How do I update the iOS on my iPad 2

Hi all,
I want to update the iOS on my iPad 2 to iOS 8.  How do I go about doing this?

Thanks in advance,
mrotor
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rindiCommented:
That usually is more or less automatic. If an update is available for your device it'll show up as such and you only need to accept it.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
check your current IOS installed version
setting>general>about>verison

if its up to date, so you cannot simply downgrade it by click / tapping anywhere on your iPAD.
please follow the instructions and do it at your own risk..
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iosapps/how-downgrade-from-ios-9-to-8-7-reinstall-ios-8-3522302/

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Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSPInformation Systems Security EngineerCommented:
Hello, mainrotor,

If you're looking to update only to ios 8 instead of 9, you will need to download the IPSW firmware file, and update from iTunes.

Cheers!
Sean
David AndersTechnician Commented:
There are people unhappy with upgrading an iPad 2 to iOS 8.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6990781?start=0&tstart=0

I would investigate further before deciding.
Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSPInformation Systems Security EngineerCommented:
davidanders,

OP may just be looking at iOS v8 to jailbreak, given that very recently (October 2015), the US Government made jailbreaking tablets and smart televisions no longer illegal.

-Sean
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