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Updating to iOS 5.1 without computer

Discussion in 'iPod' started by adddictedtomac, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Many people do not know this, but you do not need a computer to update your iPod touch 3rd or 4rth Generation under iOS 5.

    Here is a simple short video on how to:


    Did anyone had trouble updating to iOS 5.1?
  2. macrumors 68030


    I think many people about this. It was a key feature with the introduction on iOS 5.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Many people know about this and many people do not. Not a bad reminder I guess for those who do not know or may have forgotten.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Instead of going into settings then software update. I'd like to receive push notifications for new updates.

    Yes this has been mentioned time and time again.
  5. macrumors 6502

    If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device should inform you of a new software update. It might take some time.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Too much time.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Are you always in desperate need of a software update?
  8. macrumors 68020


    When it fixes annoying things like not being able to delete pictures from photo stream yes.
  9. macrumors regular

    It also improved battery life!
  10. macrumors regular

    Yeah it fixed my battery life all to hell.
  11. macrumors 65816

    I got the message that that an update was available on my iPhone. I presume Apple waited for the load on the servers to die down before notifying those who hadn't done it.
  12. macrumors 68020


    I'm all about trying to slam there servers
  13. macrumors 6502

    Yup. When it first came out, you couldn't even download it OTA for at least the first few hours. I managed to update my non-developer iPad, but only about 18 hours after iOS 5.1 was out.
  14. macrumors 65816


    I know youre trying to be helpful and like basesloaded said, its introduced as a new feature in iOS5

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