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In the U.S., don't forget to move your clock ahead 1 hour

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In the U.S., don't forget to move your clock ahead 1 hour
If you live in the U.S., we have a public service announcement for you. Starting Sunday at 2am local time, move your clock ahead an additional hour as Daylight Savings Time begins. This means you will lose an hour of sleep, but it will be worth it as the sun stays out later in the day. While smartphone users won't have to change the time since carriers do it automatically, last year some iOS users had a problem with the time change.

Last year, not only did some iOS devices not change the time correctly, it actually moved the clock on some devices back an additional hour. You can imagine the chaos and havoc that created. Last year, we heard of one iOS user in Florida whose clock was running on Chicago time. And one user in Arizona, where Daylight Savings Time is not observed, had his clock moved ahead by one hour. Even Siri was confused last year as in response to inquiries about when DST would start, she responded with the wrong date!

If you're just getting up on Sunday and it is after 2am, check with another source just to make sure that your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad is giving you the correct time.
 

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posted on 09 Mar 2013, 23:47

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


why does this happen?

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 23:51

2. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


It was originally made for farmers and such so they had more hours in the daylight to do market stuff. Like if prices changed daily or something, the store was open and hour later or something. That's the explanation I always got.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 03:21 3

8. CliffordVII (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


its the Illuminati. Every now and then they have to do something and needed the time gap.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 05:20 1

9. boosook (Posts: 984; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


We save a lot of money because we have one more hour of light so we keep the lights off for an houre more each day. That's the real reason why it has been done at the beginning. What's more, we have light until late and this is good because when we get off work we still have 2-3 hours of daylight that we can enjoy in outdoor activities and so on. In the morning, we'll have one hour more of darkness, but this usually is not a problem because, since the sun rises earlier on summer, we wake up with the sun anyway (at least the majority of us).

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 00:15

3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


can anyone please explain to me what is the meaning of daylight savings time ? i can't understand it

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 00:18 7

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Google it.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 11:51

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It help perserve engery during daylight saving time. first appointed by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 00:17

4. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


why does his happen? its like the sun has a mind of its own choosing what time to shine...

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 00:35 2

6. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Grrrr...I hate when I lose that extra hour of sleep. :(

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 06:23 3

10. brar.arsh (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


You get an extra hour of sleep in October to compensate this.. :D

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 03:15

7. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


Has no affect on me... I live in Arizona. We get too much sunlight with 115 degree weather almost all year around. 80 in January, I think not!

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 00:15

16. Veritas_Aurora (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


i suddenly found the sun began setting after 7:30 p.m. from now on.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 08:51 4

11. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I like how smartphones don't need to worry about this..only iphones lol.

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 09:38

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Well according to apple, time moves backwards and the earth is the center of the galaxy.

That's the only explanation behind apple maps and the time bugs.

Oh and its iTime. Patented by apple in 1765.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 00:13

15. Veritas_Aurora (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


that's awesome

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 01:42

17. andynaija (Posts: 457; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Haha lol

posted on 10 Mar 2013, 16:24

14. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time#section_5

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