Should I upgrade my iPod touch 4th gen to iOS 5

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Outrun1986, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    I have an ipod touch 4th gen on iOS 4.2. Apps crash constantly and the battery already goes down very fast. This device is not under warranty and is absoultely critical to my life so if something goes wrong or the update makes it worse than it already is I will be extremely angry. I am sure I use the device to its fullest capability already. With that being said should I update or not?
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I found that the various 4.x releases were not very good to my 4G 64GB iPod Touch. Battery life in particular was troublesome.

    5.1.1 however is excellent from my vantage point.
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I'd install iOS 5. There are a lot of nice improvements.
  4. Outrun1986 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    Well I would update but apparently I can't download the latest itunes since iTunes does not want to download the update. Been reading up on this issue and the 10.6.3 update pretty much works for no one, so I will be waiting till the next iTunes version or until apple sorts this out. I don't want to cause problems with what works, so I will be waiting.
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    The update is good, but do a clean wipe, not an upgrade. Lots of performance problems on the touches with upgrades and iCloud backup restores. I was considering returning mine because the lag was SO bad (did a restore from iCloud as soon as I opened it - shipped with OS 5.1.1). After a clean restore, it's (almost) as fast as an iPhone.
  6. PipoSnake macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    did you perform a clean restore via iCloud or with your computer?
  7. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    Clean wipe just using the Reset All functionality on the device, then synced my stuff from my computer.
  8. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I wouldn't, the effects of ios 5 on RAM is very noticeable, prepare for much more crashing than you have currently. 4.3.3 is by far the absolute most stable version.

    However, if you really need a specific feature of ios 5, no sense in waiting.

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