i Cloud also allows users to backup and sync their data with other compatible i OS devices via the internet.Game Center is available as a native social gaming platform on i OS, games downloaded via the App Store that have this feature enabled are able to integrate their achievement points, high-scores and bonus system across all i OS devices into a single accumulative points and social platform.Although the tablet is not designed to make phone calls over a cellular network, a user can use a wired headset or the built-in speaker and microphone and place phone calls over Wi-Fi or cellular using a Vo IP application.
Each variation of the device is available with either a black or white front glass panel.
The i Pad 2 is compatible with i OS 4.3, which introduced Airplay Mirroring and Home Sharing among other features.
On October 12, 2011, upon the release of the i Phone 4S, the i Pad was upgradable to the i OS 5 firmware which brought over 200 new user features to i OS compatible devices including Notification Center, i Message, Reminders, and an updated notifications system, using a new "banner" style instead of the previously used pop-up "alert" style.
Many users predicted that the i Pad 2 was going to be dropped from updating to i OS 8 along with the i Phone 4, the same process that happened with the i Phone 3GS and the i Pod Touch (fourth generation) and earlier models, considering that it has been supported for more than 3 years.
It was confirmed on June 8, 2015, at Apple's WWDC that the i Pad 2 would support i OS 9.
On March 7, 2012, after the unveiling of the third generation i Pad, the firmware of the i Pad 2 was upgradable to i OS 5.1.