A major breakthrough to Apple users, who are still using the old model phones. If you do not update your smartphones you may lose vital functionalities of the iPhone.
Those who are using the 5-years old iPhones it’s very great and at present, things have changed and need to update for the latest software or else they may lose access to the app store as well as the GPS.
For past years, older iPhones didn’t require any major updates and people didn’t care much about the latest updates and the features.
But this time, it’s time for older iPhone users to update their smartphones from the current version of iOS to iOS 10.3.4.
Updates require for the smartphones
Users who are using iPhone 5 and the below models along with the fourth-generation iPad with WiFi and cellular need to update to iOS 10.3.4.
Apple announced users of the devices introduced in or before 2012 need to install the latest software update as early as possible to comply with the updated GPS.
The company also mentioned that users must update their iPhones for sure to maintain the accuracy of the GPS location and continue to use functions that rely on correct date and time, including App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing.
Reason for the sudden update
The update is must due to the ” GPS time rollover issue “. GPS system will reach the end of the era which means the Universal Time Clock used by the satellite navigation system reached its limit of 10-bit number counter and it will reset to 0000000000.
In order to maintain the proper navigation and other functionalities, iPhone users must update to the latest software to comply with the GPS rollover.
Check the update
To check whether the update is properly done…
- Open settings by pressing the gear button.
- And then click on the “ General “ option.
- Tap on the about to check the latest installed software.
- If the update is properly done, the software version should be 10.3.4.
In case you missed the update
If you missed the update of your iPhone to the iOS version 10.3.4 by November 3rd then you need to take a complete backup of your iPhone and restore using Mac or PC in order to update because if you missed the update time you won’t get air software updates and iCloud Backup.