iOS 5 – the much-anticipated latest major update to the iPad and iPhone operating system – has been released by Apple today.
It’s now available to install on your iPad. To update to iOS 5 on your iPad here’s what you need to do:
— Make sure you have iTunes open on your PC.
— Connect your iPad to your PC via its sync cable.
— When you connect the iPad you’ll see a popup letting you know that there is an update available – ‘a new iPad software version (5.0). Click the Cancel button.
— Do a full backup and sync of your iPad with iTunes.
— Disconnect your iPad and then reconnect it. You’ll see the popup again to update to software version 5.0. Click Download and Update and then just follow along with on-screen instructions and status updates.
Update: It looks like iTunes may be forcing a backup as part of the update process for iOS 5, or at least it is on my iPhone 4. I still prefer to have a manual backup and sync before updating, but it looks as is this is now being incorporated into the update process.