If your iPhone 4s or iPad 2 have been slowing down since upgrading to iOS 8, today’s 8.1.1 update is designed to improve performance on those devices. The release isn’t as major as the feature-packed 8.1, which delivered Apple Pay to iOS devices, but it will fix a few bugs.
To install the update over the air, plug in your device and go through the standard Settings > General > Software Update routine.
OS X is also getting an update: 10.10.1 is here to fix Wi-Fi issues on Macs running Yosemite. Hundreds of complaints about Yosemite Wi-Fi problems have flooded Apple’s support forum since the OS upgrade was released last month. The complaints ranged from spotty connectivity to completely borked Wi-Fi.
To install the OS X upgrade, head on over to the Mac App Store and select Software Update.
Though Wi-Fi is the largest bug 10.10.1 aims to fix, the first update to Yosemite since the OS upgrade was released last month addresses a variety of complaints:
- Improves Wi-Fi reliability
- Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
- Resolves an issue that may prevent Mail from sending messages through certain email service providers
- Addresses an issue that prevents connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
- Resolves an issue where sharing services, Notification Center widgets and Actions may not be available
- Addresses an issue that could cause Notification Center settings to not be retained after a restart
- Addresses an issue that might prevent the Mac App Store from displaying certain updates
- Addresses an issue that might prevent some Mac mini computers from waking from sleep
- Resolves an issue that might prevent Time Machine from displaying older backups
- Addresses an issue that might prevent entering text in Japanese
If you were experiencing any of the above, let us know in the comments if 10.10.1 does the trick.