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While we can't help much with the activation errors that some of you have had (potentially due to overloaded communications between Apple), we There are two ways that the software on an i Pod, i Phone or i Pad can be updated.
The truth is that as long as you back up your device first, a restore isn't very much different from an update, other than the fact that it will take considerably longer to complete.
This is because rather than just attempting to update only the changed parts of the i OS software (as an update would do), i Tunes completely erases the device, installing a 'clean' operating system, and then it restores your various settings and syncs your apps and music back to your i Pod or i Phone.
If you see an error message while trying to update your device wirelessly, learn what to do.
If you need more space for a wireless update, you can update using i Tunes or delete content manually from your device.