Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 to Address Battery Life Issues [Updated]

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Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 to the public, bringing fixes for battery life issues introduced with iOS 5. The release also brings several other enhancements including multitasking gestures for the original iPad.

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

- Fixes bugs affecting battery life
- Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
- Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
- Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

The build number on the public release is 9A405, an increment of one build over the beta 2 build seeded to developers last Friday.

iOS 5.0.1 is available for iPhone (4S, 4, and 3GS), iPod touch (third- and fourth-generation), and all iPad models. The update is available for download via iTunes, but is not yet showing up as an over-the-air update for direct download to iOS devices.

Update: Several European users are now reporting that iOS 5.0.1 is available as a 44.6 MB over-the-air update on their devices, but it still does not appear to be showing up on devices in the United States.

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Screenshot of over-the-air update

Update 2: Direct links for downloads:

- iPhone: 4S, 4 GSM, 4 CDMA, 3GS
- iPad: 2 Wi-Fi, 2 GSM, 2 CDMA, Original
- iPod touch: 4th Generation, 3rd Generation

Update 3: The over-the-air update of iOS 5.0.1 now appears to be making its way to the United States, but it may still take some time to roll out to all users. Users are reporting over-the-air download sizes of 40-55 MB depending on device.

Update 4: CNET notes that iOS 5.0.1 addresses the security vulnerability disclosed by prominent security researcher Charlie Miller earlier this week. Miller demonstrated the vulnerability by slipping an app into Apple's App Store, a move which resulted in Apple banning him from the iOS developer program.

Related Roundups: iPod touch, iPad

Top Rated Comments

nemaslov Avatar
120 months ago
FINALLY. It finally recognizes when I say: "The dingo took me baby."
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Small White Car Avatar
120 months ago

Any download links?


Yup, just push here!




:p
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xFenixKnightx Avatar
120 months ago
So if my battery was fine will it get even better? ;):apple:
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sinsin07 Avatar
120 months ago

I got the Over The Air update

Forked River, NJ USA
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The pic is a bit small, can you make it any larger?
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Renzatic Avatar
120 months ago
Grabbing it now.

One thing that kinda struck me as funny was...

- Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation -

"Oi! After having a bingle in the ole ute, me and my mate were gonna have to take a runsie if we wanted to go to the bottlo this arvo. Then I realized I'm too much of a bludger, and walking down that way is bloody hard yakka".

...and then I laughed. Then I realized I live in the deep south, and shoudn't be making fun of the way anybody talks, considering I sound like I'm roughly 5 minutes away from sipping corn out of a mason jar at any given moment. Kinda of a pot-kettle situation.

But hell, I'm a hypocrite. It's funny.

Anyway. It updated fine.
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AlphaVictor87 Avatar
120 months ago

Why is my OTA iOS 5.0.1 larger at 55.5 MB for my white iPhone 4s??


Mine was 55.5MB too

also.....

Everyone, STOP saying the color of your iphone for an iOS update!!!

Color doesn't mean anything for a software update.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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