There were several iOS 5 users who experienced a short battery life from their devices. Apple responded quickly and released iOS 5.0.1 to patch the battery-draining issue. The first users who received the update were members of the AppleSeed program, which provide pre-release software to real-world users.
Users who installed iOS 5.0.1 would not be able to downgrade to iOS 5. They could upgrade to the final software once it is released to the public. Update to Siri was also available for users in Australia, as well as iPad multi-tasking improvements.
Apple Stores are asked to rule out hardware issue first when customers come with issues with regards to their device’s battery life. If there were no hardware issues found with the device, the customer will be told about the bugs found in iOS 5 that affects the battery life. The customers would then be told that a software update would be release in a few weeks.
Apple released iOS 5.0.1 to developers with six updates. It fixed the bugs with regards to the battery life, resolved the bugs with documents in the cloud, added multitasking gestures for the iPad, improved security, improved the voice recognition for Australian users, and incorporated a new method for developers to select files that should remain on the device.