iOS 5.1.1 running on a first-generation iPad
|Latest build||9B208 (5.1.1 Revised Update)|
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.
Devices can now be set up, activated, and configured without connecting to a computer.
Siri, Apple's voice assistant, has been added with this release for the iPhone 4S.
- 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.
- 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
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
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.
The Reminders app has been added, which allows users to create lists of tasks with date-based or location-based alerts.
Newsstand has been added, which is a special folder that displays the user's purchased newspapers and magazines. New issues would be downloaded automatically.
- Tabbed browsing has been added to the iPad.
- On the iPad 2, users now have the ability to search within a web page.
- Private Browsing has been added, which can be enabled from the Settings app.
- Web pages can now be added to the new Reading List folder.
- System updates can now be installed via Settings.
- System-wide integration with Twitter has been added.
- The iPod app has been replaced by separate Music and Videos apps.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.
- The "Pinch to Close" gesture has been added to the iPad 2.
- On iPad models, the keyboard can be undocked from the bottom of the screen and could be split into two half-keyboards.
- Several new accessibility options have been added.