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iPod touch Found an old iPod Touch - How To Update?

ghsNick

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I found an old iPod touch (4th Gen) that I lost years ago and it’s a blast from the past. It’s currently running iOS 6.1.3 and I just downloaded 6.1.6

I went to install it and it won’t do anything.

Wondering what I can potentially do with this iPod Touch or how I can update it to the last version of software it supports so my daughter can use it for music.

iMessage is syncing up with my phone just fine when I send a message, FaceTime calls start to go through and then stop during the connecting phase.

Any advice would be appreciated!
 

Webster's Mac

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I found an old iPod touch (4th Gen) that I lost years ago and it’s a blast from the past. It’s currently running iOS 6.1.3 and I just downloaded 6.1.6

I went to install it and it won’t do anything.

Wondering what I can potentially do with this iPod Touch or how I can update it to the last version of software it supports so my daughter can use it for music.

iMessage is syncing up with my phone just fine when I send a message, FaceTime calls start to go through and then stop during the connecting phase.

Any advice would be appreciated!
6.1.6 is the highest version it runs which is pretty outdated now. Should be fine for a music player though.
 
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Jack Neill

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I found an old iPod touch (4th Gen) that I lost years ago and it’s a blast from the past. It’s currently running iOS 6.1.3 and I just downloaded 6.1.6

I went to install it and it won’t do anything.

Wondering what I can potentially do with this iPod Touch or how I can update it to the last version of software it supports so my daughter can use it for music.

iMessage is syncing up with my phone just fine when I send a message, FaceTime calls start to go through and then stop during the connecting phase.

Any advice would be appreciated!

I would restore it in iTunes or Finder.
 
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carcarano

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I would sync it to iTunes and click " update". If it goes correctly, you should see a dialogue box asking for you to agree to the privacy policy of Apple. If you agree, it should say on the bar at the top of the screen " Extracting Software..." If you see a message that says " Unknown Error Occurred", you should contact Apple. You could also try to restore it to factory defaults, but then it would erase all of your data, and you would have to sync the music back again. Hope this helps! And please reply with your thoughts.
 
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