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

    Jul 8, 2007
    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

    Mar 21, 2010
    Miami, FL
    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

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

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

    Thanks to you both! :)

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