Your iPhone 5 will stop working soon if you don't install this update

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Seven years after the iPhone 5 was released, Apple has begun sending out alerts to owners which claim they must update their devices to the latest compatible version of iOS – iOS 10.3.4 – by next Sunday, November 3.

According to the company, iPhone 5 units that aren’t updated to iOS 10.3.4 by the end of next week will be unable to connect to the internet. Basic services such as the App Store, iCloud, email, and browsing the web via Safari or Chrome will stop working.

Over-the-air software updates will immediately become unavailable too, although there is a solution to this one. If you forget to install the software on your iPhone 5 by November 3, you’ll have to backup and restore to a computer before moving to the newer iOS release.

Apple originally stopped development of iOS 10 two years ago following the release of iOS 11 but was ultimately forced to correct an important issue this summer which helped maintain compatibility of older iPhones and iPads with GPS networks as they go through a time rollover transition. 

From what’s currently understood, fourth-generation iPads are also affected by the change although the only functionality that’ll be affected is GPS. Either way, it’s probably a good idea to install the update.

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