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iOS 5.0.1 Update Available

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 1:40 PM on November 10, 2011

iOS 5.0.1 is now available for download.  You can do this directly from your iPhone or iPad. Go to General and then Software Update and click on download and install.  Once it downloads the installation process will start.  This update is supposed to fix the battery issue that is effecting some iPhone users.  It will add multitasking gesture to the original iPad.  I had this capability before the iOS 5 update and hadn’t realized how much I used it until it was gone.   Once you have the update installed you have to enable Multitasking Gestures under the General tab in Settings. If you have a jail broken iPhone or iPad do not attempt an over the air update, it will not work.  You will get an error message and the download will not finish.  There does appear to be a tethered version of RedsnOw available for iOS 5.0.1 beta, but one has been released for the final release.      I recommend waiting for at least a week before updating if you have a jail broken iPhone or iPad.  The two reason you may need to update is if you are having battery problems and it does fix the Smart Cover security issue on the iPad 2   It is going to be interesting to see if this update fixes the battery issues.  If you have had this problem, I would love to know if the update fixed the problem, left it the same or made it worse.  If you have a jail broken iPhone or iPad, when do you expect to do an update and who do you use?