Best way to update to 4.2 with new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ndgraz, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. ndgraz macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully not a dumb qustion, but I just got a new iPad this past weekend. I'm seeing a lot of different ways people are updating to 4.2. Can I just do the normal update process or is it cleaner to do a fresh install? (and lose the couple of bookmarks, game scores, etc from only a couple of days of use)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    just update using the update button on itunes, if things seem slow or unreliable after a while use the restore button instead to have a fresh install. i updated mine to 4.2 and so far haven't come across any problems.

    Edit: the only thing you'll lose doing a restore is any music/videos/photos you've got on there and any saved data such as game progress etc.
     
  3. Wozza2010 macrumors member

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    I'm interested in this too.

    I've just updated to 4.2 but all my apps are on there still so I'm guessing its not a clean install? The thing is I only got the iPad 2 weeks ago so nothing on there is important and I haven't got many apps anyway + they are all free.

    I'd rather do a clean install of 4.2 just to be sure.
     
  4. Wozza2010 macrumors member

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    So to do a clean install I just do a restore and then install 4.2 again?

    Cheers.
     

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