How do I update to iOS 5.1?

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  1. Nur2652

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    How do I update my software to 5.1 without the update option. I hit general then about and that's where it ends. My friends 4.0 is running on 4.3.5 wow. Thanks.
     
  2. Tattooed Alex

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    The software update option should come up when you sync with iTunes on your pc.
     
  3. Nur2652

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    At work don't have iTunes here, I'd there any other way to get it? Thanks.
     
  4. MoneyMaker79

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    Have you tried to update it by going to Settings - General - Software Update? This will work as long as your not jailbroken.
     
  5. Nur2652

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    My phone has what you said but the one I'm trying to update doesn't give me that option. I hit settings, general but software update doesn't come up. I don't know.
     
  6. Kadelic

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    The over-the-air software update option is only available for iOS 5.0 or higher. For anything before you'll have to use iTunes.
     
  7. applejailescape

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    Try and get someone with iTunes on their computer and borrow that , will save confusion .


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  8. Girdler

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    The only way that you'll be able to update your phone is through iTunes. Once you updated to 5.0+, you will then be able to use the OTA updating. Until then, iTunes all the way. (y)
     

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