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I want to upgrade to IOS 5.1 - don't own p.c.

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I have an I-Pad version 1 with 3.2.2 on it. I want to upgrade to IOS 5.1. From what I read this must be done by not only connecting with a p.c., but it must be a p.c. that the I-Pad is used to and has connected with previously. If it is connected with a strange computer it might not back up content purchased from iTunes. I don't own a p.c. I live in Chicago. My brother purchased the iPad and set it up in Kansas City and mailed it to me. I've purchased much from iTunes I can't afford to lose. Am I totally out of luck or can I can I take it to a computer service facility or some such thing where they'll be able to do it. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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As long as you purchased content from iTunes and the App Store thought the same account, you won't lose anything since its all connected to iCloud.
 
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I have an I-Pad version 1 with 3.2.2 on it. I want to upgrade to IOS 5.1. From what I read this must be done by not only connecting with a p.c., but it must be a p.c. that the I-Pad is used to and has connected with previously. If it is connected with a strange computer it might not back up content purchased from iTunes. I don't own a p.c. I live in Chicago. My brother purchased the iPad and set it up in Kansas City and mailed it to me. I've purchased much from iTunes I can't afford to lose. Am I totally out of luck or can I can I take it to a computer service facility or some such thing where they'll be able to do it. Any help would be appreciated.

Make sure you save all of your important documents/pictures before you do the upgrade. An easy way to save docs/pics is by emailing it to yourself.

Have a look at these threads to get you started:

http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/49411-ios-5-5-0-1-upgrade-troubleshooting.html
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html

Hope that helps! :)

Skimonkey ~~ sent from my iPad using iPF
 

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