Apple updates iOS.

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  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
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    Apple has just released the latest update iOS 5.1.1 - for its mobile
    operating system which runs iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone devices, and
    because it contains security updates you should install it as soon as you
    can if you have such a device.

    The update includes a number of bug fixes and improvements in reliability
    for the popular Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices. it includes a patch
    which improves the reliability of using the HDR option for photos taken via
    the Lock Screen shortcut, the reliability of syncing Safari bookmarks and
    the reading list has been enhanced and it also fixes a number of bugs,
    including a some that affect AirPlay video playback under certain

    Bugs that could potentially prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G
    and 3G networks have also been addressed. Apple has also rectified a
    problem whereby an "Unable to Purchase" box had erroneously popped up after
    a successful purchase.

    Updates also fix some other Safari vulnerabilities, theses will help users
    of iOS to avoid the increasing amounts of malware that are on the Internet.

    The 5.1.1 update can be installed over a Wi-Fi connection from the
    'Settings' icon. Open the 'General' menu and then the 'Software Update'
    menu item. The update is relatively quick to install.

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    Apple pushes out iOS 5.1.1 | Techwatch: Tech News
    Apple offers iOS 5.1.1 update, fixes some serious vulnerabilities | Naked Security

    Apple Bulletin: iOS 5.1.1 Software Update
    Apple Descriptive Detail page: About the security content of iOS 5.1.1 Software Update
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  2. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Thanks, Bill. Installed without problems on my iPad "Classic"; iPhone 4s installation in progress. Appreciate the heads-up!

    Edit: Took a lot longer on the iPhone and involved a couple resets performed automatically. At the end, though, the phone came back to life! Always some anxiety on my part installing OS updates, based on old PC struggles. Apple seems to get it right.

    Edit 2: Turns out the iPad installation wasn't finished; required a second visit to Settings|General|Software Update to complete the installation. At the end, though, all was well. Glad these iOS updates don't come along as frequently as app updates!
  3. Not until I know Stanza still works with it.
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Worked out just fine on my iPhone 4.:th_salute: