∞ Apple releases iOS 5.0.1

Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, fixing a number of issues with the operating system.

According to Apple, the update fixes bugs affecting battery life; adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad; resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud; and improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.

iOS 5.0.1 is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (3rd generation).

The update is available via iTunes and through Apple’s over-the-air update on the device itself.



  • Wait. No OTA? 🙁

    • Steven Fisher

      I’m sure it will be later. I’ll wait a few days for it; 5.0 hasn’t been bad for me at all.

  • I just checked OTA, and it is now available.

    • Steven Fisher

      Not for me yet. I guess they’re rolling it out gradually? I can definitely wait until they get to me. 🙂

  • Already updated it on my 4S.

    I’m eager to see if it resolves the lethargic status of my iPad (first-gen) running iOS 5; numerous users (such as myself) have had extreme slow-downs with the iPad. It was like the iPhone 3G I was using the day I upgraded to the 4S–painful.

  • John W Baxter

    Of course, we are all reading War and Peace (disguised as the EULA) before installing this, right. (Apple could at least date it so we can see whether it has changed–they do that for some of their EULAs).

    Meanwhile, my original iPad’s OTA update did the last little bit of the “downloading” progress bar amazingly slowly, but did finish. The installation progress bar was likewise very slow, but that’s probably because the iPad was on its side for ease of plugging in, and the bar was being pushed uphill.

    After restart, a very quick tour shows all seems to be well, with Settings–>General–>About showing Version 5.0.1 (9A405).

      –John

  • Anonymous

    Updated OTA, nice and quick, about a 55Mb download on the 4S. Now to see if the battery issues have been addressed because my new 4S has worse battery life than my year old iPhone 4.

    For those not seeing the OTA update, make sure you are on WiFi before you check and if it still doesn’t show try rebooting the phone to eliminate gremlins.

    • Anonymous

      To follow-up, I didn’t see any noticeable improvement in battery life with 5.0.1 so it’s off to the Restore option for me. Grumble.

  • Feels snappy!©, and even better it left the Newstand app in the folder I had “slipped” it into before.

  • Marco Ingallina

    I’m still reading complaints about 4S battery life after the update; I have to say that my iPhone today worked much better; to list a few numbers: From 100% to 91% for 8 hours standby, 1 short ordinary phone call(2 minutes), received a few messages via iMessage and mail and I surfed the web via Pulse and Safari for like 20 minutes, all localization services running, 3G on, wi-fi too but not connected since I was out, Siri on but not used at all(in my country can’t do much more yet than set your alarm), sound on, max brightness.