3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 10:09 AM by lllaass
olivialambertipod1685 Level 1 Level 1

My ipod touch which i purchased in march 2011 is 32gb and is verion 4.2.1.  need to know how to dowload the latest IOS (i know everyone says go to settings, general, software update and its there but my ipod actually doesnt have the software update part!!) as i download a lot of things that need it and im slowly starting to not use my ipod anymore as i cannot use it how i need and want it!!! Thank you (i think it runs off IOS 4.1/4.2 as i have nothing above 4.3)

iPod touch, iOS 4.2, ipod touch, 32gb, version 4.1.2
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    I suspect you have a 2G iPod. Those can only go to iOS 4.2.1.

    Identifying iPod models


    iPod touch (3rd generation)

    iPod touch (3rd generation) features a 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display and 32 GB or 64 GB flash drive. You can browse the web with Safari and watch YouTube videos with Wi-Fi. You can also search, preview, and buy songs from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPod touch.

    The iPod touch (3rd generation) can be distinguished from iPod touch (2nd generation) by looking at the back of the device. In the text below the engraving, look for the model number. iPod touch (2nd generation) is model A1288, and iPod touch (3rd generation) is model A1318.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    If you purchased it new in March 2011, it's a fourth generation model, not a second, and can be updated to iOS 6.1; as it's running an iOS version prior to 5.0, the update must be run from iTunes on a computer.



  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    The 4G has the cameras.

    To update

    Connect the iPod to your computer and update via iTunes

    iTunes: Backing up, updating, and restoring iOS software

    A 3G to 5.1.1  Requires iTunes version 10.5 or later

    A 4G to 6  Requires iTunes version 10.7 or later. For a Mac, that requires a Mac with OSX 10.6.8 or later

    Identifying iPod models