The iPhone is arguably one of the best innovations in the mobile phone and telecommunications industry. The great user interface, durability and flexibility of the iPhone has positioned it as a sought after device by all and sundry.
However, every user of the iPhone is weary of the need for periodic upgrade to the latest software version for continual experience.
On the back of that Apple Inc. has sent out pop up messages to it’s users of the iPhone 5 to upgrade or face losing access to the internet. It added that users who fail to upgrade to iOS 10.3.4 by 3rd November would be locked out of features that rely on the correct time and date.
Features like the App Store, email, web browsing and the storage service iCloud would all be affected if the upgrade is not done. Although the said upgrade is not the latest of the operating system, for the iPhone 5, it is the most up-to-date version suitable for it.
The software can be updated wirelessly or by using a computer, before 3rd November. After this, owners will need to connect their device to a Mac or PC, because wireless updates will no longer work.
Apple said iPhone 5 users should check that they are running software version 10.3.4. Apple also said anyone with an iPhone 4S and some older versions of the iPad should download the latest software to ensure GPS services keep working.
This includes owners of the first generation iPad mini and fourth generation iPad and older. Owners of newer models are not affected. WiFi-only models are also unaffected. The iPhone 5 launched in September 2012, and received two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours of launch, according to Apple.
It was the first iPhone to feature Apple’s lightning charger, which was a move away from the old, 30-pin connector. Apple said around 70 million iPhone 5 handsets were sold.
The next time you go in for an iPhone ensure that you are using the latest operating system which is iOS 13.