Apple issued an update to its iOS operating system Monday, fixing a handful of minor bugs that have been affecting iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices.
Apple says the new OS version, iOS 5.1.1, addresses five trouble spots:
- Improves the reliability of the HDR photography option when shooting photos using the Lock Screen shortcut.
- Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks.
- Fixes bugs affecting AirPlay video playback.
- Provides improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List.
- Fixes an issue where an “Unable to purchase” alert is displayed after successful purchase.
Apple introduced iOS 5 in October 2011 with the launch of the iPhone 4S, and then iOS 5.1 was released in late November. iOS 5.1 primarily addressed rampant battery drainage problems many users experienced after upgrading to iOS 5.
The free iOS 5.1.1 update is under 50MB (42.5 MB for my iPad, 47.3 on the iPhone), and you can access it by clicking the Software Update tab under General Settings.