iOS 5.1.1 update brings adverse reaction

By Daniel Chubb - May 12, 2012

Plenty of Apple device users installed the iOS 5.1.1 update on their iPhone, iPad and other devices without a single problem, which even included a few iPhone 4S models in our office that installed really easy. We came across one problem with the CallerID option disappearing from iMessage but later found out this had been a separate issue, which is not related to the iOS 5.1.1 update.

Some iOS owners are happy while thousands are not – we’ve heard plenty of people state before that problems are expected when millions of people own iDevices, but after looking at the official Apple discussion forums today it shows a very large number of people complaining about their iPad and iPhone software updates. This shows a real problem with the latest update that’s certainly causing hell for selected users, so we’d love to hear your issues in the comments, which some PR readers might be able to help you with.

Initial reaction to the iOS 5.1.1 update – Earlier this week we reported on the new iOS software that patched a number of bugs, although we quickly pointed out this update gave little in the way of new features. Most of the problems we’ve seen reported claim application crashes and freezing, which included apps like Twitter, Kayak, and more. It’s worth noting the majority of cases we saw installed the iOS 5.1.1 update over the air, although we cannot confirm if this is related in these situations.

Other issues are numerous but related to the latest iOS update – reports of sliding to spotlight search and the keyboard not disappearing when sliding back, Wi-Fi setting bugs, and a large number of people are reporting battery life decreasing faster after iOS 5.1.1 installed on iPhone 4/4S. The battery drainage saw some people experience a drop of around 10% an hour, and we hope this is not a step back to previous problems, which we’ve had ourselves in the past although we will be performing our own iOS 5.1.1 battery life tests through this weekend.

How did your iOS 5.1.1 update go, and if you have problems then leave a comment below and remember to state what iOS device you’re running? Is your battery dropping faster since iOS 5.1.1?

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