears.

    Currently I am facing another problem i.e. videos are not playing in Facebook. Please advise.

    Regards-Nayyar.
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    Hi nayyar, when you do as Andrew suggest what message do you get? See below do you get this? If so you are already using the latest OS and you have other problems. Let us know please.

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    The screen I get does not have the " software update" option - Nayyar.
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    I have done as advised but the screen I get does not have the option of software update - Nayyar.
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    Have done as advised but the screen I get does not show the option of software update - Nayyar.
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    Which iOS version is your iPad currently on? The software update section in settings didn't appear until iOS 5. Before that all updates had to be initiated from iTunes on the computer, while the iPad was connected to the computer with the docking cable.
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    OK, try this now Nayyar, and don't worry, it does not harm your iPad in any way. It's just a way of resetting and tidying your iPad's memory.
    Press the On/Off button and Home button at the same time and the screen will turn black. Keep holding patiently until the white Apple logo appears. Let both buttons go and again wait until the home screen appears. Then slide the On button. Now try operating your iPad again. Any good?
    Regards, Andrew
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    Tried as advised, no change in situation.
    Regarding the version I don't know where to look but it is certainly older than iOS 5 because while trying to install an application I got the message that I need to have an iOS 5 or later version - Nayyar.
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    In that case you will have to do as I suggested and connect to iTunes on your computer and initiate the update from there.
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    To check what iOS version your iPad is currently on, go to Settings>General>About and scroll down to version. Your current iOS version is listed there.
    Here's a screenshot from my iPad to illustrate.


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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Have you followed Scifan's advice and had a look at what version of OS you are running? As stated if you are not already on OS5 you will need to do it via ITunes on your PC/laptop. You should do a complete backup of your iPad before starting the update process, it is also a good idea to disable your Firewall/Virus protection for the duration of the update. Also make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your PC/laptop. The jump to OS5 was a particularly large one and this will take some time and is dependent on what you already have on your iPad. After this process your ipad will be on OS 6.01. I will include a video link to guide you. Good luck!


    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 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!
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    Thanks you for the advice, I was able to update the software through the laptop.

    Regards- Nayyar.
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    Thanks for the feedback, it's always nice when we learn that the problem was solved.
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    Everyone is so nice on this forum and so interesting. Sometimes I forget just how knowledgable everyone is. I hope someday I will have picked up enough to help like all of you do and can return some of that to the community.
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    Just stick around, you'll pick up plenty of useful help and advice, it's how I got started myself.
    I got my first iPad just over a year ago. Until my purchase, I had not so much as touched an iPad. The iPad Forums were able to help me learn just what my iPad can and can't do. I'm still learning new things about my iPad every day. I decided to help pay back the help I received by helping others in return.
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