Apple launched their iOS 10 operating system approximately a year ago. This new operating system introduced a number of excellent features and instantly grew immensely popular among both iPad and iPhone users. However, the sad part is that several iPad users have not yet updated their tablet to this version yet. This is mainly because they have no clear idea on how to update their tablet.

The first and most important thing you should do is to confirm that the iOS update from Apple is available for your device. If you have already checked that, below are a few simple set of steps that will help you to download and install the new update on your iPad.

Back Up your Data

Use iTunes or iCloud and back up all the data on your tablet before you proceed to the next step. This will prevent the chances of loss of valuable data such as images, videos, and messages from your tablet. However, it is crucial to note that the files you have synced from a PC to your iPad will not be backed up. So, save a copy of these files on your PC too.

Save a Copy of the Older Version of iOS

The next thing you should do is to save a copy of the older version of the operating system. This will enable you to downgrade to the device to the older version, if you are not happy with the latest update. Follow the youruserfolder/Library/iTunes path to see the saved copy. Now, select the Software Update folder and simply click on it. Your iPad will automatically begin the process of reinstalling the update.

Updating the iPad

  • Go to the Settings menu of your iPad, and scroll down until you see the General
  • Tap on Software Update to force the device to check for latest updates. You will now be able to see the latest available update on the screen of your iPad.
  • Tap on the Download option, and leave the iPad undisturbed for a while until the download is completed.
  • When done, simply click on Install Now option to install the latest version of iOS to your tablet.


It is wise to use a high-speed Wi-Fi connection to download and install the latest iOS update. This will ensure that the process is not interrupted or stopped in the middle.

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