Apple updates iOS to version 5.1.1

By Sameer Mitha | Updated 8 May 2012
Apple updates iOS to version 5.1.1

Apple has released iOS 5.1.1 update for its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.  The update was 750MB when we connected our iPod to the computer to download it.

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The iOS 5.1.1 update contains various improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where 'Unable to purchase' alert could be displayed after successful purchase

iOS 5.1 users don’t need to connect their devices to the computer to update the software. They just need to go through the following path - Settings > General > Software Update. The rest of you can connect the device to your Mac or PC. If you set iTunes to check for updates automatically, then you will be prompted about the new update. If not, then you can plug in your device and hit the option that says check for updates. 

iOS 5.1 was launched in March along with the third generation iPad. You can read our review of the device here 

When the iOS 5.1 update was rolled out, it was a good treat as it addressed the following issues:
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30-second rewind for iPad
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

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Sameer Mitha
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.
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