Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPad

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Updating to the latest iOS version is easy with Apple's over-the-air update method

Apple recently released a free software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch containing improvements and bug fixes.

What’s new in iOS 5.1.1?
  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase
How to update to iOS 5.1.1

The update process is painless and should take less than 10 minutes. First make sure you’re connected to Wifi and have at least a 50% battery level on the device, or plug it into a power outlet. Open the main Settings app (the red number badge in the upper right corner indicates an iOS update is available), and select ‘General’ from the list at the left. Towards the top at the right you’ll see ‘Software Update’, and tapping this will bring up the update screen. Select the ‘Download and Install’ towards the bottom, agree to the standard legal terms, and the update will begin downloading (the file size is around 50MB). During the install process the iPad or iPhone will reboot, and the update is finished when the standard lock screen is displayed.

We recommend you still perform this update even if you’re not having issues with the items in the update details above since it also addresses security and vulnerability issues.

3 replies
  1. Gary Markowski
    Gary Markowski says:

    I go to settings app on my iPad and then General but no Software Update shows up.

  2. Chris
    Chris says:

    If you are currently an a version lower than 5.0, you’ll need to update by plugging the iPad into the computer and launching the iTunes app on your Mac or PC. It should prompt you to update automatically. You can check your version by going to to General>About in the settings app on your iPad.

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