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HT2305 download ios 5

1260 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2013 6:15 PM by Kappy RSS
gabby1971 Calculating status...
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Jul 23, 2013 6:13 PM

I need to download this, i am not sure why my ipod is not automatically checking for updates, it says everything is up to date.. its not.. ugh

iPod touch, iOS 5
  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,815 points)
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    Jul 23, 2013 6:14 PM (in response to gabby1971)

    If you have a 2nd generation iPod Touch, 4.2.1 is the highest possible.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,960 points)
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    Jul 23, 2013 6:15 PM (in response to gabby1971)

    See the chart below to determine whether you can upgrade your device and what you can upgrade to. If you do not have a Software Update option present on your iDevice, then you are trying to upgrade to iOS 5 or higher. You will have to connect your device to your computer and open iTunes in order to upgrade.


    IPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad iOS Compatibility Chart


         Device                                       iOS Verson


    iPhone 1                                      iOS 3.1.3

    iPhone 3G                                   iOS 4.2.1

    iPhone 3GS                                 iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 4                                      iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 4S                                    iOS 6.1.x

    iPhone 5                                      iOS 6.1.x


    iPod Touch 1                               iOS 3.1.3

    iPod Touch 2                               iOS 4.2.1

    iPod Touch 3                               iOS 5.1.1

    iPod Touch 4                               iOS 6.1.x

    iPod Touch 5                               iOS 6.1.x


    iPad 1                                          iOS 5.1.1

    iPad 2                                          iOS 6.1.x

    iPad 3                                          iOS 6.1.x

    iPad 4                                          iOS 6.1.x

    iPad Mini                                     iOS 6.1.x



    Select the method most appropriate for your situation.


    Upgrading iOS

       1. How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

       2. iPhone Support

       3. iPod Touch Support

       4. iPad Support


         a. Updating Your iOS to Version 6.0.x from iOS 5


              Tap Settings > General > Software Update


         If an update is available there will be an active Update button. If you are current,

         then you will see a gray screen with a message saying your are up to date.


         b. If you are still using iOS 4 Updating your device to iOS 5 or later.


         c. Resolving update problems


            1. iOS - Unable to update or restore

            2. iOS- Resolving update and restore alert messages


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