Apple just released iOS 5.0.1 build number 9A405, a minor update to its mobile operating system fixing (hopefully) the iPhone 4S battery woes. The software arrives just a day following the iOS 5.0.1 release to certain end-users for testing and a week following a developers-only version.

In addition to battery fixes, iOS 5.0.1 also enables multitasking gestures on the original iPad (go to Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures), fixes the Smart Cover security flaw, resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud and improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.

You can update by connecting to iTunes and hitting the Check for Updates button in the Info pane or download an over-the-air update directly on the device (Settings > General > Software Update). Note that OTA update may not be available for everyone right away. If not, wait a little as these things take some time to propagate.

Full release notes and direct download links right below:

Here are your direct downloads links to iOS 5.0.1 build number 9A405:

•  iPhone 3GS • iPhone 4 GSM •  iPhone 4 CDMA •  iPhone 4S •  iPad •  iPad 2 WiFi •  iPad 2 AT&T •  iPad 2 Verizon) •  iPod touch 3rd gen •  iPod touch 4th gen

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

• Fixes bugs affecting battery life • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Products compatible with this software update:

• iPhone 4S • iPhone 4 • iPhone 3GS • iPad 2 • iPad • iPod touch (4th generation) • iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

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