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Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working


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You may remember that, back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition.

 

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However, the problem is even more serious for iPhone 5. Apple is sending out alerts to iPhone 5 owners that their phones must be updated to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3. If the iPhone 5 is not updated in time, it will be unable to connect to the internet entirely, including web browsing in Safari, email, iCloud and App Store services.

 

 

iPhone 5 owners are seeing this rather hilariously-tall dialog appear on their phones to make them aware of how critical doing the update is. Apple has also released a support document to explain the details further.

 

This issue is specific to the iPhone 5, which was last sold in September 2013. To keep the phone functioning normally, update to the latest iOS 10.3.4 update before November 3.

 

If you miss that date, OTA updates and iCloud backup will no longer be possible as the phone will not be able to connect to the network. In that case, you will need to connect to a computer and restore with iTunes on a PC or Mac.

 

The GPS bug will begin impacting Apple hardware like the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display, and the fourth-generation iPad just before midnight UTC time on November 3. For those devices, not updating means that GPS features will stop working. For the iPhone 5, the consequences are much more severe.

 

To update to the bug-fix release, simply go to Settings -> Software Update.

 

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1 minute ago, Edward Raja said:

@steven36, there was a similar post on this before.

 

 

I seen that post  before i posted its different it talks  about gps bug not the fact  without IOS 10.3.4 iPhone 5 will stop working when you posted yours people were not getting the messages from apple yet .  GPS stop working and your internet and apple store  to stop working is two different things .

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14 minutes ago, steven36 said:

GPS stop working and your internet and apple store  to stop working is two different things .

 

The title of the post did talk about GPS bug, that is true. But here's the excerpt from what I have posted:

On 10/20/2019 at 10:30 AM, Edward Raja said:

Any device that is not updated prior to the November 3 deadline can expect GPS location issues as well as potential problems with keeping accurate date and time. The latter, in tern, could prevent the Apple gadgets from fetching further updates over the air and sync with certain online services like iCloud and email servers.

 

Now, an excerpt from what you post:

20 hours ago, steven36 said:

However, the problem is even more serious for iPhone 5. Apple is sending out alerts to iPhone 5 owners that their phones must be updated to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3. If the iPhone 5 is not updated in time, it will be unable to connect to the internet entirely, including web browsing in Safari, email, iCloud and App Store services.

 

Compare with the ones that are bolded, is it looks almost the same?

 

If you insist on saying these two are different things, well I just end my story here then.

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4 minutes ago, Edward Raja said:

 

The title of the post did talk about GPS bug, that is true. But here's the excerpt from what I have posted:

 

Now, an excerpt from what you post:

 

Compare with the ones that are bolded, is it looks almost the same?

 

If you insist on saying these two are different things, well I just end my story here then.

Well report it  and have it merged or locked   , im not a mod  or staff only thing i can do  if i dupe a post is change the topic to something else and since you posted in the  topic there no use in doing that .:lmao:

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@Edward Raja  @steven36   You're both right :)

 

Both topics are so close that under normal circumstances this topic would be merged into the older one.

 

But because it's such a serious issue, I feel it's best to leave this topic here to maximise visibility of the issue to any affected members. The older topic is no longer on the first page of Mobile News topics, so its visibility is reduced.

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