iPod touch - Updating and restoring iPod touch software

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Updating and restoring iPod touch software

You can update iPod touch software in Settings or by using iTunes. You can also erase or restore
iPod touch, and then use iCloud or iTunes to restore a backup.

Deleted data is no longer accessible via the iPod touch user interface, but it isn’t erased from
iPod touch. For information about erasing all content and settings, see “Reset” on page 107.

Updating iPod touch

You can update software in iPod touch Settings or by using iTunes.
Update wirelessly on iPod touch: Go to Settings > General > Software Update. iPod touch checks
for available software updates.
Update software in iTunes: iTunes checks for available software updates each time you sync
iPod touch using iTunes. See “Syncing with iTunes” on page 17.

For more information about updating iPod touch software, go to support.apple.com/kb/HT4623.

Restoring iPod touch

You can use iCloud or iTunes to restore iPod touch from a backup.
Restore from an iCloud backup: Reset iPod touch to erase all settings and information. Sign in to
iCloud and choose Restore from a Backup in the Setup Assistant. See “Reset” on page 107.
Restore from an iTunes backup: Connect iPod touch to the computer you normally sync with,
select iPod touch in the iTunes window, and click Restore in the Summary pane.

When the iPod touch software is restored, you can either set it up as a new iPod touch, or restore
your music, videos, app data, and other content from a backup.

For more information about restoring iPod touch software, go to support.apple.com/kb/HT1414.