This morning iOS 5.0.1 has gone live to the public and according to the release notes, among other things, will fix battery issues from iOS 5 and will improve voice recognition for dictation with an Australian accent. No doubt it will also seem a lot snappier, smoother and faster then any previously release of iOS as well… but don’t all new updates?? See below for full details of the update.
The update is available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation). To get the update on iOS 5 you can install it as a Delta Update OTA (Settings > General > Software Update), meaning as long as your iPhone is plugged into power you can download and install it directly to your iPhone. At only 44.6MB it only takes 5 or 10 mins from start to finish. You can of course also plug into iTunes and do it the old way (via the update button).
We recommend as with any update ensuring you have backed up your device first.. oh yeah you can do that wirelessly too now.
- Fixes bugs affecting battery life
- Adds Mulittasking Gestures for original iPad
- Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
- Impoves voice recognition for Australian users using Dictation
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
As you can see above, in addition to battery and voice recognition fixes, iOS 5.0.1 also enables multitasking gestures on the original iPad (go to Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures), fixes the Smart Cover security flaw and resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud.
Let us know how you get on in the comments below.