Do you have an older iPad and are curious about the latest iOS version it can run? Follow along for how to check your iPad’s software compatibility.

Keeping up to date with software is important for security and privacy and also brings new features to your iPad. In addition to figuring out what software your iPad can run below, take a look at our guide on important steps to take before you do a major software upgrade.

How to check your iPad’s software compatibility

  1. Check the compatibility chart below for the latest release, iOS 12
  2. If you don’t see your iPad listed, you may be able to run iOS 11
  3. Check iOS 11 compatible iPads here
  4. Click here to check iOS 10 compatible devices

Check iPhone software compatibility

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