iOS 5.1.1 is out, takes care of bugs

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.



1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

good for taco lol

55. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I enjoy my on time updates. Thanks :)


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

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 :(

75. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

79. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or get a phone that's actually supported.

81. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 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

84. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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!!!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I like your avatar.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Thanks, I think.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

8. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 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

13. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

16. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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!

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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..

30. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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!

49. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

51. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

66. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

11. Maximuscougar

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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..

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or you were just wrong.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you're not right.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, im left handed. were better. :)

57. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

27. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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$$!

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

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