iOS 5.1 now available for download

By , Mar 7, 2012

Following its media event that just ended, as promised, Apple has just released its iOS 5.1 update. The new update, which has a nice list of features, is now available in a 180MB over the air update.

The most notable features for iOS 5.1 include Siri support for Japanese users, a new camera app for iPad, and a new camera shortcut.

iOS 5.1 is available for the iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, and iPod touch 3G. Additionally, Apple released iOS 5.0 for the Apple TV 3, and Apple TV 2.

iOS 5.1′s full change log:

As expected, if you download Apple’s iOS 5.1 you will be losing your jailbreak.

If you’re having trouble downloading OTA, you can download iOS 5.1 directly from our downloads page until it hits iTunes. iOS 5.1 should be available on iTunes soon, with iTunes 10.6 launching around the same time.

We’ll be back in a few minutes with a hands-on of iOS 5.1′s new features. Stay tuned!

Update: Apple has also just released iTunes 10.6. Get downloading!

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  • John Nathan Madrigal

    i just updated, i hope the jailbreak be available later on today !!

    • http://twitter.com/locuturus Melvin Wong

      why would you update when there were repeated warnings not to? seeing as how long the 5.0.1 jailbreak took, will be waiting for a while…. not that i hope it won’t be quick, but yea…… =p

      • John Nathan Madrigal

        imore say to update. jailbreak tool would be available by tomorrow.

      • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

        lol not likely…

      • Anonymous

        Well good luck with that dumba%$ — we’ll see you on imore tomorrow crying about the lack of a jailbreak…

      • Anonymous

        Where did imore post this?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arthur-Ribeiro/100000334723179 Arthur Ribeiro

        Is there any features wich jailbreakers can`t launch on cydia? : P
        Also, that camera allways showing on lockscreen was a idea taken from a cydia tweak.

      • http://twitter.com/2morebatteries AAAA

        I think my sarcasm meter is working.

    • Metroview

      You’re an idiot if you hope something will happen today. You better have an A4 or older device and SHSH blobs, otherwise I look forward to you pleading and begging for your dumb decision.

    • Anonymous

      You’re joking right? lol I don’t think they will even bother with 5.1 jailbreak seeing as how much work went into the 5.0.1 (especially on A5) devices. If anyone is contemplating updating to 5.1 and you’re on a jailbroken 5.0.1 device – I warn you, DO NOT update! It’s not worth it for the minor fixes on the 5.1 update.

    • http://twitter.com/MattGregg97 Matt

      You fail

    • Anonymous

      Wait for a jailbreak, then update.
      You did it the wrong way round…

    • http://www.facebook.com/Jordan2611 Jordan Jie McPhie

      TWAT!!

    • Anonymous

      Enjoy losing ur jail break. No way in hell I am going to update my iPad.

    • Luke Row

      Love how everyone got trolled.

  • Anonymous

    How do you know it has a nice list of features when it has just came out 2 minutes ago?

    • michiel josephs

      the beta’s were available before

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001472777535 Ahmad Jamal

        no that was 5.0.1 now its 5.1

      • http://twitter.com/MattGregg97 Matt

        There were still betas for iOS 5.1

    • Anonymous

      if you click more info it lists all the feautres.

  • http://twitter.com/KhaledWaili خالد الوايلي

    think

  • http://twitter.com/m4hbub56 Mahbub Hussain

    Can’t wait for it to be jailbroken

  • http://twitter.com/sivkai Siv

    There’s no 5.1 until there’s a jailbroken 5.1.

  • Anonymous

    is the At&t network icon update the rumored 4G indicator?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-YoDuh-Castillo/674406718 Angel YoDuh Castillo

    “Updated AT&T Nework Indicator”?? whats that mean. the ATT logo is going to look different or something?..i don’t want to update an loose my jailbreak lol

    • Anonymous

      AT&T iPhones 4S now have 4G indicator where 3G used to be. Which is not true because it’s not supported but whatever, it’s there now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

        it says 4G because it has the same speed as 4G. did you miss the iPhone 4S keynote?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-YoDuh-Castillo/674406718 Angel YoDuh Castillo

        Lol I did miss it. Been a busy day. Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      If the marketing department says it is 4G then it is 4G. Simple as that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ilkim.sezen İlkim Sezen

    When do you think the jailbreak for iPhone 4S iOS 5.1 will come out?

