You can download any i OS software updates for i Pad, i Phone, and i Pod touch without using i Tunes.
There are actually two ways to do this, the first is using the i OS device itself but there are caveats and limitations with that, and then there is the traditional method of downloading the update files directly from Apple without i Tunes, which is particularly helpful for those who rely on download managers or who are just encountering trouble with i Tunes automatic updates.
Generally, when the software update is available on your device, you may receive update notification.
You can choose to update now, install tonight or remind you later.
These software updates include bug fixes, support for new features and the latest versions of mac OS and Windows, and other improvements. You can update i OS devices like the i Phone or i Pad wirelessly over the Internet. The i Pod operating system can only be updated using i Tunes.
This article tells you how to update the operating system on any version of the following i Pod models: NOTE: A version of these instructions would apply to the i Pod mini, too, but since that device is so old that likely almost no one is using it, I'm not accounting for it here RELATED: Learn how to update the operating system on an i Pod touch In some (not very common) cases, you may need to restore your i Pod to factory settings before you can update its software.
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Restoring your i Pod erases all of its data and settings and returns it to the state it was in when you first got it.
After it's been restored, then you can update the operating system.
In any case, if you are running i OS 5 or later, you can use OTA to update i OS with no attachment to a computer or PC whatsoever.
If an update is available, tapping on Download and Install will finish the process for you with no attachment to a computer and no i Tunes at all. This is by far the easiest way to get the i OS update installed onto a device and requires no computer at all, the whole thing is completed on the i Phone or i Pad.