iOS 5.1 available for download

Summary:Lots of new features ... plus bug fixes!

I just checked my iPhone and it seems that iOS 5.1 is available for download.

Whole raft of improvements are on offer:

  • Japanese language Siri
  • Photos can now be deleted from the Photo stream in iCloud
  • Camera shortcut always visible in lock screen
  • Camera face detection
  • Better camera app for iPad
  • Improved Mixes and Genius playlists
  • Audio for TV shows louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback and 30 sec rewind
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses battery life bugs
  • Fixes a bug that causes audio on outgoing calls to drop

You can download the update via iTunes of if you have iOS 5.0 installed OTA (Over The Air) by going Settings > General > Software Update.

I've installed it on my iPhone 4 and iPad with no problems at all. I'll get back to you with some first impressions later.

Topics: Mobile OS, Apple


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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