Apple: iOS 5.0.1 to fix battery life issues, lets Siri understand Aussies

Users have been complaining endlessly on Apple's support website that the iPhone 4S has massive battery shortcomings ever since the launch of the device, and the company has finally responded to those complaints by announcing iOS 5.0.1, which will drop in "a few weeks."

The Verge reports that Apple released a statement, admitting the problem but downplayed it:

"A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices," [and] "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks."

Of course, they didn't say exactly what the bugs were, but they have released the update to developers today. The changelog says that 5.0.1 includes:

iOS 5.0.1 beta 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 
  • Contains security improvements
Nothing exciting to see here, but it's good to see the company responding quickly. Here's hoping that the "few weeks" won't be too long.
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A Friendly Reminder: Apple IOS 5.0.1 Beta, Apple ITunes 10.5.1 Beta, and the Apple ITunes Match Service Beta, are all under NDA 4 Apple Developer Program Members and should NOT be Disscussed Here! The proper place 2 disscuss this is The Apple Developer Forums on http://developer.apple.com/ Just FYI. Only Apple Developer's are able 2 install this Beta due 2 the XCode Registration Requirement, so there should NOT be any one here talking about the Beta Itself!

I hope they fix the Safari crash bug... that is super annoying! The only way to use Safari now is to have it in Private Browsing Mode. Such a pain in the assets.

mattygdot said,
I hope they fix the Safari crash bug... that is super annoying! The only way to use Safari now is to have it in Private Browsing Mode. Such a pain in the assets.

I can't say I've ever had Safari crash on any of my iOS 5 devices.

Astra.Xtreme said,

I can't say I've ever had Safari crash on any of my iOS 5 devices.

Really? That is very weird. I experience the crashes the moment I try to launch Safari. It opens and closes the moment it loads the tab bar. This happened with and without the Jailbreak. (Note: I fully restored the iPad and didn't apply the JB and it is still happening.) There are countless posts on the Apple support forums regarding it.

For example: https://discussions.apple.com/...379861?start=0&tstart=0

Astra.Xtreme said,

I can't say I've ever had Safari crash on any of my iOS 5 devices.


I cant say ive gone a single day since ios 5 that safari hasnt crashed on my ipad1

Iphone is stable tho

mattygdot said,

Really? That is very weird. I experience the crashes the moment I try to launch Safari. It opens and closes the moment it loads the tab bar. This happened with and without the Jailbreak. (Note: I fully restored the iPad and didn't apply the JB and it is still happening.) There are countless posts on the Apple support forums regarding it.

For example: https://discussions.apple.com/...379861?start=0&tstart=0

Glad I don't suffer that issue! it would drive me nuts.

joemailey said,

Glad I don't suffer that issue! it would drive me nuts.


Like I said I found browsing in Private Browsing Mode works 100% of the time and no crashes at all. But it is extremely annoying.

I really hope battery life is improved. Whilst it can still last me a good day, it really suffers compared to how long I got from my iphone 4: despite advertised times promising similar or better battery life.

Apple fixes iPad 2 Smart Cover passcode security flaw with iOS 5.0.1

Now, with the release of iOS 5.0.1 beta, we've discovered that one of the new security fixes is a fix for this Smart Cover bug. It appears that Apple has fixed the issue by not allowing the iPad 2 to go to sleep by way of the Smart Cover closing while on the power off menu. iOS 5.0.1 should make its way onto everyone's iOS 5 devices in a few weeks.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/11/02/...curity-flaw-with-ios-5-0-1/

I might check my email, FB and a couple others apps for a total of maybe 20-30 minutes and my battery will doing down about 50% over 2-4 hours. I have to keep it near somewhere to charge it for fear it'll die. I'm almost ready to return it. I don't know if I'm willing to wait a few more weeks for this. I might dump it and go with something else.

Have you tried disabling the Set Time Zone feature in Location Services? At least until the fix is deployed with 5.0.1.

I had similar issues, returned it, got a new one, now I'm getting 6am > 11pm easily on one charge. And thats using it in a Business Environment.

Elliott said,
Have you tried disabling the Set Time Zone feature in Location Services? At least until the fix is deployed with 5.0.1.

I've done all the recommended fixes and it's slightly even on my second phone. It still drops about 5-10% per hr on minimal usage if any.