A minor update for your iOS devices have been released by Apple today. iOS version 5.1.1 is an update to version 5.1 that was released alongside the new iPad. This software is available for free on any iOS devices running 5.1 and 5.0. If your devices is running an older version of iOS, you may or may not be able to upgrade to the latest operating system, depending on how recent your device is. To see if you can get the update, just follow the procedure below to get the update. If you can get the update, following the procedure will get you the update; if you can’t, you will get a notice saying that no update is available for your device.

According to Apple, here’s what the update includes, along with security updates:

  • 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

How to Get the Update

If you are running iOS 5.0 or higher, getting the update is easy. First, open up the Settings app and tap “General”. Then, tap “Software Update”. You can review the update and its terms of service and install it from there. Note: You will need an internet connection to install this update.

If you are a version of iOS prior to 5.0 (such as 4x or 3x) you will need to use iTunes. Simply plug in the device to your PC and open iTunes. (If you don’t have it installed, download it from here). Wait for the device to show up on iTunes on the left sidebar. Select your device and click on the “Software Update” button.

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