Updating the ipod touch
You can either visit i to snag the latest update or if you're on a Mac, just run a software update and it should come through.
In the event something goes wrong with your update, you'll always want to make sure you have a current backup.
Jane Buchanan earned a master's degree in computer science from the University of Virginia in 1991.
If Apple holds to previous release patterns, then i OS 9 for i Phone, i Pad and i Pod touch should be released around 10 am PT/1 pm ET.
-- and you'll want to make sure you update in order to take advantage of all the new features i OS 6 has to offer.
While you can update over the air if you're already on i OS 5, you can also update via i Tunes.
The App Store on your i Pod touch notifies you if any of your apps have been updated — a number appears in the App Store icon.
However after a period of time, i Tunes refuses to synch apps and the existing apps on i Pod fail to start.
I think apple must be using i Tunes to validate whether license for i Pod firmware was purchased or not, and locks you out if it was not.
If you haven't made one recently via i Cloud or i Tunes, make sure you do before proceeding.
If you're using i Cloud, you can follow our tutorial on how to backup your i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch with i Cloud.
i Tunes checks to see which apps should be updated and takes you to the My Apps Update page in the i Tunes Store, where you find icons of the apps to update.