Apple Warns Users to Update Older iPhones Before November 3rd

If you own any sort of mobile device, you know first hand what a hassle it can be to update them. Some updates can take minutes, others seem to take forever. Updates can be a bane of our existence, but they’re incredibly important in a world so reliant on technology.

Apple has issued a warning to users of older products to update their devices by midnight on November 3, 2019, or face the consequences. If you choose not to do so, your device will no longer be able to run the GPS location, App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing correctly.

The devices affected are:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPad (4th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad mini (1st Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA models only)
  • iPad (3rd Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

According to Apple, the issue does not affect any product newer than those listed or the iPod Touch and iPad that is Wi-Fi only.

To update your device, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap Software Update
  3. Tap download and install
  4. Enter your passcode if asked

If you’ve forgotten your passcode, check out Apple’s solution.

No matter what version of a mobile device you own, it is important to update. That cannot be stressed enough. If you don’t update, you will be forced to upgrade.

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