    • Anonymous

      What kind of a question is that, why do people always ask this shit as soon as a new firmware comes out !!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

        cuz people want to jailbreak on the new iOS. isn’t it obvious?

      • Anonymous

        Duhhhh obviously, the point is that asking when a jailbreak will be released is like asking how long a piece of string is and asking on the day the new firmware is released is just retarded !!

  • http://twitter.com/Reelin101 Auguste Nahas

    DOES IT fiX BATTERY LIFEE?!?!?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to know too.
      This version was rumored to have a battery fix (again), but that’s nowhere to be found in the changelog.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

        the change log mentioned fixing bugs causing battery problems.

      • Anonymous

        Completely didn’t see that for some reason… o_O

        Anyway, does they actually fix it this time?

    • Luke Row

      It does for me, imo it’s worth dejailbreaking for.

  • http://www.twitter.com/titogeorgies Tito Georgie

    I’ll be back when “jailbreak for 5.1 now available for download”

  • http://twitter.com/Adeeb246 Adeeb Afshar

    I have a jail broken iPhone 4S and know if I restore my phone on my computer I lose the jailbreak. But if I update my phone via over-the-air update in the settings, will I lose it still or will it screw up my phone? I don’t really care about losing the jailbreak, just more concerned about screwing up my phone

    • http://twitter.com/DHW2 Dave Weinstock

      over-the-air updates won’t install on a Jailbroken iPhone even if you try. If you REAAALLYYY want 5.1 you can fresh install iOS 5.1 using iTunes on your computer, but there is really nothing 5.1 offers thats worth loosing the 5.0.1 jailbreak.

      • Anonymous

        Not that I’m saying you are wrong on your comment. But apple issued alotta updates toward their apps.. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers… and if your not on 5.1, then your out of luck. Which is kind of weird, they updated the Remote and the Book app.. but it’s not a requirement of 5.1. There are really being very picky with what is required. Looks like they are toying with the jailbreaking community… it seems odd to me.

    • Marcello Cancemi

      Just use iTunes. Click on restore ;) You will lose all the data, so do a backup before ;)

    • Marcello Cancemi

      Just use iTunes. Click on restore ;) You will lose all the data, so do a backup before ;)

  • http://twitter.com/amad_ahmed01 Amad

    No way man i’m not getting rid of my JB for this crap. It would be just disrespectful to pod2g & co. someone who has update let me know if the battery fix is true.

    • Luke Row

      the battery fix worked

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001472777535 Ahmad Jamal

    i will not update until the jailbreak come

    • emal bazger

      No one is forcing you to do the update now no one cares what you do how you do and when would you do.

  • http://flavors.me/mile MILE

    So, did they actually break shortcuts now…?! That would really suck now that I’ve gotten used to those and they still don’t offer any kind of “official” alternative…

    • http://flavors.me/mile MILE

      Yup, I just finished installing iOS 5.1 and shortcuts don’t work anymore…! :(((

      • http://twitter.com/2morebatteries AAAA

        Apple doing what they do best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randle1 Phil Randle

    Honestly the only feature that interests me to update is the slide up camera on the lockscreen which could prob be a jailbreak tweak anyway. Not updating, now where is the Apple TV update? :)

  • John Nathan Madrigal

    I updated and my phone is still jailbroken. :)

    • Anonymous

      Not possible…

    • http://twitter.com/T_Landefeld Trason Landefeld

      Impossible. If you did indeed JB and were hoping for a new JB to come out today then you must be fairly new to the whole JBing world.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ChRiSgEE.NO1 Chris Gee

      How is that possible ?

      • Anonymous

        It isn’t…

      • Anonymous

        Although I myself hit install and it started installing the update :)

  • http://twitter.com/ZyGangster ZyGangster

    wasn’t this version rumored to have Siri dictation for older devices

    • https://twitter.com/#!/alexjdz Alex Diaz

      No.

