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Apple iPad with Retina display

Apple iPad with Retina display

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Update device software

You can update the device's software when a new software version is available. Follow these instructions to update the device software.
Before updating the device software, it's recommended that you back up the memory. Click here for information on how to back up the memory.

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Select option

Update your device's software from your device, go to 1a.

Step 2 of 18

Select option

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

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1a - Update your device's software from your device

Press Settings.

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1a - Update your device's software from your device

Press General.

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1a - Update your device's software from your device

Press Software Update.

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1a - Update your device's software from your device

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

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1a - Update your device's software from your device

Follow the instructions on the display to update the device software.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

Go to www.itunes.com on your computer.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

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

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

Download and install iTunes on your computer.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your device and to your computer's USB port.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

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

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

To start the update manually:

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

Select iPad.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

Select Check for Update.

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

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

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1b - Update your device's software using iTunes

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

1. Select option

Update your device's software from your device, go to 1a.
Update your device's software using iTunes, go to 1b.

2. 1a - Update your device's software from your device

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 the device software.

3. 1b - Update your device'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 at the bottom of your device and to your computer's USB port.
Depending on your settings in iTunes, the program may suggest to update your device automatically.
To start the update manually:
Select iPad.
Select Check for Update.
If a new software version is available, it's displayed.
Follow the instructions on the screen to update the device software.

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