Do You Use An iPhone 5? Update Your Smartphone To Continue Using It

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If you're using the Apple iPhone 5 then this is going to be very important for you. This is the time when your iPhone needs a critical iOS software update, else you will lose your phone forever because it will stop working. According to the report, Appl is sending notifications to all the iPhone 5 users that the GPS changes are going to take place in November which is the only reason for this major update. Here are the details:

Do You Use An iPhone 5? Update Your Smartphone To Continue Using It

 

As per the company, all the iPhone 5 users are notified to do the over-the-air update before November 3. iPhone 5 models will stop connecting to the internet if you fail to do the OTA update. This update is to resolve the GPS time rollover issue which began in April this year. It is a feature which requires the right date and time for the smartphone to work.

"Starting just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019, iPhone 5 will require an iOS update to maintain accurate GPS location and to continue to use functions that rely on correct date and time including App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing. This is due to the GPS time rollover issue that began affecting GPS-enabled products from other manufacturers on April 6, 2019. Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019," says Apple, in an official statement.

This update will allow the iPhone 5 models to maintain an accurate GPS location. Apps like App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing require accurate date and time to work.

Do You Use An iPhone 5? Update Your Smartphone To Continue Using It

 

You can update your iPhone 5 by following these simple steps:

  • On your iPhone 5, you need to head to the Setting app.
  • From the list, you have to select the General setting.
  • On the top of the list, you can find Software Update, tap on it and it will start searching for the new update.
  • Tap on Update to download and install, which will start downloading the update file.
  • Once the download is done, you can see a popup seeking your permission to install the update.
  • Tap on Yes and it will start the installation process.
  • Your smartphone might boot up a couple of time but don't worry it will update and restart of its own.

Also so note that the storage of your smartphone is enough to download and install the update. Also, the device has to be more than 30 per cent charged otherwise it will not update. Apple iPhone 5 users will get iOS software version number 10.3.4.

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