It is important to keep your device up-to-date with the latest software. Updates can bring new features, bug fixes and even a redesign of the interface. This article will walk you through updating your iPod Touch 6 from iOS 12 to iOS 13.
Before You Begin
Check your iPod’s compatibility
You need to first check that your iPod Touch is compatible with iOS 13 (the latest version). Unfortunately, iPod Touch 6 will not be compatible with iOS 13 as I know it. The cut-off date is September 2021. Only the 7th-generation iPod Touch released in May 2019 can run iOS 13. If future updates made it possible then you can follow the steps below.
Back Up Your Device
Backup your data before updating any device. This will protect your data in the event that something goes wrong with the update.
- iCloud Back-up: Connect the iPod to Wi Fi, then go to Settings > [your name] > “iCloud”. Tap on iCloud Backup and then Back Up Now’.
- iTunes Back-Up: Connect the iPod to your computer, launch iTunes, choose your device in the list and click ‘Back up Now’.
Update Your iPod Touch 6 to iOS 13.
Over The Air Update
It’s the easiest way to upgrade your device.
- Connect your iPod Touch via Wi-Fi.
- Click on ‘Settings > General > Software Update’.
- Tap ‘Download and install’ if an update is available. If there is not enough space, you may be asked to delete some applications.
- Tap ‘Installation’ after the download or choose ‘Later.’ Install the software at a time that you are not using your iPod.
Update via iTunes
You can still update your device if you do not have Wi-Fi.
- Connect your iPod with your computer.
- Select your iPod in iTunes.
- Click on ‘Check for updates’.
- Click ‘Download Update’ if an update is available.
Troubleshooting potential problems
We may still encounter issues when updating our device, despite our best efforts. Here are a few quick fixes.
You may need to delete content if your iPod Touch is running out of storage space. To manage your iPhone storage, go to ‘Settings > General > iPhone Storage’.
Update or Verification Failed
It’s possible that network problems are to blame if the update hasn’t been verified. Reset your network settings, or switch to another Wi-Fi.
If you cannot update your iPod, connect it to your computer via iTunes.
Update your iPod Touch with the latest iOS version to get the most from your device. This guide is a good general reference to update your iPod Touch, even though iOS 13 might not be compatible until 2021. Remember to backup your data before updating, and use the above troubleshooting methods if you encounter any issues.