Apple always tries their best in making sure all their phone’s operating system is up to date. However, at some point, some of their old devices gets left behind mainly because their hardware is not capable of running the latest Operating system. Regardless, you should always check to make sure that your device is up-to-date and whether it is able to run the latest OS. In this article, we’ll share with you how to update your iPad to the latest ipadOS with a list of iPad and their latest compatible OS in has much to How To Upgrade iPad.
Upgrade ipad to the latest ipadOS 15
Before we begin, you should check to see if your iPad is up to date with the latest OS. Check the below chart to know the latest OS compatible with your iPad. If your device is not compatible with the latest ipadOS 15, then you might consider upgrading your device.
|Ipad devices||Latest compatible IOS or ipadOS|
|iPad – 1st generation (2010), Model numbers A1219, A1337||iOS 5.1.1|
|iPad 2 – 2nd generation (2011), Model numbers A1395, A1396, A1397iPad – 3rd generation (early 2012), Model numbers A1403, A1430, A1416|
iPad mini – 1st generation (2012), Model numbers A1432, A1454, A1455
|iOS 9.3.5 for WiFi only modelsiOS 9.3.6 for WiFi + cellular models|
|iPad with Retina Display – 4th generation (2012), Model numbers A1458, A1459, A1460||iOS 10.3.4|
|iPad mini 2 – 2nd generation (2013), Model numbers A1489, A1490, A1491iPad mini 3 – 3rd generation (2014), Model numbers A1599, A1600|
iPad Air – 1st generation (2013), Model numbers A1474, A1475, A1476
|iPad – 5th generation (2017), Model numbers A1822, A1823iPad – 6th generation (2018), Model numbers A1893, A1954iPad – 7th generation (2019), Model numbers A2197, A2198, A2200iPad – 8th generation (2020), Model numbers A2270, A2428, A2429, A2430iPad – 9th generation (2021), Models numbers A2602, A2604, A2603, A2605|
iPad mini 4 – 4th generation (2015), Model numbers A1550, A1538iPad mini – 5th generation (2019), Model numbers A2124, A2126, A2133iPad mini – 6th generation (2021), Model numbers A2567, A2568, A2569
iPad Air 2 – 2nd generation (2014), Model numbers A1566, A1567iPad Air – 3rd generation (2019), Model numbers A2152, A2123, A2153iPad Air – 4th generation (2020), Model numbers A2316, A2324, A2325, A2072
iPad Pro 12.9″ – 1st generation (2015), Model numbers A1584, A1652 iPad Pro 9.7″ – 1st generation (2016), Model numbers A1673, A1674, A1675iPad Pro 10.5″ and 12.9″ – 2nd generation (2017), Model numbers A1701, A1709 (10.5″), Model numbers A1670, A1671 (12.9″)iPad Pro 11″ and 12.9″ – 3rd generation (2018), Model numbers A1980, A2013, A1934 (11-inch), Model numbers A1876, A2014, A1895 (12.9″)iPad Pro 11″ and 12.9″ – 4th generation (2020), Model numbers A2228, A2068, A2230 (11-inch), Model numbers A2229, A2069, A2232 (12.9″)iPad Pro – 5th generation (2021), Model numbers A2377, A2459, A2460 (11-inch), Model numbers A2378, A2461, A2462 (12.9″)
How to check your ipad model
To check what model of ipad you own go to settings > general > about. You can find your model number and name here.
How to update your ipadOS
Now, to update your OS to the latest version, follow the steps below.
- Backup your ipad
Before getting started, it’s advisable to back up your ipad. To back up your ipad ensure that your ipad is connected to WiFi, go to settings > icloud > ensure backup is turned on, then click on “backup now”. Once the backup process is complete, you’ll be notified.
- Check for updates and install
To check for the latest updates go to settings > general > software update. If your device is up to date, you’ll get a “Your software is up to date” message. But if your device needs update, then you’ll be prompt to download and install updates.