Welcome back all! The second iOS 5 beta came out last Saturday. I immediately updated. I quickly started to notice the battery life draining with in hours of taking my phone off of the charger. Since beta 2 I have noticed that most of the battery problems are fixed. I'm sure Apple has some more refining to do; I can easily go 2 days again without having to worry.
As I mentioned in my last post about iOS 5 some key features were there. Since the update the OS is more stable and 2 more features were added.
* Syncing with iTunes over WiFi
* Backing up to iCloud
When backing up to iCloud, you have to be careful. Your backup can rack up a hefty size very fast. iCloud backs up your Camera Roll, App Data, Documents, and Settings. This is very useful, because if you have downloaded a game, backed up to iCloud and had to restore your phone for some reason, you can now restore from the "Cloud" and all of your apps will start downloading at the same time and you will have all your saved game data back as well.
For WiFi syncing it is very useful. Its nice to sit on your couch and just press "Sync Now" and set your phone down or keep doing what ever you were doing. Bear in mind that it is not really recommended (during the beta anyway) to have 6 app updates and then sync a whole bunch of music. If you have a few things and want to do a "quick sync" it is awesome.
Thanks for joining me today! Stay tuned for new iOS 5 beta updates!