iOS 5.0.1 beta 2

It’s only been two days since Apple released the first beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, and already there’s an update. This afternoon iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 was released to developers.

You’ll need a $99 developer account to download the update, but if you have one you can grab the new software for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad from It’s also available as an over-the-air update which you can download over WiFi.

For the most part iOS 5.0.1 is aimed at improving battery life. Many users had noted that iOS 5 was draining their batteries more quickly than iOS 4. The software update also brings multitasking gesture support to the original iPad, and a few other bug fixes and performance improvements.

The OS update is available for the iPhone 3GS and up, 3rd generation or newer iPod touch, or first or second generation iPad.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...