Apple has figured out how to solve the problems with the battery life of iPhone 4S, and it launched the updated iOS 5.0.1, first, a few days ago, the beta for developers, and now, the full version for all users.
A few days ago, users of the new smartphone released by the Cupertino company complained in public forums that the iPhone 4S’ battery lasted, in ‘stand by’ mode, about 200 hours, a low number considering the 300 hours battery life offered by the iPhone 4 or even the 250 lifetime hours of the first smartphone from Apple, launched in 2007.
According to users, this failure comes from a tool called ‘Setting Time Zone’, which apparently continues to function even when not needed and drains the battery very fast. At first, Apple’s engineers admitted not having any solution for this “leak in the matrix”.
The iOS 5.0.1 update is also able to solve other problems of other Apple products such as gestures for multitasking for the first generation of iPhone, solve the synchronization problems with the documents stored in icloud and improves Siri’s speech recognition, especially for customers in Australia. As reported in International Business Time, it also improves security for the iPad.
These are the compatible devices for this iOS 5.0.1 firmware update: iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, iPad 2 and 1, and iPod touch fourth and third generation.
How to update your iPhone/iPad to iOS 5.0.1
I know many of you already know how to update your Apple device to the latest firmware version but I’m sure there are users who might find it difficult, so here is a step by step “how to” for them:
- Go to Settings > General
- There is where you can find the section called Update Software (tap it)
- When you open this section you will see that an update is available, as well as a summary of the improvements. So just select the option to Download and Install.
Enjoy the new iOS 5.0.1!