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A bug in the iOS recurring alarm causes DST troubles in Europe

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A bug in the iOS recurring alarm causes DST troubles in Europe
How does it feel when your shiny new iPhone wakes you up an hour later than planned? Well, according to  many European owners, not that great. It seems that the clock adjusted for the Daylight Savings Time, which brought it an hour earlier at 4am on Sunday, but some alarms rang at the old time, causing all sorts of troubles. One-time alarms, or alarms set at "every day" don't experience the issue, so if you have anything different set up, you have to manually change the hour.

The same thing happened last month when Australia and New Zealand moved their clocks, but Apple didn't roll out an update. It will be interesting to see if they fix it by November 7th, when the whole of US does DST. The guy who has decided to introduce the adjustment Saturday against Sunday, has certainly been a clever one, as most users have caught their iPhone's shenanigans on Sunday. We can imagine the sort of havoc your phone's nonchalant behavior towards DST could bring on a weekday.

via Engadget

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posted on 01 Nov 2010, 08:10

1. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)


It is here in the US too, set it for 6:20am and rang at 5:20am.....not only that but the software bug messed up the music in my ipod and restoring it doesn't do anything so I'm assuming once the bug went on the music went off!!

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 08:40 3

2. android_hitman (Posts: 587; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


continue to buy apple ... you deserve it..

tolerate everything ...

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 11:00

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


4 is apples bad luck number.

They kinda deserve it for passing from the "silent Justicers" to "world greatest douches", a man once said: "a man who build a rock statue of himself has rocks on his head" another say "the more you brag about your perfection, the more your errors will prove you wrong"

*sight* I'll still thanks their contribution to the mobile community, and their good looking stuff, but sure I hate how they label everything els as trash

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 11:07

4. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)


Apple helped me with the iPod issue so no worries. As for the alarm, software fix this month they said. @ Android hitman, android has had it's problems when some of it's android phones came out so give apple a break. Every company has problems with software. Look at windows vista....big failure.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 06:57

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