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How to run a Software Update on an iPad without a Computer in iOS 5

Description: Starting with iOS 5, Apple made updating the iPad easier than ever.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app from the home screen.
    iOS Home Screen, Settings Icon
  2. Touch the General tab, then touch the Software Update option.
    iOS Settings, Software Update
  3. The iPad will then search for updates. If any are available, they will be listed here, as well as the information regarding what's included in the update.
    iOS Software Update, Download and Install
  4. Touch Download and Install to install the software. The iPad will reboot multiple times. This is normal.
  5. Once the iPad restarts, it will be up-to-date.