iOS 5.1 Update Now Available For Download


08.03.2012

iOS 5.1 Update Now Available For Download

As the new iPad has just been unveiled, and it’s rocking iOS 5.1, Apple has also released the update to compatible devices meaning that if you own an iPhone, iPad, or an iPod Touch, then you can download iOS 5.1 free right now. The compatible devices include all smartphones, tablets, and media players that support iOS 5.1.

When the new iPad was introduced, Apple said that the update will start rolling out globally in the coming hours. As soon as the iPad event in San Francisco ended, users across the world reported that they’ve received an OTA notification that there’s a new update inbound so all they had to do was to connect their devices to a computer.

The iOS 5.1 changelog includes several new features including a new camera application for the iPad, Japanese language support in Siri Personal Assistant, an updated network indicator for AT&T, delete individual photos from PhotoStream, Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers, a camera shortcut on the lockscreen so that you can take photos quicker, no more audio drops during calls, and several bug fixes that will correct all battery life issues.

Apple decided to fix all problems that bugged the users in iOS 5.0.x therefore you should experience significantly improved battery life, while Japanese speakers will be very pleased that they’ll be able to talk to Siri. As for the updated network indicator, it seems like AT&T subscribers will now see “4G” instead of 3G, however, you shouldn’t expect faster download speeds because the only thing that changed is the indicator.

We are very happy that Apple finally added a camera shortcut on the lockscreen of iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 4G devices. Like said, now you will be able to access the camera app directly from the lockscreen therefore you’ll be taking photos and videos in no-time. Well, Android and WP7 users still prefer the dedicated camera button, but for the moment this will do.

If you will download iOS 5.1 update, then you should know that the package is sized at about 199MB.¬†Give it a try and let us know if you’ve noticed significant improvements!

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