If you are using the iPhone 5 Apple smartphone, then this short news is for you. To continue using some key online features, Apple alerts iPhone 5 users to update to the latest iOS version. This early warning is to make sure all iPhone 5 users get ready before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019.
According to the information from Apple’support website, starting just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019,* iPhone 5 will require an iOS update in order to use key functions like; GPS, App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing.
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The updated software version number should be 10.3.4.
To avoid any restricted use of your iPhone 5 device, you will need to update to iOS V10.3.4 before the 3rd of October 2019.
The reason Apple is urging iPhone 5 users to update is due to the fact that the GPS time rollover issue that began affecting GPS-enabled products from other manufacturers on April 6, 2019.
So, if your device isn’t running on iOS V10.3.4, you should quickly update it. You can check the current version by going to Settings >> General >> About Phone, and check the version there.
Says Apple” If the update to iPhone 5 is not completed by November 3, 2019, you will be required to back up and restore using a Mac or PC in order to update because over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup will not work.”
That said, this problem won’t affect a large number of iPhone users since the recent iDevices are already running on iOS 11 and above.