If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that isn't running the most current version of iOS, it's a good idea to update. Not only do new versions of iOS bring lots of new features, but typically bring bug fixes and security enhancements, which you'll want in order to make sure your data is as secure as possible. If you aren't sure how to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, follow along and we'll walk you through how to perform an OTA (over-the-air) software update in just a few steps!
Last Thursday Apple released iOS 7.0.2, which corrected a glaring security issue: users could bypass the lock screen passcode. Unfortunately, some folks have run into trouble with the upgrade. Under certain circumstances, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches have been left unable to work. If your machine isn't working right after the 7.0.2 upgrade, please follow these steps to restore it to operating condition:
Apple has just released iOS 7.0.2 as an over-the-air software update. This should fix any Lock screen bypasses in which users can bypass your passcode and gain access to your device. The update is available for all iOS 7 enabled devices.
It's much faster and easier to install iOS 7 via the over-the-air Software Update system. However, if you're a traditionalist, or if you're worried about data corruption from old backups and want a clean, fresh start, iTunes is still an option. Here's how:
Apple has released a small update to iTunes, bumping it to version 11.0.4, and includes a fix for an issue that caused iTunes to quit if the user switched between wired and wireless syncing. The release notes say:
Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1.2 where shortly after, planetbeing confirmed evasi0n works on iOS 6.1.2 but we would need to wait for it to be updated. The evad3rs have officially updated evasi0n for Mac, Windows, and Linux to officially support the iOS 6.1.2 firmware.
Curious how to update to iOS 5.0.1 -- or any future iOS update -- over-the-air (OTA) directly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Yes, Apple finally pulled the big switch in the cloud and you can go from one software version to the next, OTA and in-place faster than any iTunes restore past. We'll show you how, after the break!
It looks as though Apple has decided to take all future software updates wireless and Apple will now stream all iOS updates over the air (OTA). This could be a great thing for folks who don't want to depend on a computer to have to update their devices and even better if iCloud ends up bringing iTunes to you wirelessly.
Apple is "cutting the cord," according to Forstall. New menus and a new Welcome screen will also be implemented into iOS 5 as well.
Are you excited about Apple cutting the cord on software updates or a little wary? How do you think this will effect the future of jailbreak?