iPad: Which iOS 5 features does my iPad support?

iOS 5 is a free software update offering new features for all iPad models. 

Features and capabilities vary between models, with some features available only with certain models.

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Learn which iOS 5 features your iPad supports:

Notification Center
Wireless setup and activation
Wi-Fi sync
Multitasking Gestures1
Photo Booth  
Photo editing  
Video Mirroring  
Personal Hotspot3    
  1. iPad requires iOS 5.0.1 or later. Enable this feature in Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures.
  2. FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection. FaceTime may not be available in all countries or regions.
  3. Personal Hotspot is not available for all carriers; fees may apply.
  4. Dictation is not available in all languages and requires Internet access. Cellular data charges may apply.


For a list of additional features and capabilities available on all iPad models, see the iOS 5 Software Update page

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