iOS 5.0.1 now available, fixes battery life issues
Apple has released the first minor update to iOS 5. iOS 5.0.1 has one main feature: it supposedly fixes the battery life issues many iPhone 4S users have been complaining about on the Internet. That despite the fact that Consumer Reports tested the iPhone 4S and concluded that its battery life was no worse than its predecessor’s. Still, Apple said it managed to find the culprit and fixed the bug(s) in this release.
Aside from that, the new software version comes with improved voice recognition for Australian users. It also restores multitasking gestures to the original iPad, a feature which was strangely removed in iOS 5. Finally, some bugs relating to Documents in the Cloud have also been squashed.
This is Apple’s first over-the-air update for its iDevices, since iOS 5 introduced that capability. As such, your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad should notify you that the update is available. If it hasn’t done so yet, you can go to Settings > General > Software update and coerce it into manually checking. It should find it then download and install it, though be advised that the procedure may take a while.