iPod touch: Which iOS 5 software features does my iPod touch support?

iOS 5 offers new features for iPod touch (3rd generation or later). Features and capabilities vary between iPod touch models, with some features available only on newer models.

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Use this table to determine which features of iOS 5 are available for your iPod touch model:

Notification Center
Wireless setup
Wi-Fi sync
Photo editing  
* FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection. FaceTime may not be available in all countries or regions.


For a list of additional features and capabilities available for iPod touch models, see the iOS 5 Software Update page.

Learn which iOS 5 features your iPhone supports.


  • iOS 4.2 is the latest version of iOS for iPod touch (2nd generation).
  • iOS 3.1.3 is the latest version of iOS for iPod touch (1st generation). If you are using an iPod touch (1st generation) with iOS 2.x or earlier, you can purchase iOS 3 from the iTunes Store. See this article for more information.
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