Apple iOS 5.0.1 now available and it fixes battery life

If your battery life sucked on the iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 with iOS 5, you’ll be happy to know that Apple has pushed out iOS 5.0.1 and it promises to fix the “bugs affecting battery life.” Best of all, this update can be had over-the-air.

I’m downloading it as we speak, so I can’t speak to its effectiveness. The company acknowledged that some users may have had less than optimal battery life with iOS 5, so hopefully this will fix it because even the greatest smartphone is useless if it can’t last you a day. My iPhone 4S had solid battery life but I was hoping for more. It may really just be a few users though, as Marc said his battery life on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with iOS 5 was great.

Part of it may be unavoidable, as the iPhone 4S packs power-hungry hardware and a new OS that includes many more notifications, as well as the capabilities for location-based services with new apps like Find My Friends. If you want to download it directly on your device, connect to WiFi, go to the settings, click on software update and it should start happening. Once you’ve downloaded it and tested it out, let us know how your battery life is.

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