1. iMore Question's Avatar
    It's been about a year since I've had my iPhone and it recently started acting weird it's been about a month. It shows I have no emails and when I get in it it says go to settings, my apps act weird too I get on kik and I type a message but it shows it doesn't send and I can't receive any texts back, on snapchat it keeps logging me out, and on my gallery I delete some pictures and they pop up again. I have to reset my phone many times a day to get it to function and I've also tried turning it off, my iPhone also gets hotter than it should . Can somebody help?
    09-11-2016 08:22 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to iMore.

    Please update your iPhone to the latest available iOS version.
    Try it out as a new device without restoring to a backup first.
    If the problems are still there, then I recommend you to make an appointment with the Genius Bar at the nearest Apple Store.

    If all is well, you can restore to the latest backup.

    If you have any further questions, please join our forum. We're happy to help.
    09-11-2016 08:25 PM
  3. marlnew97's Avatar
    I am losing calendar items - only those I enter! Have missed appointments and etc. now I am getting FB posts that I stopped following over 9 mos ago. I turn off and on and no help. I am afraid to download the next update! It seems Apple has all new programmers!!agh. What is going on? About ready to try something other than an iPhone!
    09-17-2022 11:46 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am losing calendar items - only those I enter! Have missed appointments and etc. now I am getting FB posts that I stopped following over 9 mos ago. I turn off and on and no help. I am afraid to download the next update! It seems Apple has all new programmers!!agh. What is going on? About ready to try something other than an iPhone!
    What “next update”? The iPhone 5S has not been updated since iOS 12.5.6.
    09-17-2022 04:49 PM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    Unfortunately, your only option ma be to upgrade your iPhone. The iPhone 5S was discontinued in 2016 and was made obsolete earlier this year. It’s outstanding that it’s held up as long as it has.
    09-17-2022 10:21 PM
  6. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    MarineW67, you posted in a thread about the iPhone 5S. You didn't state you have the 5s but presumably you do. That iPhone model was released in 2013. In terms of the life of tech, the 5s is the equivalent of the era of black and white movies, maybe having to turn the crank on your car to get it started

    As Just_me_D and Annie_M stated, this is past updating. App makers, both Apple and third party, are not doing interop testing of newer app versions with the 5s. That is that for all time. But there is a much bigger point. A smartphone that is beyond updating isn't a security concern, it is a full blown unlocked and open door security hole. What your smartphone contains is fairly described as the most personal and private of information imaginable. I strongly urge you to not use a device that is beyond SW updating. Whatever you think you are saving by getting another year from the device will be more than if the data on your phone gets into the very wrong hands. Unfortunately if the device has been on the internet and isn't security patched, information on the phone has already made it to the outside world. Probably not a concern but I would consider at minimum changing passwords to websites you use for business or personal.
    kataran likes this.
    09-17-2022 10:47 PM
  7. Mars20's Avatar
    “maybe having to turn the crank on your car to get it started

    There are some great vintage classic cars out there still going strong !
    Up_And_Away likes this.
    09-18-2022 03:32 AM

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