Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The iOS 5.1.1 update was quietly released by Apple today. It’s mainly a bug-fix release, but there is one new fix that is of interest to iPhoneographers. The new update “Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut”.

More on this update after the jump. >>>

I shoot from my Lock Screen in standard and HDR modes all the time and don’t think I’ve encountered this issue. Even if you haven’t, reliability improvements are always a good thing.

Here’s the list of fixes addressed in this update:

  • 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

The update is available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, and all iPad models. The full update is available by syncing your device through iTunes. You can also update directly on your device through the iPhone’s Settings app, General > Software Update.



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  • The update seems to have done something with my camera roll. Brought back some old photos which I deleted some time ago. Anyone have this happen?

    • Yep, that happened to me too. I just did the update last night and cleared my camera roll to only a handful of images, so I noticed it quick. Also seeing some anomalies with the camera now too, focusing issues and stuff, hoping a reboot will resolve!

  • I'm looking forward to iOS 6 release. This is gonna be huge!

  • Calhoun804

    Ok, so i just updated it but i was scared because everytime i update somin goes wrong, and now the main thing about this update dosent work…now i cant take any pics from my lock screen…it just does up then back do i down grade this software?

  • Miegle

    The update screwed the volume controls. Its intermitting on/mute. Only seems to work
    If headphone is plugged in. Even my bluetooth, music cuts out. And yes, it cuts out on all apps.

  • Ramadan


  • If you want to have a good system and performance in your iPhone or iPod touch then you need to download or install a latest and compatible iOS on it.