How I update my iPad 2 to iOS 7 step by step

Another very useful device, when I’m traveling is my iPad 2. It’s very effective especially during my business trips. I still remember the times when I was bringing my old HP notebook, which compared with the iPad weighs a ton.
As you may already read my previous post about Iphone update, it’s now time to share with you how I made it with the iPad. 

iPad 2 home screen and update notification
iPad 2 home screen and update notification
I’m sure you know that iOS 7 is Apple's latest update and its biggest change since iOS debuted six years ago. I succeed to upgrade my old Iphone 4 on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PDT and right after that a notification appear on my Ipad's home screen (settings icon), so I started to work on the Ipad.
iPad 2 Settings menu
iPad 2 Settings menu

How I did it?

There are 2 approaches to manage with that – over the air, or via iTunes.

1. Wireless update.

  • ·         Enter settings menu
  • ·         Software update
  • ·         You will see that iOS 7.0 is ready to be installed and it requires at least 3,5 Gb of the available storage.

iPad 2 Software update
iPad 2 Software update
I had only a few Mb free, so it took me a couple of hours to free some room for the update. So when I was ready, I just pressed on Download and Install and the update started. Depending on your connection it could take up to an hour until you see your new home screen.

iPad 2 Download and Install
iPad 2 Download and Install

2. Update via iTunes


First make sure you have the latest 11.1 version

update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes

In my case I had it, so when I plugged my Ipad to the computer, an alert window appeared, inviting me to start to update to iOS 7.0 .

update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
 If you have oldest iTunes versions, follow this steps:
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
In my case , it shows that version 11.1 is the current version, but if you have oldest , it will start to update it. 

update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
When you are ready with the iTunes update, you could start with the Ipad update.
I just wanted to download it first, so I passed through the following windows:


update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes


update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
So, the download begin. As you can see it show 7 minutes for the download.
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
If you’d like to install it, you should click on  Update.


update to iOS 7 via iTunes
update to iOS 7 via iTunes
Finally I’d like to stress once again - DON’T FORGET TO BACKUP your device, before update!

If everything pass well, you will see this screen at the end:

iPad 2 home screen and iOS 7
iPad 2 home screen and iOS 7
The update via iTunes is significantly faster than if you update the device wireless.

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