Apple released iOS 5.0.1 today. It supposedly fixes the issues that the iPhone 4S has with the battery draining much too quickly. As such, it is just what I’ve been waiting for. I installed it through the air via Apple’s new iOS software update system:
1. Go to Settings
2. Tap General
3. Tap Software Update
You will get a warning about doing this without the iPhone being plugged in to power, but my updates (on an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2) went perfectly even without being plugged in. The devices went down about two percent during the update. If you have a lot of battery left, or if you can plug your device in to power, go ahead and get the download through the air.
The update took about 10 minutes (Time Warner cable modem). There are no options, no choices to make except at the very end of the download when you can either “Install” or do it later.
Considering how buggy iOS 5.0 is, updating to 5.0.1 is a no-brainer. Go get it.