At the moment the latest version of iOS on iPhone and iPod is 5.1. In this post I am going to tell you  how to update your  iPhone or iPod to the latest version. It’s simpler for the devices on which are already running on iOS 5.

How to update iPhone or iPod to iOS 5.1.1 from iOS 5.x.x

The iOS 5 allows you to update your iPhone/iPod without the need of connecting it to iTunes on your computer. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection on your iDevice which is already running on older versions of iOS 5.
Follow these simple steps to update your iDevice.
  1. Turn on the Wi-Fi of your iDevice and connect it to a network.
  2. Now open settings on your Home Screen
  3. Go to general
  4. Open software update

If there is any update available for your iDevice it will give you a notification. You can download the update software on your device and then it will automatically start to update your device.
Remember to create a backup of your device before you start updating your device.

To create backup of your device follow these simple steps:
  • Open iTunes. Connect your iDevice to your computer.
  • iTunes will show the device connected.
  • Click on the device and it will show you the option to create backup
  • Alternatively you can create backup of your device by right clicking the device name and clicking on create backup.
  • It will take around 5 minutes or more to create the backup
If you are an iOS 5 user you can create backup on iCloud also, which allows you to create an on the net backup of your device. You can store upto 5GB data for free and can buy more disk space. To create a backup you should have an Apple account . Follow these steps to create a backup on an iOS 5 iDevice.
  • Open settings on your homescreen.
  • Go to iCloud.
  • Enter your Apple ID and Password
  • It will verify your account, agree to the terms for iCloud.

  • Select the content you want to backup.
  • Click on create backup.
  • The backup automatically takes place when your iDevice is connected to Wi-Fi and is put on charging.

How to update iPhone or iPod to iOS 5 from iOS 4.x.x

For iOS 4 users, iTunes is required to update the device. Its is very simple to update your iPhone 5. Just follow these steps.
  • Open iTunes. Connect your iDevice to your computer.
  • iTunes will show the device connected.
  • Click on the device and it will show you the option to update.
  • Alternately you can right click the device name shown on your computer and click on check for updates.
  • iTunes will ask you permission to update your device and download the software.

  • After the software is downloaded it will automatically update your device.
  • If you have any problems downloading the firmware you click on the following links to download the required firmware.
For already jailbroken iOS devices the method to update the idevice is same, but you will loose the jailbreak once you update your device.

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