How do I update iPad?

System Update badge

Ensure your iPad is always up to date…

Every now and then, iPad is updated with new software and features. These might include new Siri features, an extra security setting, battery life improvements or an entirely new mapping system. Updates are free, and usually take minutes to download; and as you’re about to find out, they’re easy to install.

In this tutorial you’ll discover how to check for updates and install them. As you’re about to find out, it’s really easy…


1. The update badge

There’s an easy way to tell when a new software update is available: the Settings app will show a small red badge above it, as seen in the screenshot below. To find out more about the update, open the Settings app.

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2. Software Update

Tap the General button in the left-hand pane, then tap the Software Update Button. You’ll see a number alongside it to indicate there’s an update available.


3. Update details

You’ll see a short description of the update. In this example, it’s to fix a few small bugs. To download and install the update, simply tap the Install Now button.

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4. Terms and Conditions

A Terms and Conditions window will appear. If you have time to read it, scroll down the text using your finger. When ready to proceed, tap the blue Agree button.


5. Update installing

The update files will be verified (to make sure that every bit of data has been properly downloaded) then the update will be begin. The process is automated, so sit back while the update installs. After a minute or two the iPad will restart and return to the Lock Screen. Congratulations, the update has been installed.

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