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Once again, iOS screws up Daylight Savings Time

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Once again, iOS screws up Daylight Savings Time
What is so difficult about Daylight Savings Time? Spring ahead, fall back. It is such a simple concept and yet iOS can never seem to get it right. Nearly three years ago, a problem with recurring alarm clock settings on the day that Daylight Savings Time ended, resulted in alarm clocks waking up iPhone owners an hour later than scheduled in some European countries.Those in Australia were woken up an hour early. In March 2011, the annual move to Daylight Settings Time resulted in a number of problems with the alarm clock and the clock setting.

The very next year, setting your Apple iPhone for Daylight Savings Time resulted in the clock moving back an hour instead of moving ahead as it should have. Even more embarrassing, Siri was giving out an incorrect date for the start of DST that year. And those iPhone users who lived in Arizona at the time, found that their clock had moved ahead an hour. That would have been perfect except that Arizona is one of the states that doesn't acknowledge DST.

That brings us to 2013 and with Daylight Savings Time about to end on November 3rd, the line on the calendar app that shows the current time is actually running an hour fast. The bug does not affect alarm settings or calendar events. If the past serves as a guide, Apple will fix this problem and all will be forgiven until March when Daylight Savings Time starts over and iPhone users go through their annual agony.
 
The calendar app on the Apple iPhone is off by one hour

The calendar app on the Apple iPhone is off by one hour


source: AppleInsider

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posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:04

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 182; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


No big deal it's only once or twice a year.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:14 34

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Waking up an hour after you're suppose to isn't a big deal? Huh.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:42 1

29. Quezdagreat (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


If you read the article it says it doesn't affect the alarm, and it did not mess up my 8 a.m alarm

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 15:19 1

66. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Here you go ifan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-BTHnPHUPI

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:23

47. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 182; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I've seen in the past people use the 'didn't change the time' excuse four days later when they were late.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 19:01 1

68. lyndon420 (Posts: 1713; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I always leave my clock settings at the mercy of my phone carrier's network....why set it manually. My carrier (Rogers) never fail with their daylight savings time. Is this a luxury iPhone users don't have...letting their carrier tell their phones what time it is?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:15 15

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1588; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Once or twice a year that can cost you dearly. Phones are literally used as everything these days and if it messes up the time for say waking up for work or a job interview, you are going to regret it. It shouldn't be that hard really and for a platform that only has one clock for that matter.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:19

45. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 182; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


One day a year when you might get up one hour late BTW on a Sunday is trivial and most people will understand your tardiness.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:23 4

58. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 801; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Not if you have an important meeting or some other appointment, time is money, YES even on a Sunday. If you are an hour late to my meeting I leave, I'm no longer interested, I take my business else where, and many work on that mentality, maybe you don't but plenty others do, that's why this is a big deal.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:20 1

64. mattkl (Posts: 171; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


Wish I had a meaningless job I could be late to as well. Lucky

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:52 20

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Apple fans in denial. I suppose an easily bypassable lock screen, accelerometer issues, overlapping PNGs, colour fading icons and BSODs are no big deal as well?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:09 14

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 2752; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I'm wondering where all the "Apple iOS is perfection" cry babies go.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:39 2

26. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


You talk as if your cheap open source OS is perfect.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:50 17

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


At least it can handle Daylight Savings Time changes.

Maybe you should petition PA to write some articles about bugs in Android? The problem is that as Android gets further on in releases, the bugs seem to be less and less. Each new edition of iOS OTOH, seems to have a whole new set of bugs.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:00 1

44. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


A few bugs in a well designed and enjoyable to use OS is fine and acceptable. A poorly designed, inconsistent, laggy and unresponsive OS from an advertising giant whose main aim is to turn you into an advert consuming zombie is not. There's your article about Android.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:24 3

48. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I don't think you qualify as one of PA's 'correspondents'. Try re-submitting your 'article' to Daniel. Or Nick. Or Michael.

Better luck next time.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:14

69. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


"A few bugs in a well designed and enjoyable to use OS"...
How stupid and stubborn can you be..!!
Its juz an OS. Why try so hard to defend it even if it creates issues and problems of all sorts when using it...??
If there is an issue with any damn OS, it has to be acknowledged and resolved rather than Trolling about other OS...

Did you gain anything by defending iOS???

Did this trolling against other OS solve the issue? I guess not....
Accept the reality that there is a bug.
Juz like you, Apple is so stubborn not to accept that there is an issue.. they are repeating mistakes again & again...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:25 2

59. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 801; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Very true. iOS7 has brought with it a whole new and larger can of worms.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:31 7

34. joey_sfb (Posts: 2752; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


'cheap open source OS' LOL!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:39 3

36. MEeee (Posts: 218; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Ba ha haa aahaaaaa aaaa

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:40 7

27. Shatter (Posts: 1994; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Crying in the corner because their life is a lie now.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:20

46. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 182; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


btw I'm a Nexus user.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:31 2

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Errg. I think the saying runs something like - even a broken clock is right twice a day....

