Apple has released a minor operating system update for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. While iOS 5.1.1 doesn’t add any major new features, it does offer a few bug fixes.

iOS 5.1.1

The improvements include an update that sometimes prevented the new iPad from moving between 2G and 3G wireless networks, and one that sometimes prevented users from streaming video from an iOS using the Apple AirPlay service.

Apple says iOS 5.1.1 also:

  • Improves Safari bookmark and reading list synchronization reliability
  • Improves the reliability of snapping HDR photos using the lock screen shortcut
  • Fixes a bug that caused an “unable to purchase” alert to pop up after some successful purchases.

You can download the update by firing up the Settings app on your device running iOS 5.0 or later, navigating to the “General” area, and selecting the “Software Update” option.

If you have a jailbroken device you should probably hold off on applying this update until tools are available to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1.

Update: If you have a device with an Apple A4 or earlier processor, you can already jailbreak iOS 5.1.1.

Brad Linder

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