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iOS 5.1.1 is out, takes care of bugs

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iOS 5.1.1 is out, takes care of bugs
Apple released iOS 5.1.1 today - a minor update that addresses a number of bugs in the platform and brings several improvements to its features. To start, network switching bugs with the new iPad have been squashed, as well as a bug that interfered with AirPlay video playback under certain conditions. Also, a glitch affecting HDR photos when using the lock screen shortcut has been fixed. Further changes mentioned in the log include the removal of a bug that prevents Safari from syncing bookmarks, and a glitch that might occur when purchasing software from the App Store.

And this is pretty much all that iOS 5.1.1 will bring to your iPhone or iPad. Nothing groundbreaking, we know, but having the latest software installed on your smartphone or tablet is always a good thing. The iOS 5.1.1 is a bit over 50 megabytes in size, so it should not take too long to download and install.


iOS 5.1.1 is out, takes care of bugs


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posted on 07 May 2012, 14:34 12

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


good for taco lol

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:34 8

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I enjoy my on time updates. Thanks :)

posted on 07 May 2012, 21:46 2

65. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Taco has a point. Galaxy Nexus on Verizon still on the same damn version since its launch day back in Nov. So many bugs and no updates to fix them.

posted on 08 May 2012, 02:00 2

72. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Rory : that's why it's always great to buy unlocked . But many American still stick with carriers
Taco50 : sad that no unthethered jailbreak for ios 5.1 yet :(

posted on 08 May 2012, 07:00 1

75. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Didnt it get the 4.0.4 update like 2 weeks ago? Its gotten multiple updates since launch. U should look into why your not getting them.

posted on 08 May 2012, 07:07

79. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or get a phone that's actually supported.

posted on 08 May 2012, 10:20

81. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's not on 4.0.4

Someone found a floor model at the verizonstore running the later version and extracted it out of the phone then posted on xda

posted on 08 May 2012, 11:48

84. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oh really? my faux pas. So it was just the international GSM version thats on 4.04? hmm. stupid VZW and their update process!!!

posted on 08 May 2012, 13:03

88. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yea i am really annoyed by this. I got the GN because I thought GN ICS would get quick updates but of course history repeats itself once again.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:42 10

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Google take note, this is how you fix software issues and bugs. Same goes for a few OEMs as well.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:46 3

4. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I like your avatar.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:30 1

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Thanks, I think.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:59 8

5. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ummm, cool pic...but, dude, since I have purchased my DRoid RAZR at the end of November, I have received 4 or 5 updates. Of course, the last 2 I ignored and went directly to ICS 4.0.3/4, a very bug free phone, I may add.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:07 3

8. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I previously had the Droid RAZR and they fixed their bugs quite fast 4 updates in less than a year that is quite impressive and ICS is the official one from Motorola and It is very bug free

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:21 3

13. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


ICS is really good :) same with my Arc S just upgraded to ICS and very stable and bug free..

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:26 6

16. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I have a Razr Maxx, and I have found the updates to be just about useless. I have the same problems b4 and after, and notice nothing changed.

You do have to agree it is taking far too long for Google, the carriers, and the manufactuers to get out those updates. I think it is a combination of all three that makes it take so long.

If it was just up to Google, or just the manufacturer, or just the carrier, updates might be faster, but when these all come together, it takes soooo long!

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:35 5

20. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats incorrect. When there is an update, google releases it to the world wide web immediately. That is their end of the deal. The rest is up to the manufacturer to make and the carrier to test and release.

People that get upset need to realize that apple is the anomole. Every other OS needs to get carrier approval before updates are shipped out. The one thing I do applaud Apple for, is that with all their strong arming for pricing, they also strong armed in direct updates. No one else has been able to do that. There are services like Samsung's Kies that give direct updates, but it still takes em a hot minute to get it on there... and they are not well publicized when they do give direct updates so many people dont know about it..

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:07 2

30. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Well why doesn't Google help out more? "That is their end of the deal" They should provide more than just that, for they are the ones that make the OS, they shouldn't leave "the rest - up to the manufacturer..."

I just don't think that is right.

On top of that, all these carriers like to delay the updates for extended periods of time.

NO ME GUSTA!

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:22

49. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


then it wouldnt be open source. you take the good with the bad.
That or get a nexus and u have no worries.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:24 3

51. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


we all know how Samsung operates... they promise updates but never give a time frame..

posted on 07 May 2012, 21:52 1

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Exactly. Motorola's just as bad - they won't even update their devices.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:16 3

11. Maximuscougar (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 May 2012)


ya WHEN Google actually needs too. "google" android vs iOS crash and bug issues comparison.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:23 2

15. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, ICS is on version 4.04 and hasnt been out as long. Its not google that slows the updates its the carriers and manufacturers. OI..

