iOS 5.0.1 Over-the-Air – How’d You Fare?

This morning the world was greeted with iOS 5.01, a rather minor update designed to address the less-than-stellar battery life that people are reporting. Personally my iPhone 4S has been pretty good on the juice, but both my dad and sister have had major problems with their phones dropping 20% in as little as an hour.

In addition to fixes to improve battery life, iOS 5.0.1 adds additional multitouch gestures to the original iPad (I want these on my iPhone…) and resolves iCloud issues. Us Aussie’s get a special mention, with improvements to Siri to better understand our “foreign” accent.

I’ve run the update over-the-air this morning on both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Both were done over WiFi (a requirement) while on battery power, and were performed in under 15 minutes, from hitting the download button to the device being ready for use.

This is a considerable improvement over the previously painful process of downloading a 700MB+ file just to sort out minor issues.

There isn’t anything new to see, it’s the same iOS 5, but hopefully you’ll be able to see it for longer before running for the charger!

Let us know in the comments how the OTA experience has been for you.

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3 replies

  1. Ran the OTA on my original iPad. Worked like a charm. Much less painful than the previous method.

  2. Worked just fine! The additions on iPad one are welcome. Great that the OTA was much lighter on data consumption than the iTunes route.

  3. I absolutely loved the update!  I did the entire thing on my 4th gen touch and iPad 2 in much less time than before, and with no hassles!