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Clock problems still seem to haunt the iPhone

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Clock problems still seem to haunt the iPhone
Some of you probably regret expecting your iPhone's alarm clock to wake you up on time last Sunday. Clocks across the U.S. were being turned an hour forward for Daylight Savings, yet a number of iPhone owners reported later that their smartphones were having troubles adjusting themselves accordingly.

Users reported problems ranging from failing alarm clocks to iPhones tweaking time settings when they weren't supposed to. Tracking down the root cause of the issue is proving a bit tricky for now, but some are suggesting that this may have something to do with the iOS software not getting along well with the time information, which is provided wirelessly by the carrier. Giving the phone a reboot or adjusting its clock manually seem to be the first logical solutions that come to mind and have even proven to work for some.

This actually isn't the first time Apple's iPhone is having difficulties with its clock. Back in November of 2010, when clocks were being turned an hour back, similar glitches plagued many iPhones throughout the country. On January 1 of 2011, once again the iPhone was cursed by frustrated owners for causing them to sleep in after failing to set off its alarm clock.

Has your iPhone caused you any trouble over the weekend? Feel free to share your pain by dropping a comment below.

source: TUAW

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posted on 15 Mar 2011, 09:20

1. kcombs (Posts: 252; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


that's what people get for never powering their phone off!

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 09:28 1

2. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


you guys were all over this one, huh?

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 10:11 5

3. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Can't even make a clock work correctly. Pathetic...

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 10:40 4

6. Beaker (unregistered)


Motorola cant get their hardware to work properly. Now THATS pathetic...

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:45 3

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What hardware of moto's doesn't work correctly as long as you don't buy cheap?

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 10:24 5

4. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


The sad part about this is that it already happened last year.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 10:38 3

5. jeans94621 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


I have a iphone 4 and a ipad and I know about ten to fifteen people with ios devices and nobody had any problem with the time change.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:02 3

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I really don't get this. I never had any problems with my alarm on the iphone4.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 15:51 1

18. Ultimatephonefreak (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


ya they just made this one up

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:17 2

8. dphins82 (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I had no problem either. I don't know what people are talking about when they have a problem.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:46 7

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


One of my friends did have this problem. Nuff said.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:50 4

11. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I didn't have this issue on my 4 either, but I'm sure some people must if it keeps getting reported.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 12:22 1

12. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I believe the ones submitting these claims are the ones that aren't using DST or in a DST zone.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 12:22

13. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


aren't in a DST zone*.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 13:58 1

15. godlymagic (unregistered)


I have two iPhones on my family plan, one iPhone 3g s 16gb Black and one iPhone 4 16gb black. My fiance has the 3g s and it did not update like it was supposed to, thus making it late for her morning class. My iPhone 4 however, updated properly as it was supposed to getting me to work on time. It could be an issue with 3g or 3g s models specifically? The majority of these comments I'm reading that are not having the problems are owners of iPhone 4's.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 13:59

16. godlymagic (unregistered)


and she had her auto update ON.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 14:00

17. godlymagic (unregistered)


It did however...update in the middle of the afternoon..AFTER she was done with her whole schedule. it's either an apple or AT&T issue or both.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 13:22 1

14. kcombs (Posts: 252; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


the problem is that some people turned off the auto update on the time, we have info in the system about it. I work for ATT this has happend before. it's not an apple issue it's user error.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 16:05 2

19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


the problem is!!! apple cant tell time. JESUS!!! people. ;) it was a simple joke dont go "u butt hurt" on me.

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