Apple releases software updates for the iPad periodically, so you should be prepared to intercept them the moment they are released and make good use of them. Fortunately, if you own an iPad 2 updated to iOS 5 the process of updating the software of your tablet to the latest version available is actually much simpler to handle. That’s because the option to take care of the matter wirelessly has been made available.
If you want to update your iOS 5 iPad to the latest software version available wirelessly you will have to first of all make sure that the device is connected to a power source. Moreover, you should also place yourself and your tablet in a location where Wi-Fi connectivity is available for free in order to avoid costs generated by the use of data. After you make possible the two connections mentioned you will have to access the Settings app, tap General and then choose Software Update. As a result iOS will automatically locate all the updates available and will give you the chance to tap a Download button in the case of every update that you can install on your iPad. After the button mentioned is tapped and the update’s download is completed you will have to tap Install in order to actually make the update come true. You also have the option to leave the update’s download to take place in the background. If you use this option, when the download will be finished you will receive a notification that will let you now you can start installing the iOS update of interest. The notification will also include a Details link that you will have to tap in order to be led to the Software Update section of your iPad’s Settings app. You will then have to tap Install Now in order to immediately launch the installation process. If you postpone the actual installation process, you will notice that Settings will display a notification badge until the process is actually launched and completed.
Now that you know how easily you can wirelessly update an iPad on which iOS 5 is installed to the latest version of the operating system, you should take a look at some advices that you need to keep in mind when updating any iPad’s software. The first advice that I want to mention refers to the need to back up the device to iCloud or with iTunes before each software update. That’s because you can never know if an update will cause or not data loss. Also important is to pay attention to possible alerts displayed during the update process and resolve them using the advices that Apple makes available.
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