Is it posible to ugrade to iOS 5 on a *different* computer?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Sounds Good, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    #1
    Hi guys,

    In my house on my computer we use my iTunes account and Apple ID to manage my iPhone, my wife's iPhone and my son's iPod Touch.

    My mom has an iPad 1 but has trouble with the computer, so I use her computer in her house to manage her iPad using her Apple ID.

    Now... I'd like to update her iPad to iOS 5.

    Is there any way that I can do this in my house on my computer? Or do I have to go to her house and use her computer?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. jbud72 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #2
    Yes, it is possible. When you initially plug in her iPad to your computer, it will say something about it being a different computer and if you want to sync your stuff to that iPad. Click cancel.

    Then, just click on update and do everything as you normally would.

    *The one thing with doing it this way is that everything on her iPad gets deleted (apps, music, etc.). I updated my iPad this way and just redownloaded the apps I wanted (the App store/iCloud has a page with every app you have ever downloaded) and synced to my home computer to recover my music.
     
  3. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    #3
    Can you just ask her to plug it in and VNC into her computer to do it?
     
  4. Sounds Good thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    #4
    Ya know what? I think this is the best bet -- that's exactly what I'll do.

    Thanks to you both! :)
     

Share This Page