Apple admits iOS 5.0.1 didn't solve battery issues

Apple released an update to iOS 5, after users complained of facing battery issues on their iPhone with the new OS. The update was meant to address these battery issues. However, Apple admitted to AllThingsD that the update still did not fix the battery issues associated with the new OS update. They released a statement saying, "The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.


iOS 5.0.1 didn't rescue much

iOS 5.0.1 didn't rescue much




The upgrade was supposed to be a fix for the battery problem. It also allowed iPhone users to have multitasking gesture support that was previously only available to the iPad 2. It also addressed a security problem, which allowed data thieves to steal data by creating an app for the App Store. This update was also Apple's first over the air update, which users could access by being connected to Wi-fi and having at least 50 percent of their battery left. The OS caused the battery problem, because a bug kept the Setting Time Zone function track location constantly, eventually draining the battery power, even if the user hadn’t used the device, as much.


However, even after installing the update, users still complained of battery issues. One user posted on the Apple forums, "5.0.1 is a bust! I was one of the lucky ones getting two days out of a charge, albeit with a lot shut off.  After updating I am seeing my power drain at a much quicker rate. Nice."


Hopefully a solution to this new problem will come soon.

Published Date: Nov 12, 2011 01:01 pm | Updated Date: Nov 12, 2011 01:01 pm