How to Upgrade iPad to iOS 8

Many users desire to be updated with the new technology and as iOS 8 has just made an arrival you may be eager to upgrade your Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod. However it is a good practice to be updated with new releases as it includes bug fixes and other new features that let you do even more stuffs.

Note: Before performing upgrade ensure that you backup your important data either through iCloud or iTunes. Most of the times it is observed that users who are excited to upgrade their iPad forget to take backup and later on regret for the loss of data.

Upgrade is pretty easy but before upgrade there are many things which need to be considered. After taking backup make sure that your device is compatible with iOS 8 by checking the list of the devices supported by iOS 8. However for iPad the devices that are supported are iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. Additionally, you should have almost 5.8 GB of free space to upgrade iOS 8, however the package of update is 1.1 GB but for complete upgrade it requires 5.8 GB. You can upgrade your iPad to iOS 8 in two ways one is by using Wi-Fi and another is by utilizing iTunes. Thus before performing upgrade also make sure that you connect to static Wi-Fi signals and fully charge your iPad or Apple device, because while upgrading there may be interruption like low battery warning, failure of internet connection etc.

Update iPad wirelessly

  • Connect your iPad to stable Wi-Fi and plug your device to power source
  • Click on Setting > General > Software Update
  • Now select download and install, the update process will be automatic thus wait for the completion of update process
  • Next a window will popup where you will get two options, press Later if you want to install update later or else press Install
  • The updates will be installed as per your choice

Update iPad using iTunes

  • At first check whether you have latest version of iTunes on your device, if not then install or update to newer one
  • Plug iPad to your computer and iTunes should start automatically, if not then open it manually and select iPad
  • Under summary pane click on Check for Update
  • Click Download and Update

Any of the either method can help you upgrade iPad so perform upgradation accordingly without any interruption. However, before performing the upgradation just make sure you have backup all the iPad contacts and other data. Remo MORE could help you to backup iPad contacts completely within few minutes. After upgradation restore the backup which was taken before performing upgrade.

How to Upgrade iPad to iOS 8 was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 by Tony Landry

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