It was less than one month ago that Apple released iOS5 promising a plethora of new features and updates. However, within days, users
complained about dire battery life on their iDevices as a result of
the new software.
Last week, Apple admitted there was a problem, stating: “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.”
Apple however have been better than its word and last
night rolled out iOS 5.0.1, which it claims will fix “bugs affecting battery
life.” The update, which we downloaded without a problem this morning, is the
first which could be done without the need to connecting to a PC, a major
feature of the iOS5 update.
As well as promising to fix the battery life, iOS 5.0.1 adds
a number of other minor updates, including multi-tasking gestures for the
original iPad, resolving bugs with documents in iCloud, better voice recognition
for Australian users and some security fixes.
It doesn’t however seem to fix the security issue with Siri,
whereby anyone with can use your locked iPhone 4S to access your contacts and
send emails and messages.
We will be keeping an eye on our battery life over the coming days to see if it has improved with this update, and we’d like to hear from you if you’ve noticed any imprvoement regarding the battery life of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.