Owners of old iPhones and iPads MUST update their software by midnight on Saturday or run the risk of their devices being forced offline, warns Apple
- The problem was caused by a reset of the GPS clock in April, which takes place every 19 years
- Users have had months to update their software and the deadline is Saturday
- Otherwise, the iPhone 5 can no longer connect to the Internet
- Users must also update the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad Retina Display, 4th generation iPad
People who use an iPhone 5 have to update the software, otherwise their phone won't work on Sunday.
Apple has warned that from 5:00 am on Sunday, November 3, iPhone 5 owners cannot connect to the Internet unless they have iOS 10.3.4.
Surfing the web in Safari, emails, App Store, iCloud and maps all go offline for people who don't keep their phone up-to-date.
Those with the iPhone 4S and various older versions of the iPad also need to update the software on their devices.
The problem arose from a GPS problem that occurred only once every 19 years and took place in April, causing some devices to lose sight of time.
iPhone 5 has not been officially sold since 2013, but people still use the phones – they don't have access to the internet from Saturday night unless people have updated their software since July (stock image)
When the GPS roll-over took place in April, Apple had to remove a bug fix to prevent device and clock location services from becoming confused.
Due to the way in which weeks are recorded in GPS systems, the date is effectively reset every 1,024 weeks – every 19.7 years.
The bug fixes were only applied to Apple software iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6 and later, so anyone who has not updated will experience serious problems, 9to5Mac reported.
Apple warned users of older devices in July that they had almost four months to update the software before Sunday's settlement arrives.
IPhone 5 owners receive pop-up alerts on their phones with the message & # 39; Action required for iPhone 5 & # 39 ;.
Users also have to upgrade the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display and the fourth generation iPad.
Owners of an iPhone 5 have seen warning messages from Apple, according to tech website 9to5Mac, in which they stop their online services on Sunday 3 November at noon.
In a release on its website, Apple said: & # 39; Just before 12:00 p.m. on November 3, 2019, iPhone 5 needs an iOS update to maintain its accurate GPS location and continue to use features that depend on the correct date and time, including App Store, iCloud, e-mail and web browsing.
& # 39; This is due to the GPS time rollover issue that started affecting GPS products from other manufacturers on April 6, 2019.
& # 39; Affected Apple devices will not be affected until 12:00 UTC on November 3, 2019. & # 39;
If the software is not updated by the 3rd party, the only option is to connect the phone to a computer and do it manually via desktop apps.
To update the iPhone or iPad software, click Settings> General> Software Update.
iOS 13 UPDATE IS & # 39; DRAINING BATTERIES OF PEOPLE & # 39;
Apple rolled out its iOS 13 software last month and although it is packed with a series of changes, such as image editing, menstrual tracking and improved privacy features, it has also brought some bugs.
Apple has not yet released an official statement, but a battery drain problem appears to be affecting various models, from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Users have experienced aborted calls, lost contacts, deleted emails. Even Siri even turned out to have problems, with the smartphone assistant using the speakerphone as standard.
Now many notice that their iPhone battery will either not charge or will continue to charge for a long time.
& # 39; Apple iOS 13.1.3 update is killing my iPhone 7 plus battery. Drain a 70% battery within 2 hours. Telephones are laggy and get warm. What has changed since 13.1.2 to cause this, & # 39; A frustrated user shared on Twitter.
Another Twitter user shared & # 39; Thank you Apple. I used to have a great phone that would keep me busy for the day. With iOS 13.1.3 installed, I now have a phone that overheats, drains all batteries in 3 hours and no longer charges properly. But at least I now have Memoji & # 39; s. Great. & # 39;
Apple has not yet released an official statement, but the problem seems to have a variety of models – from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 11 Pro Max
Some iPhone owners may be frustrated but are joking about the latest update
Apple had high expectations of its iOS 13, but the update falls short of users because the first release was plagued by bugs, but many users are frustrated by the latest bug
An iPhone user called the new update a & # 39; rampzone & # 39; because the software had several problems since its release in September.
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