Start Updating ipod touch software

Updating ipod touch software

That means that roughly 15% of the 40 million multi-touch devices sold thus far by the Cupertino-based company are now running the latest software.

The vulnerability, which Artenstein is calling Broadpwn, allows hackers to execute code (essentially letting them control the device remotely) without any interaction on behalf of the user.

In an April 4 blogpost by Google's security research team, author Gal Beniamini discussed a similar exploit and demonstrated "full device takeover by Wi-Fi proximity alone, requiring no user interaction." Scary stuff. If the download does not begin right away, you may see a notice: "Preparing to download." Give it a couple of minutes and the download will begin shortly.

If you’ve got an i Pod touch and are hoping to upgrade to i OS 7, the all-new version of Apple’s handheld operating system, you may be out of luck, even if you purchased the device earlier this year.

Apple isn’t offering a version of the new software for the fourth-generation version of the i Pod touch, which Apple sold until May.

See: The i OS 8 update can be installed on the i Phone 5S, i Phone 5C, i Phone 5, i Phone 4S, i Pad Air, i Pad mini Retina, i Pad mini, i Pad 4, i Pad 3, i Pad 2, and i Pod touch 5. Tap on the available update and hit Install—all you'll need is a strong Wi-Fi connection.

But, given Apple's previous history with server overloads and millions of people downloading the update at the same time, it's always more reliable to update via i Tunes.

If you have limited space on your device or software update isn't working for whatever reason, you can update using i Tunes.