How to Update iPod Nano 6th Generation to Firmware 1.2

At Let’s Talk Event on October 4th Apple had announced an upgrade to iPod Nano 6th Generation with prices slashing form $149 to $129 for 8 GB & $179 to $149 for 16GB iPod nano which will now come with built in pedometer, no need external sensors or devices, bigger icons for easier navigation and 16 new clock faces for those who want to use it as watch.

Now those who had purchased iPod Nano 6th generation last year itself would be wondering can they get these features?? Well the answer is yes. Apple has also issued an updated firmware for iPod Nano 6th generation and by updating your iPod Nano to this firmware you can enjoy all these features on your nano.

We have prepared a video guide as well as complete step by step guide on how to update iPod Nano 6th generation to firmware version 1.2.

Please note : From settings app, go to about and under version you can see the firmware version number. It should be 1.1 before updating to new firmware.

How to Update iPod Nano 6th Generation to Firmware 1.2

1. Connect iPod Nano to PC or Mac.

2. Start iTunes and let it recognize iPod Nano.

3. Now under Devices list select your iPod Nano from left part of the screen under Version click on Check for Update (make sure you are connected to the internet).

4. iTunes will display a message about new update available with change log, click on next and agree the iPod Software license agreement.

5. Now iTunes will start downloading iPod Software Version 1.2. Once it completes the download process and will initial the iPod Nona software update process.

6. Once iTunes completes updating firmware, your iPod Nano will reboot. That’s it.

Now enjoy iPod Nano 6th Generation with cool new features.

How to Update iPod Nano 6th Generation to Firmware 1.2 Video Tutorial

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Reader Comments

It sounds easy when everything is according to what its supposed to be. In my case, itunes just couldn’t finish downloading the 1.2 software and said that my network was timed out. My internet connection is perfectly fine and i can download HD movie in a blink of eye. Actually, this was not an entirely new thing for me, i had the same problem when i was trying to update my iphone firmware previously. But fortunately i found how to install that firmware manually by downloading from iclarified. Sadly, there is no firmware for ipod over there. So please help me if you know. thanks!

Written By magzeax
on October 11th, 2011

my ipod couldn’t download because the message will appear that the network timed out…
hows that?

Written By ryan
on February 12th, 2012