After releasing a few betas to developers in quick succession, Apple today finally released iOS 5.0.1 to the public. While a seemingly minuscule would typically fly under the radar, this iOS update is particularly important in that it seeks to address widely reported battery problems that have affected a decent number of iPhone 4S users.
In the weeks following the iPhone 4S release, a number of new iPhone users were noticing that battery life on their devices wasn’t measuring up to Apple’s projections. Even worse, some found that their battery life was decreasing heavily even when their device was in standby mode. While toggling various location-based settings alleviated the problem for some users, it still persisted for most.
To that end, Apple last week acknowledged the issue in an official statement.
A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.
Thankfully, that software update is now available.
In addition to addressing the aforementioned battery-related bugs, the update also offers the following tweaks.
– Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
– Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
– Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
The update is available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, both iPad models, and the third and fourth generation iPod Touch models. Further, the update is available over the air and checks in at a reasonable 46MB.
If the over the air update isn’t available to you yet, below are direct download links.