Keeping your iPad up to date is very important and useful for security, privacy and performance reasons. Apple releases updates frequently, some are minor updates and from time to time releases a major update with a software version change.
Apple is the only manufacturer of mobile devices that continues to update the software of its old products, some with more than 5 years continue to receive updates.
Before updating, charge your iPad battery to at least 50% and have the SIM card code at hand (in the case of a mobile model) as it will be requested at the end of the process.
Estimated time: 15 minutes.
Step 1 We unlock the iPad and from the home screen we look for the "Settings" icon, it is the cogwheel icon.
Step 2 We go down through the iPad settings until we find the "General" section and click to display the options. In the case of having a pending update or an adjustment to review, a notification will appear with a red circle as it appears in the following image:
Step 3 Within the general settings, on the right of the screen in second position we will see the section "Software update", this is the option we are looking for, in the event that we have any pending update, a red circle will appear on the right as in the picture. We press to continue.
Step 4 If there is a pending update to download on your iPad, the text "Download and install" or simply "Install" will appear. Click to continue.
Step 5 Enter the iPad unlock code if necessary, we enter it to confirm the installation of the software update.
Step 6 The download of the update may take several minutes or hours depending on the connection speed and the availability of Apple servers, if there are a large number of users downloading an update it may be slower. We can continue using our iPad while the update is downloading and it will ask us for confirmation before continuing with the installation.
Step 7 In the case of a major update, a text of terms and conditions may appear to accept. We can choose to have it emailed to us to read later or read at this time. If you agree with the conditions click "I accept". If you do not accept the conditions, you will not be able to update the iPad software.
Step 8 A second confirmation notice to accept the terms and conditions will appear, if we agree, click "I accept".
Step 9 The iPad will check for the update for added security and begin the update. At this time we recommend keeping the iPad connected to the charger and to the power to avoid draining the battery in the middle of the process. This process does not usually take more than a few minutes and during it the screen will turn off to restart the device. Once it has been completed, it will ask us for the unlocking code and the PIN code of the SIM card, if it is available.