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Apple posts iOS 5.0.1 to fix battery life issues

updated 01:20 pm EST, Thu November 10, 2011

iOS 5.0.1 reaches public

Apple as promised has posted the finished version of iOS 5.0.1. The release is intended primarily to fix battery problems reported by some device owners, more frequently iPhone 4S users. Also new is support for four-finger multitasking gestures on the original iPad.

Other fixes include handling of Documents in the Cloud and the voice dictation system's ability to recognize Australian accents.

The update is currently available for most if not all users only through an iTunes sync. Users checking over-the-air haven't yet seen the update become available.

by MacNN Staff





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  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Does anyone know if it updates the baseband? Unlockers need to know.

  1. ferdchet

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Can anyone tell me what "four-finger multitasking gestures are"? ;-) Multi-touch, maybe...

  1. pcnerd37

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Podcast Playback Fix?

    Does anybody know if this update fixes the 1/2 speed playback bug with podcasts on the iPad?

  1. Longwalker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    four-finger multitasking gestures

    They were only available initially for iPad 2 or, for iPad 1 owners, through a hack.

  1. odowd80

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Over the Air Update Available

    I just started the OTA update (Verizon iPhone 4). It downloaded in about 4 minutes over wi-fi. Once its downloaded you have to back into settings to install it. Installation took about 5 minutes and involved 2 (automatic) reboots with progress bars. Phone appears to be working normally now.

  1. slapppy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Good job Apple.

  1. TimRand

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sprint Changes

    Noticed that my Sprint speeds seem to be faster by about 2x. Still not blindingly speedy, but improving.

  1. DaJoNel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Update is available wirelessly

    I just downloaded it.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: What?!

    Can anyone tell me what "four-finger multitasking gestures are"? ;-) Multi-touch, maybe...

    They're just a bunch of useless gestures to add to the reportoire so people can think it's even cooler. "Hey, look, if I stick four fingers on here and swipe this way, this happens!". Wow. Most people don't even know they're there, and the others probably forget.

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