Apple has just uncovered the public version of iOS 5.0.1, the first update to its iOS 5 with some important bug fixes and security enhancements. The new iOS 5 update mainly contains the fix for iOS 5 devices’ battery draining issue. The update also repairs the glitch with the Documents in cloud. Some more bug fixes are there on the new iOS 5 update. The software is for download for all iOS 5 users now. Read on to know more about iOS 5.0.1 update.
Pricing and availability
iOS 5.0.1 is available for all iOS 5 users for free of cost. You can download the iOS 5 update from iTunes or update by visiting its Settings page of your device.
The iOS 5.0 update comes with four major bug fixes. They are elaborated below.
Battery draining bug: Several iOS 5 users – both iPhone and iPad users – complained that battery of their devices drained out rapidly as they installed iOS 5. There are reports that even iOS 5 developers had notified Apple with the same complaint. But Apple admitted the bug only days before the arrival of iOS 5.0.1 update. However, Apple then offered to solve the issue with a software update, which has now realized.
Multitouch Gestures on iPad original: Multitouch Gestures is one of valuable features of iOS 5 on iPad 2. Disappointingly, the feature was not on iPad original that supports iOS 5. Of course, iPad original users wanted Apple to introduce Multitouch Gestures on the device too. With the new iOS 5 update, Apple has now brought the feature on iPad original also.
Glitch with Documents on cloud: One another noted bug of iOS 5 was the one with syncing of Documents to iCloud, Apple’s groundbreaking cloud storage service. The problem is now properly met with the iOS 5.0.1 update.
iPhone 4S now understands Aussie English well: There is a special bug fix for the iPhone 4S users down under on iOS 5.0.1. Apple iPhone 4S’ much-touted Siri voice application could not well recognize the English pronunciation of Australians. The new update solves the difficulty.
What’s not so great?
With the new update, Apple has fixed all problems iOS 5 was facing. However, the company as usual has failed to prevent jailbreakers from the new update. Soon after the launch of iOS 5.0.1, hackers like iPhone Dev Team announced their jailbreak tool for the software.
Things to watch out for
Apple used to roll out new updates for its software versions if there are any issues with the software. Quite often, Apple finds success in repairing bugs and security failures with such updates. We now have iOS 5.0.1 to fix a number of bugs and security fixes its original software had. The new update brings many more features to an iDevice user, especially for one, who has been struggling with any of the above mentioned bugs.
Apple launched iOS 5 on its brand new iPhone 4S in the second week of October. The software has been available for most of iOS devices including iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad original and iPad 2. It is natural that some devices will face some problems with the new updates. For all issues, Apple has now brought out a new update called iOS 5.0.1, which repaired all bugs at once.
You can get iOS 5.0.1 from iTunes or over the air update. In the first option, you have to download the 790MB setup file into your PC. And for installing, you have to hook up the device with the computer. In the second option, you just have to go to the Settings page of your device. The setup file here weighs just at 44.6MB. The process will take place in a few minutes with no efforts.
Word around the web
Wired.com says of the new iOS 5.0.1 update,
The small software update addresses battery bugs, problems with Documents in the Cloud, and multitasking gestures for the first-generation iPad improves voice recognition for Aussie iDevice users.