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Update your iPhone or iPad software if you have problems with location, date and time

As of November 3, 2019, some iPhone and iPad models from 2012 and older will need an iOS update in order to continue to be able to be precisely located using GPS. This is due to the GPS time rollover issue that has been affecting third-party GPS-enabled products since April 6, 2019. Affected Apple devices were not affected until shortly before 0:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019.

Check the iOS version of the device

After you've updated your iPhone or iPad, you can check if the update was successful:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on "General" and then on "About".
  3. Check the number next to "Software Version".

The updated version should be "10.3.4" or "9.3.6" depending on the device. If you're not sure which device you have, you can determine your iPhone or iPad model.

Updated iOS versiondevice
iOS 10.3.4iPhone 5
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iOS 9.3.6iPhone 4s
iPad mini (1st generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA models only)
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

The problem does not affect iPod touch devices or iPad models that only use Wi-Fi. Newer iOS devices than the models listed above are also not affected.

Important information for owners of the iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 requires an update to maintain accurate GPS location and use features that are based on the correct date and time, including the App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing.
If you didn't update your iPhone 5 before November 3, 2019, you'll need to back up and restore it using a Mac or PC before updating because over-the-air updates and iCloud backups will no longer work.

additional Information

If you've updated your device and you're still having problems, see the following articles:

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