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Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 Update to Fix Issues With AirPlay and HDR Photos

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Cupertino Company Apple has just released an incremental software update for iOS devices, bumping the version number up to 5.1.1 and fixing some problems to boot.

Aiming to fix various issues with features linked to the Camera app and music playback, iOS 5.1.1 is available to download now for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Users can install either by plugging their gadget into a PC or Mac and using iTunes, or by connecting to Wi-Fi and heading into Settings > General > Software Update to install the update cable-free.

Since the update to iOS 5.1, some users have been experiencing issues when taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs after sliding to unlock straight into the camera app, which was a new feature added by Apple in that software update. This problem is one of the major fixes in iOS 5.1.1.

The update also fixes an issue which may affect iPad 3G + Wi-Fi users, whereby the iPad is unable to switch between 3G and 2G cellular networks.

iOS devices are capable of streaming music and video over Wi-Fi using AirPlay, although since the update some users have experienced issues in streaming video – thankfully that is also now fixed.

Synchronisation of bookmarks and the reading list feature from the Safari browser on iOS devices to your PC or Mac has now been improved, and is said to be much more reliable after the update.

Finally, a minor issue whereby a device would throw up the error “unable to purchase” when downloading from either iTunes or the App Store, when in fact the purchase was successful, has been patched.

iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users can get the update now by plugging in to a PC or Mac and using iTunes, or by checking in Settings. Your device should tell you an update is available in the next couple of days, so get installing!

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