1. Shooter03's Avatar
    Had a message come thru while I was on Facebook and my whole phone froze. Had to do a reset.
    11-29-2011 06:55 PM
  2. bonesb's Avatar
    About battery life, and given that it's only been a day since I updated both devices I am experiencing no issues.

    My CDMA iPhone 4 was off the charger at about 11 pm last night at full charge and 14 hours later the device was at 96% (running in the background: on Fetch, 6 email accounts - two iCloud, one Hotmail, two Exchange, one Google Sync; two calendar accounts - one iCloud, one Exchange; two Google Voice accounts; time zone setting off; I don't use Twitter/FB).

    My ATTWS device didn't fare so well but better than it has in the past, but it saw heavy use between 10 pm and 1 am. At about 7 this morning the % indicator showed about 65% charge left when typically it's been down around 40%. I'm not troubled by the battery life of this device given its heavy usage (emailing, phone calls).

    I'm about 2 miles from the nearest antenna for both providers.

    Twice lately, I'd without thinking about it left one app open that uses GPS - INRIX - and the morning battery remaining had been in the low 30s after a full charge the night before. I couple of other apps I use that use Location Services - Touchbase and Smart Planner - can run the battery dry, even when they're not open. YMMV.
    11-29-2011 06:56 PM
  3. RobActivatesiOS5's Avatar
    I've noticed improved battery life, finally. I'm a little too lazy to post screen shots, so you'll just have to take my word on it (sorry!), but I honestly think most testers will either have equal or better battery life with this update, as opposed to before, where results were scattered.

    I haven't found anything large per se, other than what seems to be less battery leakage when idle or being used slightly. Also, I found a nice detail that was refined. When you type a word incorrectly and the iPhone autosuggests the word, the box surrounding that word is now smaller and rounder. It looks cleaner. I'm definitely excited for little changes like this, as I enjoy for the whole package to feel tighter.

    As others have reported though, nothing major found (yet).
    11-29-2011 07:37 PM
  4. donblay's Avatar
    So far I haven't noticed much new except a whole bunch of new emoticons. They don't show up in the emoji keyboard, but I had keyboard shortcuts for them from before. They used to be black & white unicode characters now fully colored emoticons.
    11-30-2011 09:44 AM
  5. rlewisphilly's Avatar
    installed 5.1 on the ipad2; igoogle home page on safari no longer works! you end up at main google search page. The install was weird; installation of all of the apps froze, and had to tap each one individually to finish restore/install. iphone 4s loading now; no issues with install at this point.
    11-30-2011 10:03 AM
  6. gizbug's Avatar
    Hearing a lot of reports the battery is worse in 5.1 beta. going to AVOID for now.

    iOS 5.1 Beta Breaks Home Screen Shortcuts, Doesn't Help With Battery Life | Redmond Pie
    11-30-2011 05:03 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Not for me. Much improved. Each release will make it better for some, not so much for others. It's been that way since iOS 1.
    11-30-2011 05:10 PM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    is there an official change log?
    yes but it gives really no good info
    11-30-2011 05:17 PM
  9. Druce's Avatar
    The only UI change I have seen so far is in the Setting app, under Music. In 5.0.1, it only allowed you to turn on or off iTunes Match, and allowed you to select whether or not to "Show All Music". In 5.1, they added the ability to turn on/off "Use Cellular Data".

    This probably came after a whole bunch of people got dinged for transferring 8GB or more of music using a 2GB data plan. I can only imagine the bill....



    By the way, is anybody else out there frustrated that you can't turn on/off "Show All Music" from within the Music app? The use case of "I just remembered, I want that song from iTunes Match" of jump out of the Music App, Go to the Settngs App, turn on "Show All Music", go back to Music, download the song, Go back to settings, turn off "show all music" go back to Music and play. It just seems a little not well thought out.
    11-30-2011 05:52 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    The only UI change I have seen so far is in the Setting app, under Music.
    You didn't look deep enough for UI changes. Another change is in mail and text messaging. If you compose a new message in mail, you'll notice they shrunk the space bar and added an @ and . on the keyboard. Switch to the body of the message, it'll go back the normal way. Same for messaging.
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    11-30-2011 05:58 PM
  11. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I just noticed that my pics don't seem to be showing up in Windows upside-down any more when I take them using the volume + button (with buttons facing up).
    11-30-2011 08:12 PM
  12. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Face detection seems to be working far better in this build also.


    Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
    11-30-2011 09:06 PM
  13. Shooter03's Avatar
    Face detection seems to be working far better in this build also.
    Now that you mention it i did notice it working alot better.
    12-01-2011 02:11 AM
  14. zm976311's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5.0.1, 2.5 hours of usage left me at 39%. Today, 5.1 b1, same amount of usage has me at 56%.
    Did you do a full discharge or just updated and let it go? From what it seems on iOS5, people fully discharge their phones and they experience incredible battery life for the next cycle and after that it's back to normal. So if you didn't do a discharge that's very encouraging.
    12-01-2011 11:32 AM
  15. NoleScream's Avatar
    The only UI change I have seen so far is in the Setting app, under Music. In 5.0.1, it only allowed you to turn on or off iTunes Match, and allowed you to select whether or not to "Show All Music". In 5.1, they added the ability to turn on/off "Use Cellular Data".

    This probably came after a whole bunch of people got dinged for transferring 8GB or more of music using a 2GB data plan. I can only imagine the bill....



    By the way, is anybody else out there frustrated that you can't turn on/off "Show All Music" from within the Music app? The use case of "I just remembered, I want that song from iTunes Match" of jump out of the Music App, Go to the Settngs App, turn on "Show All Music", go back to Music, download the song, Go back to settings, turn off "show all music" go back to Music and play. It just seems a little not well thought out.
    You can turn of the Cellular Data in 5.0.1 under Settings -> Store -> Use Cellular Data fwiw.
    12-01-2011 11:54 AM
  16. ghostface147's Avatar
    Did you do a full discharge or just updated and let it go? From what it seems on iOS5, people fully discharge their phones and they experience incredible battery life for the next cycle and after that it's back to normal. So if you didn't do a discharge that's very encouraging.
    Updated and let it go.
    12-01-2011 01:01 PM
  17. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    You didn't look deep enough for UI changes. Another change is in mail and text messaging. If you compose a new message in mail, you'll notice they shrunk the space bar and added an @ and . on the keyboard. Switch to the body of the message, it'll go back the normal way. Same for messaging.
    That's in 5.01 already.
    12-01-2011 01:42 PM
  18. ghostface147's Avatar
    That's in 5.01 already.
    Well damn, you're right. I guess I just never noticed. Fudge.
    12-01-2011 02:08 PM
  19. sharky2006's Avatar
    is there a way to go back to 5.0.1? I feel as if my battery life got much worse... unless its just bad reception thats making it drop so badly...
    12-01-2011 03:59 PM
  20. ghostface147's Avatar
    is there a way to go back to 5.0.1? I feel as if my battery life got much worse... unless its just bad reception thats making it drop so badly...
    In a word..................no.
    12-01-2011 04:18 PM
  21. hellomiggy's Avatar
    is there a way to go back to 5.0.1? I feel as if my battery life got much worse... unless its just bad reception thats making it drop so badly...
    Plug-In your Phone
    Turn it off
    Put Phone into DFU Mode (Videos on YouTube)
    Shift + Restore for Windows/Option + Restore for Mac
    Select .ipsw and Restore

    Did mine yesterday... Just make sure you have your 5.0.1 .ipsw

    iPhone, iPod, iPad and Firmware/Software Download

    The Link ^ up there is a website where you can download the .ipsw.
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    12-01-2011 04:54 PM
  22. sharky2006's Avatar
    Ok thanks, I do know how to do it I just wasn't 100% sure it was possible. Thanks.
    12-01-2011 04:58 PM
  23. hellomiggy's Avatar
    Ok thanks, I do know how to do it I just wasn't 100% sure it was possible. Thanks.
    Your Welcome...
    12-01-2011 05:02 PM
  24. aNz's Avatar
    Anymore updates on battery life mate?
    12-03-2011 07:35 PM
  25. circlez's Avatar
    Anymore updates on battery life mate?
    Agreed. I'm quite interested to find out. I don't particularly want to pony up $100 to find out.
    12-03-2011 11:40 PM
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