Update to iOS 5 with Alternate Computer

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Batman89, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Batman89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    The laptop that I used to sync my iPad with is no longer usable (water damage). All my other brothers have laptops (Winblows) and I'd really like to update to iOS 5.

    Can I do so on their laptops, whilst maintaining all the data and apps on my iPad, or am I SOL?
  2. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    Just download iTunes to their pc, install, sign into iTunes under your Apple ID, transfer purchases, and go. I use Windows exclusively and have no issues.

    Just be sure they have enough disk space for your backup that it will perform before the new OS install.

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