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Update tablet software

It's important that you update your tablet with the newest software, as the manufacturer continuously corrects errors. It's recommended that you back up the tablet memory first.

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Select option

Select one of the following options:

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Select option

Update your tablet's software without using iTunes, go to 1a.

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Select option

Update your tablet's software using iTunes, go to 1b.

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1a - Update your tablet's software without using iTunes

Press Settings.

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1a - Update your tablet's software without using iTunes

Press General.

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1a - Update your tablet's software without using iTunes

Press Software Update.

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1a - Update your tablet's software without using iTunes

If a new software version is available, it's displayed.

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1a - Update your tablet's software without using iTunes

Follow the instructions on the display to update your tablet's software.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Find the download section on the web page to download iTunes.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Download and install iTunes on your computer.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Depending on your settings in iTunes, the program may suggest to update your tablet automatically.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

To start the update manually:

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Click iPad.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Click Check for Update.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

If a new software version is available, it's displayed.

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1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Follow the instructions on the screen to update the tablet software.

1. Select option

Select one of the following options:
Update your tablet's software without using iTunes, go to 1a.
Update your tablet's software using iTunes, go to 1b.

2. 1a - Update your tablet's software without using iTunes

Press Settings.
Press General.
Press Software Update.
If a new software version is available, it's displayed.
Follow the instructions on the display to update your tablet's software.

3. 1b - Update your tablet's software using iTunes

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.
Find the download section on the web page to download iTunes.
Download and install iTunes on your computer.
Start the program iTunes on your computer.
Connect the data cable to the socket and to your computer's USB port.
Depending on your settings in iTunes, the program may suggest to update your tablet automatically.
To start the update manually:
Click iPad.
Click Check for Update.
If a new software version is available, it's displayed.
Follow the instructions on the screen to update the tablet software.

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