Smartphone users holding on to the bygone era of the Steve Jobs iPhone may be locked out of several apps Sunday if they don't upgrade the software.
iPhone 5 owners must update their device before November 3 to ensure that core features like the App Store, iCloud, and web browsing continue functioning properly.
This means every 1024 weeks, or around 19.7 years, the counter rolls over, which can cause problems for programs and devices that rely on Global Positioning System for the correct date and time but haven't been coded correctly to account for the rollover.
If you're still clinging to your iPhone 5 for dear life, you'll want to be sure it's running the latest available software - the consequences could be serious if you don't. "Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019", it added.
iPhone 5 users should update to iOS 10.3.4, while iPhone 4S users need to be on iOS 9.3.6.
iPhone 5 owners have been receiving pop-up warnings on their phones telling them "Action required for iPhone 5".
Apple's devices weren't affected back in April, but time's up for the older iPhone 5.
Newer devices have been built to handle this change, but these older models have to be fixed with this software patch, and that too before November 3.
In order to download the iOS 10.3.4 update on your iPhone 5, you need to go to Settings Tap General Tap About Check for Software update If there, download and install. Users of these devices have also been asked to download the latest iOS update.