iOS 5 Update Sparks New Problems
iOS 5 had its first update last week that was put out by Apple to tackle a few bug fixes and improve the OS as a whole.
The 5.0.1 update had the following fixes/improvements in mind:
- Improved Siri voice activation for Aussie users
- Adds multi-tasking gestures for original iPad users
- Resolves bugs with documents in the Cloud
- Fixes bugs affecting battery life
Did the update solve the problem then ?
Apple released the update after acknowledging the feedback that flooded into various forums and websites claiming the battery life was very poor on their iOS 5 devices. Some forums users claiming the battery lost 1% of battery power over the space of a couple of minutes and having to charge the device again after a few hours of use.
Apple then released a statement confirming they had found some bugs that was reducing battery life for many iOS 5 users and a software update (5.0.1) would be released to address this issue.
However, even after the update many users are still complaining about the poor battery life. That being said, other people have confirmed they have seen an improvement in battery life after installing the update.
People and a colleague of mine claim the update has not fixed the battery life problem at all and has sparked new problems they were not experiencing before the 5.0.1 update.
An work colleague of mine told me he was experiencing battery life problems before and after the 5.0.1 update. As a result of the poor battery life before the update, he was having to charge his phone twice a day.
The update, he claims, has not improved his battery life at all, but has caused a new issue with his wifi signal strength. His wifi signal frequently drops even if he is right next to his wireless router. Yet his iPad 2 maintains full wifi signal at the same distance from the router. He claimed there was never a wifi signal drop before the update and the signal always remained full whilst sitting on his couch next to the router.
After the update though, his wifi signal does drop down to the second or lowest bar, so there’s definitely a problem here. Hopefully nothing that apple can’t fix with another update.
So whilst the update addressed some issues, the battery life is still poor for many users, with many suers experiecing new problems as a result.
We will wait and see how/if this one irons out.