Last week Apple conceded that there were bugs present in iOS 5 which were apparently having a detrimental affect on battery life, and promised a fix “within a few weeks”.
The recent developer release of iOS 5.0.1 included an improvement that addressed the battery life issue, and now the update is available for Joe Consumer too. But does it do the trick?
The full list of iOS 5.0.1 improvements reads:
- Fixes bugs affecting battery life
- Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
- Resolves bugs with Documents in the iCloud
- Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
As before, it’s compatible with the iPhone 3GS and above, the third and fourth gen iPod touches, and both iPads.
However, a number of users have hit the Apple Support Communities to voice their collective concern that the iOS 5.0.1 update hasn’t helped.
ChrisDB cries: “Installed the new IOS 5.0.1 two hours ago. I started a test at 1:30 CT today. 5% battery drain in 45 minutes with WIFI and location services turned on and me not touching the Iphone 4S. The new update doesn't seem to help much.”
coloradoappleuser screams: “Updated about 1.5 hours ago, battery has drained 20% since then with no usage! This is awful!”
John Mantooth yells: “Upgraded to 5.0.1 this morning. Still draining at the exact same rate. Unplugged with a full charge 2 1/2 hours ago, and already down to 80% with light usage. Just lost 2% during a 15 minute shower. I see no difference at all.”
Some of the less cynical members suggest restarting the iPhone after the update to iOS 5.0.1 might help.
Have you updated to iOS 5.0.1? Hit us up with a comment and let us know how you’re getting on.