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:45

37. Kriksis (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


that only works with mechanical clocks, not with digital...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:28

50. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Isn't the iClock based on a mechanical clock? It would have to be. If it was a broken digital clock, it wouldn't tell time at all.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:02 1

57. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


You are 100% right, it's not a big deal and it's not Apple's fault. Besides, they're on the older Julian calendar so, they're bound to be iDiscrepancies.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 10:43 1

61. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


That's just a stupid excuse to cover up malfunctioning!

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:13

2. vincelongman (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Does it affect everyone? Or only some timezones?
Mines fine, its iOS 6 and NZ time zone

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:54

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It wouldn't affect people who live in areas that do not observe Daylight Savings Time. Arizona and Hawaii in the U.S. come to mind.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:30

39. vincelongman (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Our daylight saving start a about week ago, can't really remember, but I had no issues, luckily :)

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:14 1

3. ThePython (Posts: 223; Member since: 08 May 2013)


ITT: First World problems.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:32

6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Woah! Mind your language PA.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:48

41. tadaa (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


what's wrong with what they said?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:55

42. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


They will not make a good impression on someone if they use words like screws up. The writers here are very respectable.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:15 1

54. tadaa (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


well yeah i kinda agree. but they did screw up and writers have freedom to choose which words they use as long as they are not terribly offensive.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:49 13

7. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


IOS 7...the most buggy mobile OS ever. Smh...even worse than Android nightly ROMs.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:54 11

9. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Apple needs to step it up. It's not the first time iOS had this problem...

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:05

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Just as buggy as CM 10.2 Nightlies ROMS and those were not stable 30% of the time.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:11 1

15. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I'm on a CM 10.2 nightly and the only bugs I have right now are unstable wifi and no HDR camera feature.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:38

56. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I updated to the 10272013 build yesterday and had no WiFi at all. I had to download LiquidSmooth v2.10 (which is way better) over 4G and factory reset.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:33 4

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


iOS 7 would seem to still not be ready for prime, er Daylight Savings Time.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:55 1

10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


This article sounds uncharacteristically anti-Apple. What's wrong with you, iPhoneArena?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:08 7

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


>PA praises Apple = iPhonearena
>PA bashes Apple = iPhonearena

This is based on your logic.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:58 8

11. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


no iboy cares, people buy ipon because it coooooollllll not because it can works properly.
apple can sell a bar of soap with apple logo for $600 and all phone review websites will give it 9 for the score too, its no secret that peoples love, adore and worship apple cult.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:14 1

16. bucky (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You're right, millions and millions of people are mindless idiots.......

This is an issue and apple should pay some attention to this if it's reoccurring.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:36 4

19. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


They can't pay attention because they are so busy "innovating" same phones from year before:)

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:25 4

24. Jason2k13 (Posts: 639; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I agree, now where can I buy this bar of soap ;)

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:54 4

20. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


Come on, it just works!!

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:56 6

21. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


This is coming from, "The world's most advanced mobile OS"

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:04 1

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Doesn;t matter. They are allowed to screw and get paid hefty amounts for it.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:18 3

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)


What a surprise - ios screws up again, lol.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:47

30. Quezdagreat (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You guys are bashing apple over something that didn't do any harm. It didn't mess up any alarms and it did not mess up any scheduled events

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:56 7

38. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The point is it's something pretty F-ing simple. Dumbphones can even handle keeping the correct time, so this should be easy for Apple. But the fact it happens at the start and end of DST, for years now is downright stupid. I realize that all OSs have bugs, but when it reoccurs each year, twice a year like clockwork, it shouldn't be that hard to fix. And by sweeping the problem aside, you're letting them off the hook for something they are responsible for. If I pay that much for a device, they better keep up their end and fix what's broken.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:53

63. Quezdagreat (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


if it didn't happen on my phone it didn't happen on my phone. I actually have a iPhone do you? outside looking in bashers

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:42

70. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Do you even know what daylight saving is????

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:22 1

33. ihavenoname (Posts: 1328; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Actually, here in Finland huge amount of Lumia devices messed up daylight savings time (they already changed on FRIDAY). So it's not just iOS.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:41 4

40. Lyngdoh (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


iThink ios uses AST. Apple Standard Time.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:14 1

51. ikeckg (unregistered)


I really do not get it! I cannot understand that - such a great company, as Apple, and a milion of "undetected" bugs for EACH software product they publishes up!
I am a QA engineer and it is expected to have bugs occurred, of course, there's no bugfree software out there...but, come on - these issues are BASIC scenarios to be retested! Same thing with all iOS releases, iMovie bugs reported recently...poor Apple.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:22

65. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I find it surprising that iOS seems to have DST bugs over and over again. I would think that after the second one, Apple would try to do more to ensure DST bugs don't happen again.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:06 4

52. Defaramade (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


You are timing it the wrong way...

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