Apple on Monday released a new firmware update to its iOS 8 mobile OS that will improve performance on older devices, including the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.
The software update, iOS 8.1.1, went live on Monday. This is the third firmware update issued by Apple since the debut of iOS 8 last month.
According to Apple, the software update "includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s".
Technically, these devices supported iOS 8, but they soon suffered performance issues, according to several media reports.
With the iOS 8.1.1 release here, we've also tested the latest firmware update on the Apple iPad Air. And, thus far, there have been no major issues. Depending on the device and model, the software update size will vary. The size weighs in between 65MB and 364MB.
iOS 8.1.1 will be available as an Over the Air (OTA) update by navigating to Settings > General >Software Update on your Apple device.
Alternatively, if you want to update with iTunes, you can install the latest version of iTunes on your computer, then plug in your device to your computer, and select your device from iTunes.
It is essential to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch before beginning any system update.
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