iOS 5.1.1 Rolling Out to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with Bug Fixes

Apple has started rolling out iOS 5.1.1 to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The software update is an over the air update, focused on bug fixes and does not appear to add any new features to the iPhone and iPad.

Owners waiting for an iPhone 4S iOS 5.1 jailbreak should avoid this update until further notice.

iOS 5.1.1

The update is not available for all users yet, but it is available on Adam Mills’ iPhone 3GS in San Francisco area. The update is not yet available to my iPhone 4S or my new iPad, but it should arrive later today.

What’s New in iOS 5.1.1?

iOS 5.1.1 includes a number of bug fixes, and likely security patches. The link for more information does not offer any more details about iOS 5.1.1 yet, but covers security updates to Apple products.

  •  Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in come circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase

For more information on the iOS 5.1.1 update visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

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How to Update to iOS 5.1.1

How to Update to iOS 5.1.1For users already on iOS 5.1.1 the update is a simple process that can be done on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The file size is 40-54.5MB, and requires a WiFi network to download.

  1. Tap on Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Software Update.
  4. The iPhone will check for the iOS 5.1.1 update.
  5. If available, tap Download and Install.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions.

If possible, plugin to conserve battery life, but the update can be downloaded and installed without plugging in if the battery is sufficiently charged.

If iOS 5.1.1 is not available, don’t worry. Apple staggers the release to prevent a server overload. Try again in an hour or so. This update is not worth attempting to download manually unless it fails on the device.

Users can also plug in their iPhone or iPad to the computer in order to update. This route is required for any iPhone or iPad not running iOS 5 yet.

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Comments

  1. Brian says

    So far, iOS 5.1.1 seems to be doing what it promised. However, my email accounts are not functional. This was a problem with 5.0 with some g-mail accounts. Now, I can no longer receive emails through my current account. I use Comcast mail server. The settings were not changed prior to update, nor after. I keep getting error stating that my user name and password can’t be verified, or it will say they are incorrect. So, I tried setting up through exchange, no luck there neither. I’ve also discovered that my iPad 2 seems to be running a bit slower, especially with my keyboard interaction. This is the same for my iPad 2 and my iPhone 4s. Any advice?

    • anonymous says

      Yes, reset your device in settings without altering or deleting media or data.

      If it doesn’t work, go to an Apple store. They will fix it for you quickly; if not then they will give you a new device and transfer your data for you. Make sure to backup your files to a computer before you go just in case.

  2. D4rkr4in says

    Wait, so how should you update it if you are running 5.0.1 iphone 4s jailbroken? Would you update to 5.1.1 then jailbreak? Or would you run the jailbreak again? I don’t want my jailbreak data to go away…

      • CapPicard says

        I also have a 4S that was running iOS 5.0.1. I couldn’t do the update OTA. I ended up this.

        1. Connect to computer via iTunes (in my case Windows 7 64-bit).
        2. Right click the iPhone and hit Backup.
        3. Right click the iPhone and hit Transfer Purchases.
        4. Click on Update. Let it do its thing.
        5. Download and run Absinthe 2.0.1

        During my first attempt, Absinthe crashed on me. I just simply reran it. It was able to recover and try the JB again. I was successful. All my non-JB settings were successfully retained.

        For my JB stuff, I bought xBackup for $1.50 in Cydia. It allowed me to back up my JB apps and settings to a cloud-based server. I’m now restoring my JB apps via xBackup. :)

  3. Kimchee says

    Don’t update to 5.1.1 on an iPad. I did and now safari, iMail, and other apps freeze and crash daily. Also the entire interface is laggy including the keyboard. Luckily, I just bought the iPad 3 so I took it back to Best Buy and they gave me a replacement. I am running 5.1 and it is smooth as most apple devices. Beware, I promise you will regret it if you don’t already.

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