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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by cutnstuf, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. cutnstuf
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    I have an iPad 2 and am running 5.0. Thinking about upgrading to 7. Is this going to work or do I run the risk of crashing my device? Any help or comments welcome.

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    It will work but you should always do a backup to iTunes before making major changes like iOS updates.
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    With such a large update as yours it's best if you do the update through iTunes on your computer, not OTA. Do a backup as recommended, then follow the instructions for updating through iTunes on this Apple page. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4623
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    The support page you indicated says:

    Update your device wirelessly

    The easiest way to update your device is wirelessly, also called “over the air.” Here’s how:

    But you say not ota. Confused /:(

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    It's the easiest, but not always the most trouble free.

    Use the Update using iTunes instructions on that page.


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    Hi Cutnstuf - well, if you read further down the support page (see attached pic), directions are given for a cabled backup, thus can be done either way; so your choice. But since you are going from iOS 5.x to 7.x (i.e. skipping a version), a problem might be more likely especially OTA if your Wi-Fi signal malfunctions - hence one reason for the previous recommendation - good luck. Dave :)
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    Yes, I recommended updating your iOS through iTunes on your computer, after updating iTunes to the latest version, because going all the way from iOS 5 to is 7.0.6 is such a large update.
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    Ok, I see. And you're right. I didn't read through the whole page. Thanks for all the advise, everyone. I'll let you know how I do.

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