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How to update your iPod Touch

If you need to update your iPod Touch, here’s what to know.

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Apple releases updates for the iPod Touch throughout the year, with a major update every fall. The major update is timed with the release of that year’s iPhone range, as it’s part of the main iOS upgrade. You’ll want to know how to update your iPod Touch when the time comes.

The smaller updates bring any feature updates that missed the major update, or they patch vulnerabilities and other bugs. Major updates can completely overall your device.

You can manually update iOS on your iPod Touch or let the iPod Touch do it automatically. The best way to keep your iPod Touch secure from attack is to keep it updated, so we’ll show you how.

Here is how to update your iPod Touch to the latest version of iOS

Open the Settings app on your iPod Touch (the picture is of an iPhone, but the process is the same)ios settings app
Tap on General
Then, tap on Software Update  ios 14 settings software update for iphone
Tap on Download and Install

READ MORE: RIP: Apple is discontinuing the iPod Touch

Now you’ve got your iPod Touch updated to the latest version of iOS, patching out those nasty vulnerabilities that could have let attackers get into your device, and bringing all the latest features.

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Maker, meme-r, and unabashed geek with nearly half a decade of blogging experience at KnowTechie, SlashGear and XDA Developers. If it runs on electricity (or even if it doesn't), Joe probably has one around his office somewhere, with particular focus in gadgetry and handheld gaming. Shoot him an email at joe@knowtechie.com.

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