New in iOS 5.1: Go to this address

Ever since iOS 5.1 was released last week, we started looking for new features that would have been quietly added to the iPhone or iPad. Two major ones were quickly found, both related to the data settings of your iPhone.

The first one unofficially turns your AT&T iPhone 4S into a 4G device, and the second one brings back the 3G toggle in the settings of your iPhone, assuming you are not using AT&T.

And now, a subtle new feature has surfaced to…

If you open a new page in Safari on your iPhone, the address bar, which used to show nothing but white space, now offers to “go to this address.” Tap on it to start typing the URL of the site you want to visit, and you’re on your way for some mobile web browsing.

And that’s all there is to it. It’s a very slight and simple addition that polishes up the look of Safari on your iDevice.

Additionally, when you open a blank page in Safari, your list of bookmarks doesn’t automatically pop up as it used to be. Again, very subtle but it probably makes your Safari experience that much better.

Have you found anything new in iOS 5.1? If so, make sure to let us know.

[Thanks Harrison Gomez]