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How to update your iPad’s operating system

Here’s how to make sure your iPad stays fully updated with the latest tech.

You iPad’s operating system (OS) keeps your software running smoothly and having the latest version means your device stays fast, safe and full of the latest tech. Usually, it will tell you when it’s time for an update but if you need to do it manually, our guide will help you out.

Whether you want to update your iPad wirelessly or through iTunes on your computer, we’ll show you what to do in a few simple steps.

How to update you iPad wirelessly

  • Make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi – you don’t want to waste valuable data on big bulky updates.
  • Head over to the ‘General’ tab in the ‘Settings’ app and tap ‘Software Update’.
  • Tap ‘Download and Install’ and follow the steps on screen to get the latest update.

All set! Your iPad will be up to date in no time!

How to update your iPad with iTunes

  • Plug your tablet in your computer
  • Open up iTunes and select your device from the left-hand menu
  • Click on ‘Summary’, then ‘Check for Update’
  • If you need to update your device, click ‘Download and Update’ and follow the steps on screen.

All set! Your tablet will begin to download the latest OS update soon, so sit tight!