  • Anonymous

    My phone cant do the OTA update right now. Wonder why?

    • http://twitter.com/AlamarMarine Spencer B

      I am Jailbroken on the 4S and I just clicked on OTA update. It’s downloading to my handset right now. When does ths bum out?? Is there any way to stop the update. I have rebooted but the download is continuing right now. I thought that OTA didn’t work when Jailbroken???

      What’s goi g to happen? I’m a bit scared!,,

      • http://twitter.com/AlamarMarine Spencer B

        Phew!!!

        Finished downloading the update then whilst installing it, it said that an error occurred.

        I had a bit of a panic attack on then

    • George Somers

      Only unbroken iphones running 5.0 or 5.0.1 can do OTA update.

    • George Somers

      Only unbroken iphones running 5.0 or 5.0.1 can do OTA update.

  • http://twitter.com/lifehacker00 LiFE HACker

    Does anyone know what’s the new camera app in iPad all about??

    • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

      Yah, it can take photo. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

      it has an easier way of capturing the photo and there’s no bars at the bottom of the screen.

  • Cloudi Windi

    I remember there a tweak to hide system update, what is it agian Jeff?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595204020 Amit Margalit

    What about the kakaotalk app exploit? I hope we would really have the option to jailbreak like that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595204020 Amit Margalit

    What about the kakaotalk app exploit? I hope we would really have the option to jailbreak like that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683087412 Javed Mian

    is there any special feature in 5.1?

    • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

      Yah, you can remove your jb easily with 5.1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

      you can make siri talk in japanese…

    • emal bazger

      you’ll get a new baseband. like 00.00.00 which is not unlockable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1280559972 Ryan Hicks

    If I update with my jailbreak, will I just no longer be jailbroken or will my phone be wiped/bricked?

    • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

      U’ll loose jb. Your iphone will not brick.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1280559972 Ryan Hicks

        Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    IOS 5.1. IS AWESOME!!!!! BATTERY LASTs 3X MORE THAN BEFORE…..i dont know what they did….but after months of waiting……they did it….thanks apple

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

      you managed to test the battery life in few hours?
      do you have some sort of time traveling device?
      cuz if you do, then you shouldn’t bring your iPhone with you through time. just transport yourself to see if it lasted that long or not…

  • http://www.facebook.com/f.leon.live Francisco J Leon

    I’m going for the update over the jailbreak for the only reason that I want the fixes for the battery bug, besides losing the jailbreak is not a big deal because there is no stop to the jailbreak community, there will be another jailbreak sooner or later.

  • http://twitter.com/FootstepsOfTobi Justine Tobi Dayao

    show us the new features!!! video please!

  • http://twitter.com/KeBaBINHO92 KeBaBINHO

    Hi should i update from 4.3.3 to 5.1 on my iphone 4. The main reason i don’t update is because of the battery issues but will this improve the battery to normal?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alborz-Heydaryan/100001666434300 Alborz Heydaryan

      you sir are the most paranoid person on earth.
      you’re probably the last person on earth upgrading from 4.3.3 on an iPhone 4.

    • emal bazger

      No you shouldn’t update it to IOS 5, cause the previous IOS 4.3.3 works on gevey sim and the latest versions don’t work. by preserving your device baseband well make you in the trouble needs alot of setups to get the signal bar back. it’s up to you good luck.

  • http://twitter.com/FootstepsOfTobi Justine Tobi Dayao

    i want to update, but I need to preserve my baseband to unlock and yah, a jailbreak. that new lockscreen is cool.

  • http://twitter.com/MrSpendItAll_YB YB

    this update takes hours to download

  • http://twitter.com/jimharrell1 Jim Harrell

    Damn I hate liars!
    Why would you say you updated without losing jailbreak? There are some people that will actually believe you and end up losing there jailbreaks. Be careful- karma really is a bitch. Don’t listen to the fool. Keep your 5.0.1 and great Cydia tweaks guys. Ignore the fool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/khalil.awada Khalil Awada

    without facebook share in photo stream this update worth nothing

    • emal bazger

      Talk about TWITTER no FACEBOOK anymore.