iOS 5

iOS 5
Version of iOS
IOS 5 logo.png
IOS 5.1.1 SpringBoard.PNG
iOS 5.1.1 running on a first-generation iPad
Version5.x
CodenameTelluride (5.0)
Hoodoo (5.1)
ArchitectureARM32
Latest build9B208 (5.1.1 Revised Update)
Release date2011-10-12
Replaces
iOS 4
Replaced by
iOS 6

iOS 5 is the fifth version of iOS that was released on 12 October 2011. It was first announced at WWDC 2011 on 6 June 2011. There are seven betas of iOS 5.0 that have been released.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Devices can now be set up, activated, and configured without connecting to a computer.

Siri[edit | edit source]

Siri, Apple's voice assistant, has been added with this release for the iPhone 4S.

Notifications[edit | edit source]

  • Notification Center has been added, which displays recent notifications.
  • Notifications will now briefly appear at the top of the screen as banners.
  • Notifications can now be viewed and opened from Lock Screen.

Camera and Photos[edit | edit source]

  • A shortcut to the Camera app has been added to the lock screen, which can be accessed by double-clicking the home button.
  • The volume buttons can now be used to take a picture.
  • An option to enable grid lines has been added.
  • Camera face detection now highlights all faces.
  • Editing tools have been added to the Photos apps. These include:
    • One-tap enhancement
    • Crop and rotate
    • Red-eye removal

iMessages[edit | edit source]

The new iMessages app has several new features, such as:

  • Read receipts
  • Group messages
  • Encrypted messages
  • Unlimited text, photo, and video messages
  • Wi-Fi support

Reminders[edit | edit source]

The Reminders app was added which allows users to create lists of tasks with date-based or location-based alerts.

iCloud[edit | edit source]

iCloud has been added, which replaces MobileMe.

  • Music, Photos, Documents, Apps, Contacts, and more can be synced in iCloud.
  • Apps and Books now have purchase history and can be automatically updated.

Newsstand[edit | edit source]

The Newsstand app was added. It is a special folder where the user's purchased newspapers and magazines are shown on a wooden shelf. New issues were downloaded automatically.

Settings[edit | edit source]

  • System updates can now be installed via Settings.
  • Several new accessibility options have been added.

iPad[edit | edit source]

  • The "Pinch to Close" gesture has been added to the iPad 2.
  • The keyboard can be undocked from the bottom of the screen and could be split into two half-keyboards.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The iPod app was replaced by separate Music and Videos apps.
  • Text in Mail can now be formatted with bold, italic, or underlines.
  • Personal photos can now be used for Game Center profiles.
  • System-wide integration with Twitter has been added.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

iOS 5.0[edit | edit source]

iOS 5.0.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 5.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 5.1.1[edit | edit source]