Should I upgrade iPhone 4s to iOS 5.0.1

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  1. KyRoamer
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    I am not having a battery problem (short but not awful). Should I stay at 5.0?
     
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    I haven't noticed a battery issue either but decided to update the iOS. I figured why not. What do you think of the 4S? I love it so far.
     
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    Wife uses it and loves it as well. have not upgraded yet. Not sure why we should. If it isn't broke, why fix it.
     
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    What about the upgrade for iPad? I don't think mine has any baterry issues.
    :confused:
     
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    I have a feeling this "battery problem" is only encountered by people making liberal use of location-based functions (and possibly iCloud syncing). The GPS chip has sucked the life out of both my iPhone 3G and 4, and I don't see how the 4S's chip makes a difference in that aspect.
     
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    From all the discussions, it is a glitch in software, not usage pattern. The GPS chip indeed does not make a difference, since the issue is software, not hardware.

    To the OP: might as well wait and see what 5.0.2 looks like shortly, beta is already out. Otherwise wait for an update that actually has some functionality improvements/additions.
     
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    The various software apps that use your location can eat the battery. This is why people say the GPS is an issue.

    I've been told the upgrade is a complete back-up, wipe clean, install new iOS and then hopefully restore. Not wanting to do this often, I will wait for 5.0.2 or maybe even 5.1. Releases with an 0 always worry me.
     
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    Just adding another data point...I've updated to 5.0.1 without issue. I didn't have battery issues before the upgrade and still don't have them.
     
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    I have updated iPhone 4s and iPad to 5.0.1 without incident or benefit as far as I can tell ;)
     
  10. KyRoamer
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    For most there was no benefit. We will wait for 5.0.2 and then wait to be sure it is not buggy.

    Any reason not to do an overnight OTA update? Any reason to do OTA vs from the computer?
     
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    My experience with the OTA upgrade was good. It was quicker than I thought it'd be. Although I figure hard wire upgrades are usually safer (fewer variables that could cause problems).
     
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    Someone said that hard wire upgrades involved a backup, wipe, download of new OS and restore. That scares me. Setting up my various email accounts took time and I've lost contacts before.

    I was told the OTA update did not do a wipe. is that true?
     
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    When I performed the update, it didn't look like it did a wipe (it seemed too fast to have done that). That being said, I also don't know if it did a full backup either. Not having a backup scares me a bit more than backing up and fully restoring from the backup.
     
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    Yes, the OTA update is just about 48MB takes about three minutes to download and about five minutes to finish the update. The OTA updates are delta updates only.

    the itunes (connected) process will most likely continue as a backup, wipe, install os, restore, re-sync as it has been for years. I think the advantage of this is to force a backup for users, which the OTA just won't do.
     
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    I did the wired update the day it came out - never do it the day it comes out - just too busy in the apples servers... it did backup and gave me a scare when it could not restore my backup - but I restarted the process and it worked ... whew!
     
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    I got stuck in recovery mode for five hours during my day one iOS 5 update. I must have restarted the process at least thirty times.
     
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    Anti-virus software prevented me from doing the update via iTunes.

    I did it OTA on both iPhone and iPad flawlessly.

    Update now? Would wait until 5.0.2 comes out.....any day now.
     
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    Agree.
     
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    Touche. I was just complaining to the GF about weak batt. life. I turned off 3G and am charging much less frequently (I have not updated). GF updated her 4 last week and says she notices no batt. life difference. Updated iPad a two weeks ago, but never had battery issues with that beast.
     
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    I have the old Iphone 4..... should I upgrade the OS...???
     
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    I did and have no problems. In fact I really like it.
     
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    I am running it on a 3Gs. Like the features but I is sluggish. May not be as much of an issue on newer hardware.

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    Running it on a 3Gs as well I tho where this is my first iPhone (got it free from At&T last month), I can't speak to the sluggishness as anything is faster than my old non-smart phone ;) but one thing I do like is the iMessage feature (as does goalie-mom on her wifi only iPad2) which has cut my text message volume in half ;) :D
     
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