How to update to iOS 6.0.1 over the air (OTA)

Good news people, Apple has released an update to the iOS 6.0 version, the 6.0.1, a bug fix revision for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In the first day of its release over 8% of iPhone users   updated to this newer version. As always when a new iOS version releases, a pop-up window will appear to alert you  about the new update but if you missed it, didn’t receive it or simply don’t want to wait for it you can start the update manually at any time. Also Apple released an Update for iPhone 5 which will download and run before the IOS 6.0.1 update. The update promises to fix a bunch of bug fixes and the only one worth it to be mentioned here is a fix for the iPhone 5 which prevented it from installing software updates wirelessly over the air. A bug which i personally encountered when the update released.

Apart from bug fixes the 6.0.1 version released by Apple has nothing new, i know that some of you may be disappointed but for the moment this is all Apple gave us.

Here’s the change log for the 6.0.1 version

“This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: – Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air – Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard – Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off – Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks – Resolves an issue that prevents the iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances – Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match – Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen – Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings”

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website
There are two ways of updating, over-the-air (OTA) and by connecting your device to iTunes the old-fashioned way, slowly but better in my opinion, but today we are going to talk only about the over-the-air way.

iPhone 5 users only

As i said before the iPhone 5 users will have to install the iPhone 5 updater which fixes the bug that prevented users from being able to update over-the-air. Those who don’ t own an iPhone 5 can skip this section and continue on to the next one.

Step 1.  Go to Settings  on you iPhone 5.

Step 2. Tap on General  and the Software Update.

Step 3. You will be prompted to install iPhone 5 Updater. Here tap on  Learn More.

Step 4. Now tap on Download and Install.

Step 5. A window will pop-up asking you to confirm the install. Now you just have to tap Install.

Step 6. After the installation completed you can go to the next section. Easy right?

Manually update to IOS 6.0.1

Step 1. Launch the Settings app

Step 2. Tap  General.

Step 3. Tap  Software Update.

Step 4. Tap Download and Install.

Step 5. A pop-up window will appear in which you are requested to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Step 6. A progress bar will appear, depending on your connection quality and speed this may or may not take longer than normal, don’t worry if it slows down, blocks, speeds up or down just be patient  and don’t power off your device or close your wi-fi connection.

Step 7. Once it’s finished downloading , you will be prompted to install and restart the device. You can also update the device later if you hit the later button.

Step 8. Apple will verify the install, then your device will turn off, the screen will be black with a progress bar and the apple logo.

Once it’s finished your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch reboots and you should be running IOS 6.0.1 . Well done!