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Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1, Now Available For Download [Direct Links]

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Update 1: Do not update to iOS 5.0.1 if you are holding off for an untethered jailbreak.

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 software update in order to address several bugs that Apple says are to blame for the poor battery life some users have been experiencing on iOS 5.0. As expected, the iOS 5.0.1 update also adds a couple of new features including the ability for original iPad owners to use the multitasking gestures and also improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation feature on iPhone 4S.

Below are the official iOS 5.0.1 release notes:

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

• Fixes bugs affecting battery life
• Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
• Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
• Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4S
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The update can be applied OTA by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and tapping on Download and Install. If you’d like a manual restore / update, you can grab the complete firmware (.IPSW) via the following direct download links for iOS 5.0.1.

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  • Chris V

    I’m trying OTA, but it says my software is up to date. I guess I’ll check later.

  • Kevlaf

    you need to be on wifi and it takes 10-15 minutes to download, to whole process takes about 25 min. I did it at Starbucks on Bank St, Ottawa.

  • sp

    wasnt there a warning from one of the jbers not to upgrade to this version if you want to be able to jb your phone later on?

  • Phil

    Just did it! 2 minute wifi download and 3 minute install. TX! 🙂

  • Oscar9

    let’s hope its  resolves the problem with the periodic loss of wifi connections.

  • Anonymous

    OTA FTW! Done already.

  • JB$$$

    That is correct, keep the original firmware if you are waiting for a JB.

  • Nick

    Any word from the JBers if the exploit they’ve found has been patched by this update?

  • Marsdust

    Let’s hope this fixes the slow iPad1 experience.  It will be nice to have gestures and would have been nice if they had added Airplay mirroring too.

  • Craig

    It only took me about 5 minutes tops for both download and installation.
    Disappointing that the panoramic camera feature wasn’t a part of this update…

  • Poison

    question is do you want battery life or untethered jb ??

  • Nick

    The Starbucks wifi was probably slow

  • Krish

    Anyone having problem with the name display on Rogers iPhone 4s ?

  • Anonymous

    I am having a problem with name display. It doesn’t work. I have iPhone 4s, unlocked. I am with fido. And I have the iPhone value pack which include caller id. Name display and visual voice mail. I contacted fido customer services. But they are helpless. Any solutionds, suggestions ?!

  • Wuju

    At this point, I want my battery issue gone. So I’m upgrading. I just hope JB will able to do it on this version.

  • Anonymous

    After I installed 5.0.1 I got battery drain,from 100% to 96 while charging. 

  • Mido

    Yep, same here, I actually stayed on the phone for 25min explaining to the Fido rep what a name display, he was insisting that I should save the phone number in my address book to get Name display to work!! finally a Tier2 support told me it is an issue with iOS 5, I had similar issue with iOS 4, fido says it is apple’s fault.

  • Wuju

    So it’s worst!! ???

  • Gerry18

    Has anyone tried restarting your iPhone to see if the Name Display changes?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not iOS 5 problem. Because its working in iPhone 4 running iOS 5.

  • Anonymous

    Just have it done on my 4 this afternoon. It’s so nice. Now my iPhone is truly free from docking with computer with wifi sync, iClude backup, and on device update.

  • it depends on what exploit you are talking about, the one for the 4 (shatter) is still valid, they are working on something for the 4s. And there doesn’t seem to be a fix for whatever they were looking at in 5.0. In either case you should of updated to 5.0 or 5.0.1 if you rely on JB. 

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap. That’s brutal.
    My 4S battery life was terrible before 5.0.1 and it is terrible after it.

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  • MissingSteveJ

    Do NOT download this update under any circumstances. I made the mistake of doing the update on my iPhone 4, thinking it would make things better. Instead, it made things MUCH WORSE. My battery drained 10% WITHOUT BEING USED within 30 minutes. I can no longer get on-line unless I’m connected to Wi-Fi. Apple had better come up with a new fix ASAP!

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