Apple has just released version 2.1 of the iPhone 3G software. If you’re like me and this is your first time to update your iPhone’s OS, you’d probably had a hard time. Just a bit of advice when updating your iPhone software, don’t even think about downloading the OS if you’re at home and using any of the broadband internet connection. I’ve got a MyDSL connection and it took me several tries at downloading the OS until I finally gave up. It would be better if you can go to a Wi-Fi hotspot and download the OS using their connection.
Anyway, if Internet connection speed is not a problem, go ahead and update your iPhone’s software. Just connect your iPhone to your PC and the iTunes apps will fire up and ask you to update. If you have an iTunes version lower than version 8, you’ll will have to upgrade to that version first.
Here are the change log for the 2.1 Software Update:
- Decrease in call set-up failures and droppedÂ calls – unverified yet
- Significantly better battery life for mostÂ users – unverified yet
- Dramatically reduced time to backup toÂ iTunes – verified, yes
- Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and ExchangeÂ accounts – verified, yes
- Faster installation of 3rd partyÂ applications – definitely way faster now
- Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third partyÂ applications – unverified
- Improved performance in textÂ messaging – hmm, how?
- Faster loading and searching ofÂ contacts – a bit faster now
- Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strengthÂ display – definitely better now
- Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming textÂ messages – unverified yet
- Option to wipe data after ten failed passcodeÂ attempts – unverified
- Genius playlist creation – unfortunately, this is the coolest new feature and yet it is not available in the Philippines yet. Bummer!