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How to update your iPad to the latest iOS

This article walks you through the steps to update your operating system for your iPads.

Updated over a week ago


Keeping your iPad updated to the latest device operating system is important to ensure security and VRIFY App compatibility.

Follow the steps below to check for and install updates to the iOS of your iPad.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow the instructions below to update your iPad to the latest operating system.

  1. Ensure your iPad is plugged into a power source and connected to a reliable Wi-Fi connection.

  2. Unlock your iPad.

  3. Open System Settings. The App Icon looks like this:

  4. Tap General.

  5. Tap Software Update.

    1. If your device is up to date, the screen will show the current iOS you are running, and the screen will say "iOS is up to date". You are done and no further action is needed.

    2. If your device needs to be updated, you will see a software update option available. Continue to the next steps.

  6. Tap Install Now.

    1. If you see Download and Install, tap that, enter your password when prompted, and then tap Install Now.

  7. Follow any remaining prompts.

    1. Note: your device may reboot, so be sure to save any work you are doing prior to installing the update.

Best Practices

  • Before downloading new software, it's a good idea to back up your device to make sure that you have a copy of your important information. See Apple Support backup method article here.

  • Turn on Automatic Updates to ensure your device is always up to date. Learn more through this Apple Support article.

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