The software that is used on most Apple devices, such as the iPhone and the iPad, is called iOS. Apple introduces updates to their software periodically, either to include new features, or to fix some previously unidentified bug. Your iPad will typically inform you that an update is available, but you may elect not to install it.
If you are looking for something that should be on your iPad, but are not able to find it, then it is possible that the iOS version that is on your iPad may be too low for that specific feature to be included. Our guide below will show you how to find the version of iOS that is installed on your iPad so that you can more easily determine the steps required to solve a problem.
Find the iOS Version that is Installed on Your iPad
The steps in this article will show you where to go on your iPad in order to find the version of iOS that is currently installed on the device. The method for locating the iOS version is the same in most versions of iOS, but the screens on your device may vary slightly from the ones shown in this tutorial.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select the General option in the column at the left side of the screen.
- Select the About option at the top of the column on the right side of the screen.
- Locate the software version information to the right of Version. In the image below, the iPad is running iOS version 9.0.2.
If you are looking for a specific feature or setting on your iPad, but are unable to find it, then you may not have a current enough version of iOS. You can install an available iOS update from the Settings > General > Software Update option. If you need more assistance on how to install an iOS update for your iPad, then you can read this article for a more thorough walkthrough.
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