Updating the ipod touch
I have an i Pod Touch 4th Gen that has i OS 5 by default.Now that i OS 7 has been released and this device does not support i OS 7, can I still update my i Pod Touch to i OS 6 (i.e., is i OS 6 still available)?
This will also help other users find the answer easier should they need it.Raise To Wake requires i Phone 6s or i Phone 7, for example.i OS 10 has a lot of new stuff: read all about it in our feature walkthrough.Despite the official supported hardware list, we still recommend that older model i Pad and i Phone users hold off on updating until a point release resolves some of the ongoing performance issues.Of course, you don’t have to take that advice, and you can find the i OS 7 update right now through i Tunes or on your i OS device itself with Over-the-Air update.Do note that installing the i OS 7 update through OTA requires over 3.1GB of space initially, despite the download being much smaller than that.
That is so the update can unpack and install on the device – it does not take up 3.1GB of space when completed.
I have an i Pod touch (not mine) connected to my PC (authorized and linked to the same account of the i Pod's owner). Right clicking on the i Pod and selecting "Backup" runs too fast, I don't think it copied the whole 3Gb over.
The thing is configured for manual sync, current music and apps are on a different PC. Its been my experience (but its not scientific so i'm not posting as an answer) that doing maintenance ops on an i Pod on a machine other than the one it was originally synced from will blow it away and all content will be lost.
This barely scratches the surface: read our full walkthrough of everything new in i OS 10.
Updating should be a fairly straightforward process, although it’s always good to check you have a backup (either using i Cloud Backup or i Tunes Backup on the Mac/PC) before doing any major system upgrades.
Basically that means you will need at least 3GB of space available on your i Pad, i Phone, or i Pod touch before it will install.