The GPS rollover issue occurs once every 19 years and is rooted in how long GPS devices can hold dates. As mentioned by 9to5Mac, Apple is alerting iPhone 5 users to install iOS 10.3.4 with a full page banner. On the support page, Apple has clearly mentioned that this update is to fix the Global Positioning System bug in devices.
The rollover began happening for some systems in April this year, when widely used GPS components from USA conglomerate Honeywell rolled over, leading to the temporary grounding of Bureau of Meteorology weather balloons and some Boeing aeroplanes.
IPhone users still clinging to their seven-year-old iPhone 5 or eight-year-old iPhone 4S models need to update to the latest software this week, or risk losing access to Global Positioning System, email, iCloud, the App Store and other web services.
Apple is rushing to get the word out to users of older iPhone devices that they need to urgently update or else lose several key functionalities for a weird event that only happens once every two decades. "Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019", the company added.
If the software isn't updated by the 3rd the only option will be to connect the phone to a computer and do it manually through desktop apps. These features are the result of news that came out earlier this year that Apple had contractors listening to some users' Siri recordings and grading the responses.
To update iPhone or iPad software, click Settings General Software Update. Getting 70% battery drain in 2 hrs.
Apple today released iOS 13.2 update for iPhones and iPadOS 13.2 update for iPads. Used to have a great phone that would last me the day.
Apple users are complaining that iOS 13 is draining their battery in just a few hours, the Daily Mail reported.
One iPhone users referred to the new update as a "disaster zone" as the software has had multiple issues since its release in September.