Apple Patches iOS 5 Battery Bug

By  |  Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Apple has released iOS 5.0.1, its first update to iOS 5. It fixes a few things–most notably the bug(s) that left some users finding their batteries draining at an unnaturally rapid clip. See the screen shot above for other issues it addresses.

I haven’t installed it yet, since the battery glitch didn’t seem to affect my devices (and, last time I checked, I wasn’t Australian.) But I’m intrigued by the fact that it’s the first iOS update that most folks will get that’s installable over-the-air, with no need to download it to a computer first. (Until iOS 5 came along, over-the-air updates were a nifty feature that Android users had and iOS ones didn’t.) If you’ve snagged the update–either wirelessly or with a computer as middleman–let us know how it went.


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12 Comments For This Post

  1. Vulpine Says:

    iPhone 4, my update came through wiring it rather than waiting for the on-air update. The whole process took about 20 minutes and seemed to go smoothly.

  2. Drew D. Says:


  3. Bill Baker Says:

    OTA update went without a hitch. Jury still out on whether it helps my battery life.

  4. Busterone Says:

    No problem here, OTA worked at home to upgrade via wireless. Flawless.

  5. John Baxter Says:

    Seemingly flawless over-the-air updates (on home wireless connecting via 16Mbit cable) on my original iPad and iPhone 4. I watched the iPad update, with no surprises, then started the iPhone and got busy with work stuff.

  6. bligg Says:

    did update and battery problem still exists on iphone4s

  7. Rabsafari Says:

    Real easy. Battery life looking better so far for sure.

  8. The_Heraclitus Says:

    What!? Prior to this you had to rely on a stand alone computer to get updates for iPhones & ipads?

    Primitive tech indeed.

  9. Brandon Backlin Says:

    It's crazy how fast the update process changed in a few months.

  10. The_Heraclitus Says:

    Sounds like a good thing for Apple customers.

  11. Steve Lovelace Says:

    I got it wirelessly, and it downloaded just fine. As for the battery problem, it hasn't bugged me, before or after the update.

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