Updating ipod without losing proir
In this tutorial, we will begin with a background on how music is stored on the i Pod in the first place, and then look at the options available for copying music and other media files from the i Pod back to your computer, both on an individual basis and en masse for a complete disaster-recovery scenario.
It should be noted that the information in this article applies to all past and current models of i Pod, including the i Pod nano, i Pod mini, the i Pod shuffle, and now even the i Pod touch and i Phone.
Open the "File" menu, click "Library" and then click "Organize Library." Check the "Consolidate files" box (if it isn't already checked).
Check the "Upgrade to i Tunes Media organization" box if you want i Tunes to reorganize your media files and then click "OK." If you are prompted with a progress bar dialog, wait for it to complete. Re-open the Preferences dialog box and open the Advanced tab again.
For a smooth update to i OS 8, it is essential to do some advance preparation, like check the compatibility of your device; Free up space on your device for i OS 8 requires at least 5.8 GB of storage; Back up your device data etc.
How to Restore Your Device After i OS 8 Update How to Recover Lost Data After i OS 8 Update How to Transfer Data After i OS 8 Update How to Speed Up i Phone/i Pad After i OS 8 Update Extend the Battery Standby Time of i Phone/i Pad/i Pod touch It is not uncommon that when you update to i OS 8, all your device data and other settings may get wiped.
However, there is no guarantee that future generations of i Pod will continue to support these methods.
An i Tunes reinstallation usually will not remove or change your music library, but if you can still open i Tunes, back up your library prior to beginning the reinstallation. Open the "Edit" menu in i Tunes and click "Preferences." Open the "Advanced" tab, check the "Copy files to i Tunes Media folder when adding to library" box (if it isn't checked already) and then click "OK." 2.
Here are methods to restore your i Phone/i Pad/i Pod touch after i OS 8 update. Connect your device to the computer, and launch i Tunes. Click on Devices tab, and choose "Restore from Backup". Choose the backup that you want to restore from, and click "Restore". Go to Settings Tap "Erase all content and settings". In the Setup Assistant, proceed to "Set up your device", tap Restore from a Backup, then sign in to i Cloud. Proceed to "Choose backup", then choose the recent backup from a list of available backups in i Cloud.
Instead of the whole restore form i Tunes or i Cloud, you can also selectively export backup from i Tunes & i Cloud to your PC.
We will cover both methods of obtaining i OS software without using i Tunes to download it, we’ll start with the easiest method of using the device itself to get the i OS update. Thanks to OTA (standing for Over The Air) updates, you can also download updates to i OS directly on an i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch without even using i Tunes.
There is a caveat here though, and that is the device must be running system software later than version i OS 5.0, so older hardware may be left out.
One of the likely reasons for Apple to have taken such a restrictive approach to this is to combat piracy and thereby maintain good relations with the music labels that are currently selling their content via Apple’s i Tunes Store.