Apple reminds iPhone 5 users to upgrade to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3. Apple Plans to update those iPhones so that the iCloud and App Store could function perfectly.
In July Apple released an updated iOS version for the older iPhone and iPad that even include iPhone 5. The most important update on that version is GPS location performance. Which therefore controlled the GPS time rollover issues. For the accurate GPS location and to use that depends on the correct date and time comprising App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing. So for that iPhone 5 as well as 4th generation iPads should be updated to 10.3.4. Although iOS 9.3.6 update is also available for the cellular models of the original iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4s.
According to Apple’s support document:
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.
If you have an iPhone 5 you can check out whether your device runs on iOS 10.3.4 by:
- Run the Settings app.
- Go to General -> About.
- Then look for the Software Version.
In fact, if iPhone 5 models are not updated in the time being by November 3, 2019. Then Apple says the consumer needs to backup and restore using a Mac or PC. As over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup will not work.