Apple has begun testing a new update for its iOS operating system, version 5.0.1, in a bid to stamp out battery issues plaguing some owners of the newly launched iPhone 4S.
The unreleased fix has been seeded out to select individuals who complained about the battery life being inexplicably drained by almost ten per cent every hour. Inundated with complaints, Apple revealed it has found ‘a few bugs’ – one of which is apparently a time zone glitch that causes the iPhone to check for the time 24/7 – and is hard at work on a solution.
No timeframe has been given as to when the rest of those affected can expect to receive the patch. We’re estimated it will take at least another week or two, or perhaps more depending on whether it actually works or not.
In the meantime, if you’re suffering from battery drains, we advise you turn off the ‘Set Automatically’ toggle for Date & Time in the Settings app and also disable any unnecessary push notifications and apps that use your location.
In addition to bug fixes, iOS 5.0.1 also brings improved Siri options for Aussies, multitasking gestures for the first generation iPad and other performance tweaks.
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