All content is supposed to be available in the i Tunes library with which the i Pod syncs, so i Tunes will happily erase it, leaving to you the "burden" to restore stuff after the update.In my case I solved the problem using Sharepod to get content off the i Pod before updating.The thing is configured for manual sync, current music and apps are on a different PC. Its been my experience (but its not scientific so i'm not posting as an answer) that doing maintenance ops on an i Pod on a machine other than the one it was originally synced from will blow it away and all content will be lost.To stop people coming in trying to solve a question that seems to be "unanswered" you should post your resolution as an answer and accept it.Basically that means you will need at least 3GB of space available on your i Pad, i Phone, or i Pod touch before it will install.You’ll know this is an issue because the OTA update will tell you This is by far the most frequently encountered error for users attempting to install the i OS 7 update on their devices right now, and the easiest solutions to clear up a lot of storage space quickly are the following: You can also install the update through i Tunes, though you will need to get i Tunes 11.1 first so that you can sync the device afterwards.
I have an i Pod touch (not mine) connected to my PC (authorized and linked to the same account of the i Pod's owner). Right clicking on the i Pod and selecting "Backup" runs too fast, I don't think it copied the whole 3Gb over.
I am going to update my i Pod to the newest software and was wondering if this will delete the files?
Most of my songs are from my old computer which I now longer have, so I no longer have the songs in i Tunes.
If I try to back up my files will it only do the ones from my current i Tunes and delete the rest? Upgrading i OS should leave the files that are on the device in the exact same condition as it was before.
That said, however, it is always important to do a backup of all the data on the device before upgrading.