Mobile Apple devices, such as the iPhone or iPad, have an operating system called iOS. These are similar to the assorted Windows operating systems that are installed on many personal computers and, like each version of Windows, new versions of the operating system include upgrades and new features. It is not always obvious which version of iOS is installed on your iPad, but fortunately you can follow a few shorts steps to determine whether you have iOS 6 or iOS 7 installed on your iPad.
Check the iOS Version on Your iPad
The instructions below are being performed on an iPad that is running the iOS 7 version of the software. The instructions are identical in regardless of whether you have iOS 6 or iOS 7, but the styling of the screens in the images may look slightly different.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option in the column at the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the About option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Look for the Version value listed at the right side of the screen. The fist digit in this series of numbers indicates your version of iOS. In the image below, for example, the first digit is a 7, which indicates that I am using iOS 7 on this iPad.
You can follow a similar set of steps to find the iOS version on your iPhone as well.
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