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Update to iOs5.1 from iOs4.3.5 -how long?

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by Pinmac, Apr 11, 2012.

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    I urgently need to update from iOs4.3.5 to iOs5.1 today as I am going away at the weekend and there's an app I need which is iOs5.1 only. I don't want to brick my iPad though and will have to leave it if it's going to take too long. I will need to update iTunes to 10.6 manually as it always fails otherwise, then backup, update and restore.

    Can anyone give me a ballpark figure of how long this should take - 2 hours, 10, 24? If it's going to take too long I'll have to leave it as I'd rather have it as it is than not at all. Thanks for any help.
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    I've gone ahead and updated to 10.6 and backed up. I hit the update buttona dn it did the backup. I went away for a bit and came back to see it saying "Preparing iPad for restore at the top" but also a message saying "You have changed the settings for the ipad "Pinmaac's iPad. Would you like to apply these changes?" I had this message while I was trying to do a manual backup and said yes and it synced all the apps across to my ipad, even the ones I didn't want on it so I'm not keen to do that again unless there's a good reason. It does seem to be hanging waiting for a reply though.

    Also why is it trying to restore? It's only been about 20 mins since I started the update so I assume that it hasn't yet upgraded to 5.1?

    Really grateful for any help please.
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    I bit the bullet and decided to stop being a wuss. All installed fine and iOs5.1 up and running. Took about 2 hours but that included 20 mins while I dithered over whether to reply yes to the message. All appears OK with all apps, app data etc restored.
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    A happy ending.

    Because the initial 5.0 update requires a full wipe and restore, it is hard to predict how long it will take. Depends a lot on how much stuff you have on the iPad. 2 hours isn't bad. I'm pretty sure mine took twice that long.

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