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:31 2

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I must have struck a lot of nerves and brought a lot of tears with that comment.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:36 8

22. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


or you were just wrong.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:42 2

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And you're not right.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:44 4

26. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, im left handed. were better. :)

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:37 2

57. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Lefty here too, I'm updating my 4th Gen iTouch as I type this. Maybe my games won't crash so much now... My RAZR BTW has been perfect.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:45 4

27. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


My money is on him just bing wrong. My Razr had no bugs to fix and I still got the updates. Motorola needs to clone the Razr because this phone is a real bad a$$!

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:18 3

33. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I agree - different form would be nice, just to change it up....but it is great as is.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:26 3

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


if there were no bugs what were the updates for?

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:39 2

58. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Pretty much 4g/3g switching problems, but I never encountered any, neither did anyone else I know with a RAZR. This phone has been perfect. I had a 4S that I returned that thing has iOS 5.1 and it wouldn't even IDLE for 12 hours the battery life was so bad. The RAZR has been perfection in convenient phone form...

posted on 08 May 2012, 10:52

82. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I guess for those who had problems. But I never had any. It just works!

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:47 1

28. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


its not google`s fault. blame your careers and OEM`s as well. and also android is open source and there are different devices so the whole update process slows down. on the other hand apple only has limited devices to support which results in faster updates. same is true with google nexus devices.

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:03 4

45. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I thought IOS was a perfect OS and didn't have bugs.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:45 5

3. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


yeah i just started having trouble with app store purchases. it would ask me to put in the security code for my credit card and i would and it would come back as invalid. mfers.

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:59 2

6. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


huh, I not seen this problem with the wife's and kid's various iDevices....yet.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:06 2

7. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


it comes and goes and if their iDevices arent set up to iOS 5.0+ you shouldnt have that problem. i saw that after a few soft resets it would work, and ive only have to do it once before now. its just frustrating to have to enter the security code everytime and its right, but always comes back invalid. bs.

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:16 2

48. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Sounds like fragmentation.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:07 4

9. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I love how bugs are fixed quickly on iOS and Windows Phone
hope same can be done with Android!!

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:12 5

10. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


android is so dang fragmented, like a shattered glass. they really need to get it straight. almost a year and ics is like nowhere to be found.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:16 1

12. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I JUST got it on My Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S but so damn late!! :(
no bugs found as of now...

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:01 3

29. tedkord (Posts: 5264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The only people concerned about Android's so-called 'fragmentation' are fanboys of other OSes who need to rationalize its dominance. My phone on Gingerbread does everything I want as smoothly and flawlessly as any competing phone, including the iPhone. When ICS comes to my phone, I'll take it. But it honestly doesn't matter and isn't needed.

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:34 1

36. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


GO BLUE BEETLE!!

Yep, GB has been good for my phones, too.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:32 1

54. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you must own a Samsung device.. then . those rarely get updated

posted on 08 May 2012, 07:02 2

76. remixfa (Posts: 14163; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gallito sure is railing on samsung lately. Must be feeling a bit inadequate after seeing the monster SGS3. Heck your iphone could fly right through the screen area without ever touching the bezel. its so small and cute.

posted on 08 May 2012, 12:56

86. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


hate to admit but yes you are right.. I had high expectations on the SGSIII yes is a monster but only in size... guess I will stay with Apple ..

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:16 2

32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


WELL there is a thing called Root....
Custom roms and kernels.

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:18

34. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Year? First ICS device and the source code was released at the end of last year right?

When did iOS 5 come out? Yup right before ICS

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:22 6

14. Maximuscougar (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Android is for the tech savy, if you understand open source and linux its hands down the way to go. Get a new android, root, your all set. iOS was the first of its kind, since then it still looks IDENTICAL, one of the new features it has added in previous years is, you ready for this? Picture messaging! lol a few years ago the phone couldnt even do that! Even the newest iPhone 4S isnt a 4G device, all that money for data and its slow, lol Every since iOS 3.2 and above Apple has just been copying android as far as features and functionality, i.e. notification bar. I was a loyal Apple fan through all of them up until the 4GS, Apple hasnt done anything NEW and INNOVATIVE since the first one if you really look at it. If the iPhone 5 or NEW iPHONE isnt mindblowing I promise you Android will take over. Especially if the deal goes down with Google and Moto. Then Google could very well have their own device/OS like Apple, despite them saying they would still be OEM.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:31 4

18. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


This. Apple may get updates out faster, but all in all, it'll always be the same grid of apps with no selection or customization whatsoever.

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:39 6

23. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1653; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


agreed they may be better at updates but its the same damn boring app launcher every time

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:34 1

56. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well good for you maybe an android 2.3 will take the bitterness away...

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:36 3

21. Iphone4 (unregistered)


new update always no good for older Device

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:40 3

24. tariqinifinityblade (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


thanks for the info

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:12 5

31. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 267; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


It should have said iOS 5.1.1 is out adding to the fragmentation.

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:19 4

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahahaha....

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:35 3

37. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Faster updates/closed environment vs. OEM/carrier slow updates and open souce....open souce wins always.

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:53 1

40. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


source....

posted on 07 May 2012, 16:35 1

38. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Look, I have a captivate and a RAZR on ICS now....go frag yourself...lol

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