As of November 3rd 2019 Apple has rolled out a few new updates for those older devices. According to Apple’s website, “some iPhone and iPad models introduced in 2012 and earlier require an iOS update to resume accurate GPS location.”

 

 

What does this mean?

Not updating to the newest iOS version may cause service connectivity issues on your device.

 

 

Do I have one of the affected models?

AFFECTED MODELS
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPad Mini (1st Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA Models Only)
iPad (3rd Generation) Wi-fi + Cellular
iPad (4th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

 

 

Am I on the latest iOS version?

You can check your iOS version by following these steps.

  1. Open the “Settings” app
  2. Tap on “General”
  3. Tap on “About”
  4. Check the number next to “Software Version”
  5. What you should see in chart below.

Latest iOS version Device
iOS 10.3.4 iPhone 5
iPad (4th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iOS 9.3.6 iPhone 4S
iPad Mini (1st Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA Models Only)
iPad (3rd Generation) Wi-fi + Cellular

 

 

How do I update my device?

You can update your device following these steps.

You may be asked to enter your passcode and to trust the computer.

  1. Plug your device into a computer with iTunes installed.
  2. Once your computer recognizes your device you will see a summary page.
  3. Click on “General” or “Settings”
  4. Click “Check for Update”
  5. Click “Download and Update”

Source:

Apple https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210239