Just a few days ago Apple issued its latest iOS update, iOS 5.1.1 for users of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The update was released to solve issues with various bugs that needed attention but although some people have managed to update with success it seems that some others have had problems with the software update to iOS 5.1.1 and have noticed issues since installing it.
When iOS 5.1 was issued back in March we told how plenty of people were reporting problems with obtaining the update and seeing error messages instead. Although this does not appear to be a widespread issue this time it’s certainly noticeable that some people are having problems since installing the iOS 5.1.1 update.
The latest update is intended to solve problems such as an iPad network switching issue, minor AirPlay issues and problems syncing Safari bookmarks and with the Reading List. The update also fixes an issue whereby some users were seeing an ‘Unable to purchase’ alert after a successful purchase. Now it seems that while these issues have been fixed for most people some are having whole new problems.
The Apple Support Communities pages currently show plenty of questions about iOS 5.1.1 (here) and many people seem to be having problems of one kind or another. One of the most common complaints seems to be concerning battery life since updating with 5.1.1 and this thread shows quite a few users noticing battery problems with comments of severe battery drainage and some suggestions of possible ways to solve this. Other threads involve users having WiFi problems since downloading the update.
These don’t appear to be isolated incidents as a look at the MacRumors forums show similar complaints notably with comments about the battery draining more quickly again and also people who had problems installing the update and others who say their phones have crashed after the 5.1.1 update.
We’re interested to hear from any readers who have hit difficulties with the iOS 5.1.1 update. Let us know what your problem is so that we can see how widespread the issues are. Also if you have any suggestions for resolving the problems you could share them with our readers. Let us know by sending your comments.