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How Can I Update My iPhone 5?

If you own an iPhone 5, you’ve probably already updated its operating system to iOS 10.3.4. If not, don’t be surprised if you’ve lost access to the iCloud, App Store, email, and all other applications that require Internet and GPS services. In this article, we'll show you how to update your iPhone 5 to resume using its services .




Why Is the Update Required?

In July 2019 Apple introduced an update for 4th generation iPhones and iPads to iOS 10.3.4 or 9.3.6 with the aim of correcting certain GPS location problems on the old operating system . As of the deadline of November 3rd 2019, old devices that were not updated would lose access to the geolocation services and internet as well as system updates for time and date features</bold>.

Can You Still Update the Operating System?

Yes, but know that the process will be more complicated and could be incomplete. First of all, you need to manually back up your iPhone’s data using your computer because iCloud Backup is no longer available on your OS.

Using Automatic Update

After you have made a backup, go to Settings > General > Software Update . If there is a pending update with a 10.3.4 version, tap on it, download it and install.



If the update is not displayed in your Settings menu, you can update it using your computer .

Using Your Computer

Connect your device to your computer and locate your iPhone in Finder (for Mac) or in iTunes(for PC). Then, go to General (Settings) > Check for Update. There you should find, download and install it.




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