Tip & How-To about Apple iPod touch

How do I Update my iPod Touch With a PC

It is essential to your iPod Touch up-to-date for proper operation. Updates the device with the latest software updates and bug fixes. Using Apple's iTunes application to update the iPod Touch via a PC. The iTunes software is also updated to ensure that the iPod is correctly updated. Updates both programs are a simple task and will help you get the most out of your Apple products.


ITunes update

1. Open iTunes on your computer and click on "Help" menu at the top of the application window. Click "Check for Updates". ITunes checks for available updates.


2. Click "OK" and "This version of iTunes is the current version" dialog box appears on screen.


3. Click "Download" dialog box "Update" when it appears on your screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update of iTunes.


IPod Touch Software

1. Connect the iPod Touch to your PC using the cable for iPod.


2. Wait for iTunes recognizes the iPod Touch. The "Download and Installation" dialog box appears when an update is available for the device.


3. Follow the instructions on the screen by the installation wizard to update the iPod Touch to apply. The update is complete when "OK to Disconnect" appears on the top of the iTunes application window.

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Step1 Ensure that the date and time are set correctly on your PC
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If the error message that you received contains the code 0x80072f8f, the problem is most likely caused by an incorrect date or time setting on your PC.
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There are other things that you can do however the most easy way is to install updates manually

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Step1 Ensure that the date and time are set correctly on your PC
Open Microsoft Security Essentials.
If the error message that you received contains the code 0x80072f8f, the problem is most likely caused by an incorrect date or time setting on your PC.
To reset your PC's date or time setting, follow the steps in Fix broken desktop shortcuts and common system maintenance tasks.
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Manually install the virus and spyware definition updates
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If you're running a 64-bit Windows operating system, download the latest updates manually at
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Click Run. The latest updates are manually installed on your PC.

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The third generation of iPods includes iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch and iPod Nano. Installing the latest software for each of these models involves the same process and requires the latest version of iTunes to perform. The 3rd generation iPod Touch uses the same iOS 4 operating system that the iPhone uses. You can download the latest version of iTunes from the Apple website for free. With iTunes, you can install the most up-to-date software on any 3rd generation iPod for free as well.

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You can resolve the restore issues using the troubleshooting steps found in this document:

1. Update to the latest version of iTunes

To see if you have the latest version of iTunes, open iTunes and check for updates.
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  • Mac: Choose iTunes > Check for Updates
If there is an update to iTunes available, install the update and try to restore again. If you do not have an active connection to the Internet, or your Internet security settings are configured to prevent iTunes from communicating with Apple, iTunes will alert you that the iTunes update server could not be contacted. Resolve your Internet issues and attempt to update again.

2. Restart your computer
Simply restarting the computer can clear up certain issues that could prevent you from restoring iPhone or iPod touch. After you restart, try restoring the device again in iTunes.

3. Open the proper ports and allow access to Apple servers
During the update and restore process, iTunes needs to contact Apple. Ensure that your computer has the following ports open and can access these servers:
Port 80
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phobos.apple.com, albert.apple.com, gs.apple.com
If you see "Error 9807", you must open access to the following VeriSign servers:
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You may need to update, properly configure, disable, or uninstall built-in firewalls and other security software to prevent interference with iTunes. For assistance with this, contact the company that supports the firewall or security software you use. If you are using proxy settings, try to restore or update without using a proxy.
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Connect iPhone or iPod touch to a different USB port on your Mac or Windows PC. USB 2.0 ports that are built in to the computer are preferred over a hub. If you tried connecting iPhone or iPod touch to USB ports on the front of the computer, try connecting them to rear USB ports. After doing this, try to restore the device in iTunes.
If the issue continues:
Remove all USB devices except the keyboard, mouse, and iPhone or iPod touch. Remove all USB hubs and connect directly to the computer.
Connect iPhone or iPod touch directly to the included USB cable, bypassing the dock.
Restart the computer.
Try to restore the device again in iTunes.
If available, test with alternative, known-good USB cables.

5. Restore on a different computer
If the issue is not resolved with the above steps, try to restore using a different computer. Ensure that the computer you use has USB 2.0 ports, the latest version of iTunes, and that you connect directly to the computer.
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