Apple sends out its first OTA update for iOS 5.0.1-it's to fix the battery and more

Apple sends out its first OTA update for iOS 5.0.1-it's to fix the battery and more
While it is not exactly like Pinocchio signing "There are no strings on me", it must have been somewhat of a relief for iOS 5 users to receive their first OTA update and not have to plug in that unwieldy USB plug. The update actually brings iOS 5.0.1 to the Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S as well as both versions of the Apple iPad and the 3rd and 4th generations of the Apple iPod touch.

The most important part of the update for many is the removal of bugs that affect the battery life on certain devices, including the Apple iPhone 4S. Other changes include the addition of multitasking gestures for the original Apple iPad and the elimination of bugs for Documents in the Cloud. And for those Australian iPhone users whose phone doesn't understand them, this update should fix that problem as well.

To get the update, Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod users should go into Settings, click on General and then click on Software Update. The device will then ironically tell you to plug in to a power adapter. While the update says it can take an hour to download, Apple iPhone 4S users on Wi-Fi have been able to install the update in 5 minutes.

After you've completed the update, let us know how easy it went for you and what you think of iOS 5.0.1 by commenting in the box below!

source: LATimes



1. _TheGreatIam

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Adopter!!! lol. I want a power adopter.

9. Venuramax

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Power adopter is only for the save battery

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

OTA doesn't seem to be working on my iPad 2.... It is still on v. 5.0 as of this post (I am typing the post on my iPad 2).

3. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

LOL^ I bet he was adapted

4. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I'm glad idevice users can finally update OTA. It took a long um..... 4 years I think to get this nice feature. I wish my ipod 80gb could update like this. Hell I wish apple would allow u to sync to more then 1 computer without erasing all my music.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered least iOS actually gets updates. Last time I checked most manufacturers stops supporting their Android phones in less than a year... Let's see how many people can take a joke...

6. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Agreed. If its broke, make the exact same thing with a new ffc!

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Jeff, that wasn\'t a was a shot. But isn\'t multi gesture for the iPad supposed to be in this version. Been eyeing that feature for about a year now and I\'m getting antsy. Pretty cool feature so it\'s worth the wait, but com\'on!

13. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Forgot my lol and smiley, so here it is Jeff. was a shot. Lol! :)

7. JLyc1

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

OTA iOS 5.0.1 downloaded into my iPod4.....all went smoothly. OTA .....very fast and easy.....good feature of Apple products. If Apple is generous enough to update every available technology, eg SIri, to all adaptable sets..... Apple will be unbeatable.

8. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

why would they, its basically the ONLY thing that makes the 4S unique compared to the 4

14. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Um... 4s also has a dual core processor, better antenna, faster internet speeds, and a wayyy better camera with 1080p hd video recording, ect, get your facts straight ^^

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Yeah, it is. It baffles me why Android OEMs havent figured out how to make a camera that can compare with the iPhone's camera. They're decent cameras but why not go that extra mile?

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Well hTc cameras have been all over it for a while now.

17. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I will admit the My Touch camera surprised me, and I'm glad to see the Amaze is about equal. But I would like to see these kinds of improvements across the bord as far as 8MP shooters are concerned.

18. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

The camera is made by sony, its the same one thats in the xperia arc s

10. Venuramax

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

what are the improvements for ipad2?

12. deckelpc

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Just tried to get the update in the UK OTA to be told i need a wi-fi connection!! Being wi-fi the update is over the internet and nowhere near a real OTA download using your carrier as so many other phone companies do

19. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Pop up came up on my phone yesterday and it let me download and update without asking to plug into a power supply... Have to say that I am noticing the battery lasting much longer so far!

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