iOS 5.0.1 Won’t Fix Your Battery Life, But It Will Forget Your Contacts

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Apple issued its first iOS 5 update to the public yesterday — an update which was released to fix “bugs affecting battery life” under the latest firmware, amongst other issues. Following the update, however, users have reported that their battery life has seen no improvement, and that iOS 5.0.1 comes with more bugs of its own.

Paul Hontz of The Startup Foundry reports that the latest release introduces a new problem to the iPhone 4S which causes the device to forget your contact names when you receive calls and text messages.

Hontz has the contacts in his address book, but his iPhone shows their contact number rather than their name when they call or text. Hontz conducted a quick survey on Twitter, according to a The Next Web report, and discovered he’s not the only one with the problem.

Additionally, many users are reporting the update does not fix battery life issues at all on the fifth-generation iPhone. 9to5Mac found the support forums on Apple’s website are full of reports from disgruntled iOS 5 users who say the update has done nothing to improve their battery life. Some users who commented on the report also said they now have battery life issues where there were none before.

With so many complaints, it’s likely Apple will release yet another iOS 5 update to address these issues before long. It certainly won’t want the issue to become another “antennagate.”

What has iOS 5.0.1 been like for you?

[via The Next Web]