Apple has released an update to iOS 5 that is said to add multitasking gestures for the original iPad, while fixing other bugs that have been plaguing users.
The 44.6MB download is available now for iPad and iPad 2 owners, as well as iPhone 3GS, 3 and 4S users. According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 5.0.1 resolves central issues that have been effecting users since the platform launched on Oct. 12. As part of the fix, battery life is said to improve dramatically, which would quiet recent complaints from iPhone 4S owners of a failing battery. Additionally, the update resolves bugs with documents in the cloud and improves voice recognition for Australian users.
Those currently running iOS 5 on their Apple devices can upgrade their operating system by going to settings, general then software update.
Problems regarding significantly decreased battery life began to surface in the wake of the release of iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. Apple confirmed the bug last week and released two beta versions of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, hoping to find a fix.
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