Here’s hoping the latest update to iOS helps the subpar performance of the iPhone 4S’ battery. The iOS 5.0.1 update is now live, and it is supposed to fix some bugs affecting battery life, in addition to fixing bugs with Documents in the Cloud. Furthermore, the original iPad will now have access to multitasking gestures, and Australians using dictation should now enjoy higher quality voice recognition while using dictation.
The update is available for users in the U.S.A. too, all you have to do is head to Settings / General / Software Update and you can download the software update as an OTA (over-the-air) update. The file for the OTA update is under 50MB. We were able to download and install iOS 5.0.1 over Wi-Fi and on-to our iPhone 4 without a hitch. Alternatively, you can download the update by connecting your iOS device to a computer running iTunes, but we find the OTA method to be super convenient.
iOS 5.0.1 is compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, 4th generation iPod Touch, and 3rd generation iPod Touch, though the only devices that should see big changes are the iPad and iPhone 4S.