As you know, Apple has pushed out the update of iOS. Have you updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 5.1? I have already upgraded my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1. If you’re still considering whether you should upgrade the iOS, check out some of the favorite features come with the update.
1. Improved Camera Shortcut on Lock Screen
Since the release of iOS 5, Apple has added the Camera shortcut on Lock Screen. However, not all iPhone users know about it. Prior to iOS 5.1, you have to press the Home button twice to bring up the camera shortcut. Now, Apple’s engineers have made a minor improvement. The camera shortcut can be easily accessible. It’s now always visible on Lock Screen. You can simply tap and hold the camera shortcut and then slide up to activate the Camera app.
2. Camera Face Detection
In iOS 5.1, as you shoot using the built-in Camera app, the app now highlights all detected faces.
3. Battery Life
So far, this is the favorite improvement for the iOS upgrade. It’s not uncommon users, particularly for those owning iPhone 4S, complain about the poor battery life after upgrading to iOS 5. Last December, Apple released the iOS 5.0.1 and claimed that the update improved the battery life. However, some iPhone 4S users still complained about the battery problem or the improvement was not noticeable.
I have upgraded my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1 two days ago. Look like this time, Apple has finally fixed the battery issue. Usually I have my iPhone fully charged before leaving home at 8:30 in the morning. I check email and browse the web while I’m on the way to office. In the past, the battery life used to go down to 78% at around 11A.M. With the same usage, my iPhone 4S running on iOS 5.1 is at 90%. That’s quite an impressive improvement. At the end of the day, I still get 45% of battery life remaining. Cool, right?
This is not a scientific test and I have just upgraded my iPhone for a couple of days. I’m not sure iOS 5.1 fixes battery problem on all iOS devices. But so far, at least for my iPhone 4S, the improvement is quite noticeable.
Have you upgraded to iOS 5.1? Does it improve battery life on your device? Leave us comment and share your experience.