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Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch receive iOS 5.1.1 update

For those of you Apple-inclined, you may have noticed your i-device chirping up to let you know of a new update for iOS that’s made itself available. Those sporting an iPhone 3GS or newer, a 3rd or 4th-gen iPod Touch or any model of iPad, should be able to upgrade their OS to version number 5.1.1.

Unlike the jump to iOS 5.1, which offered a number of new features like Japanese support for Siri and a camera slider on the lock screen, 5.1.1 is minor by comparison, dishing out a handful of bug fixes, thankfully for bugs we’ve never encountered, personally. That being said, any users who have come across such issues should be pleased the know they now have a solution.

iOS 5.1.1 update screens

The official update details just what exactly has been fixed/improved:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using 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 some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase

If you’re yet to receive any notification about the update you can approach the process in one of two ways; either head to ‘Settings > General > Software Update‘ from your iOS device to pick it up OTA, or if your device isn’t currently running some form of iOS 5 already, plug your i-device into iTunes and check for updates from the device page within the software.

The download shouldn’t take long as it’s only 54MB. Let us know how you get on.


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