How to Update an iPod Touch With a PC

by KR Knowlin

It is essential to keep your iPod Touch up-to-date for proper functioning. Updates provide the device with the latest software upgrades and bug fixes. Use Apple's iTunes application to update the iPod Touch through a PC. The iTunes software must also be up-to-date to ensure that the iPod is upgraded correctly. Updating both programs is a straightforward task and will help you get the most out of your Apple products.

Update iTunes

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

Click the "OK" button if the "This Version of iTunes is the Current Version" dialog box appears on your screen.

Click "Download" in the "Update" dialog box if it appears on your screen. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the iTunes update.

Update iPod Touch

Connect the iPod Touch to your PC using the iPod's docking cable.

Wait as iTunes detects the iPod Touch. A "download and install" dialog box will appear if an update is available for the device.

Follow the on-screen prompts provided by the setup wizard to apply the update to the iPod Touch. The update is complete when "OK to Disconnect" appears in the display at the top of the iTunes application window.

About the Author

KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.