Newbie question - upgrading from iOS 3.2.2 to 4.2.1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dazd, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Dazd macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all
    Got a question, I'd like to install iOS4.2.1GM, if I go for a restore up to 4.2.1 will I lose all of my apps? Do I get an option to upgrade rather than restore? And can I do it via iTunes 10.1 on Windows 7?

    Thanks for taking the time to read

    Daz
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    If you restore, everything will be taken off your iPad and then put back on via iTunes. I think an upgrade will keep your data in tact
     
  3. HelveticaNeue, Nov 19, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010

    HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

    HelveticaNeue

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    #3
    Yes, do an upgrade not restore to keep your data. Just open iTunes, hold down the left Shift button (or ALT on a Mac) and click Check For Upgrades. It will open a window where you can browse for the 4.2.1 file you downloaded.
     

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